Frequently Asked Questions
Please call the rooms on 03 9897 4922 to make your appointment.
Mr Booth consults on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays.
*Telehealth consultations are also available on Tuesdays for those that require it
Yes, you will need to obtain a referral from your GP (or specialist) prior to seeing Mr Booth.
Referrals from your GP or medical specialist will allow you to claim the Medicare rebate for the consultation.
You can fill in a form and send us your pathology results electronically. See REFERRALS page.
– Your GP or Medical Specialist referral letter
– Your Medicare card
– Private health fund membership card or details
– Workers compensation details (if applicable)
– All relevant x-rays and medical reports
– List of medications
– List of any known allergies
– Completed Patient Registration Form
Prior to your appointment please complete the Patient Registration Form and submit online or print and bring with you on your appointment day.
Each consultation attracts a fee which is reimbursed in part from Medicare. The consultation fee will be advised to you at the time of booking your appointment.
Upon payment, you will be given a receipt so that you can claim part of the fee back from Medicare.
*If you have a worker’s compensation claim number, your consultation fees will be charged directly to your workers compensation insurer with no personal charge to you.
*If you have a DVA claim number, your consultation fees will be charged directly to the Department of Veterans’ affairs insurer with no personal charge to you.
With regards to private health cover, you will need to check with your health fund as to your level of cover.
Mr Booth was a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Public System for many years and unfortunately, even getting in front of the right specialist in the public system can sometimes take a long time followed by long waiting lists for operations.
If you are uninsured, Mr Booth will be happy for you to make an appointment to see him for the purpose of a correct diagnosis and to develop an appropriate treatment plan for you.
If you need surgery and are not in a Private Health Fund or DVA you have two alternatives:
1. Go on a Waiting List at the Public Hospital
Unfortunately, the waiting list for operations in the public system can be long. It is best to check with your GP regarding the situation in your local area.
2. Pay for the operation yourself ("Self-Insure")
An increasing number of people are choosing to "Self-Insure" or pay for their own surgery, so they don't have to wait. This is often a worthwhile investment as it means you can have your operation done straight away or whenever it suits you.
All the private hospital fees associated with your surgery are an out-of-pocket expense, but we will assist you in obtaining an estimate of costs from the private hospital before you go ahead with your surgical procedure.
Please call the rooms on 03 9897 4922 if you would like a detailed estimate.
Mr Booth operates at 2 private hospitals:
Epworth Eastern Private Hospital - 1 Arnold St, Box Hill VIC 3128
Knox Private Hospital - 262 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna VIC 3152