GYNAECOLOGY

Drs Coogan and Hawke ‘job-share’ their practice by alternating the week in which they consult. However, unlike obstetrics, Drs Coogan and Hawke generally do not share care for gynaecology patients as these issues and procedures can usually be planned during normal working hours for the week that each doctor is scheduled to be at work. However, in the case of an emergency, Drs Coogan and Hawke may review each other’s patients.

The practice is predominantly obstetric (caring for pregnant women) but both Drs Coogan and Hawke have the skill to review and care for women with common gynaecological issues including:

  • contraceptive advice
  • menstrual disorders/abnormal bleeding patterns
  • pelvic or period pain
  • abnormal cervical screening tests/pap smears requiring colposcopy
    and treatment
  • pre-pregnancy planning
  • menopause symptoms or problems
  • fertility problems/investigations, although NOT fertility treatment.

Making a First Gynaecology Appointment

  • Please telephone the practice to book your first appointment with one of our receptionists on 02 96504050.
  • An information letter will be emailed or sent to you once booking is confirmed – please read and familiarise yourself with what will be needed for your appointment.
  • The option of an online registration link will also be provided.
  • SMS confirmation of your appointment will be sent 1-2 working days prior to the day of your appointment.
  • Please let us know of a cancellation or appointment change as soon as possible so it can be allocated to another patient.

Attending Gynaecological Appointments

  • Here is what you need to bring with you or have sent in advance:
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your first appointment time to complete appropriate registration and paperwork.
  • Your partner or support person is always welcome at any consultations, although currently COVID-19 restrictions may affect this. We will advise you of current COVID-19 restrictions via SMS 1-2 working days prior to your appointment.
  • Due to the unpredictable nature of obstetrics, we may not always be running strictly to time. Feel free to contact our secretary, one to two hours prior to your appointment to confirm whether we are running to time. If any significant time delay is anticipated with your appointment, our secretary will contact you.
  • Please let us know of a cancellation or appointment change as soon as possible so it can be allocated to another patient.
  • Payment is required at the time of consultation.

Hospital admission for Gynaecology

  • If you require admission to hospital or an operative procedure, Drs Coogan and Hawke have admitting rights and access to:
  • We will provide booking information/process and estimate of operative
    fees at consultation.
  • You will be given information at your first consultation with regards to out-of-hours emergency contact details.

FEES

This is an outline of the most frequently used gynaecology outpatient fees for this practice but does NOT include fee estimates for:

  • All outpatient gynaecological fees
  • Any inpatient gynaecological fees
  • Any other consultations with a private specialist/health care provider
  • Inpatient services if a procedure is needed e.g. Hospital accommodation, Anaesthetist, Surgical assistant
  • Any other service provider e.g. ultrasounds, pathology tests, etc.
Gynaecological Outpatient Fees 1/7/2021
OUTPATIENT SERVICES ATTRACT A REBATE FROM MEDICARE ONLY, NOT FROM YOUR PRIVATE HEALTH FUND
Description
Medicare
Item No
Our fee
$
Standard
Medicare
Rebate
$
Extended
Medicare Safety
Net (EMSN)
Rebate*
$
Approximate
‘out of pocket’
expense
$
(if EMSN
threshold reached)
Initial Consultation
104
300
76.80
178.56
44
Follow up Consultation
105
200
38.60
129.12
32
Insertion of Copper or
Progestogen IUCD (Intrauterine
Contraceptive Device)
35503
150
47.35
82.00
20
Cost of Copper IUCD
150
0
0
150
Cost of the Copper IUCD may attract a rebate through your health fund. You will need to contact your health fund to ascertain your entitlements.
Colposcopy
35614
200
56.50
114.80
28
Cervical Biopsy
35608
160
56.60
82.75
20
* Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) Rebate
  • At present if you have registered for EMSN, you will receive the extra safety net rebate on outpatient services once you are over your threshold ($2169.20 per
    single/family) in a calendar year.
  • After the EMSN threshold is reached, all Medicare rebatable fees for ANY outpatient services with ANY provider will attract the EMSN rebate + the Standard Medicare Rebate for the remainder of the calendar year.