Frequently asked questions
What will I bring to my appointment?
- A letter of referral or request form from your referring doctor
- Medicare card
- Health fund membership details
- Pension/Health Care Card
- Chest x-rays (if you have any)
- List of current medications
Do I need a referral?
Without a referral patients are not entitled to a full rebate from Medicare. This applies to both new patients and existing patients returning for a follow up appointment.
Where are you located?
We are located at 16 Grainger St Lambton. Our Building is located between Kendall Street and Elder Street.
Do you have onsite parking?
We have onsite parking on ground level but is limited. There is a car spot reserved for disabled parking and access to each floor is accessible via lift.
What happens during the echocardiogram?
The technician will offer you a gown, place electrodes on your chest and use gel to enable the transducer to glide across your skin. The doppler is documented on the screen to our computers. The echocardiogram usually takes about 30-45 minutes to perform. After this you will be given ample opportunity to tidy up and re-dress.
For paediatric echos, we supply children’s DVD’s to entertain our paediatric patients to help them settle and feel more comfortable for the duration. For babies, a pacifier or bottle can be given, as it is ideal to have a happy baby to obtain good pictures.
How do I get my echo result?
Echo reports are sent back to your referring doctor either through a secure messaging system or via post within a week. Your referring doctor will provide you with your results.
How much will my appointment be?
We are a mixed billing practice.
We provide a reduced fee for pension and health care card holders. However, Dr Ross Mejia is an exception to this. We bulk bill our adult echocardiograms.
For any in-patient hospital services, we direct bill to the health funds and there is no out of pocket expenses to our patients from our practice for in-patient services.
Please feel free to discuss our billing policy with our practice manager should you be having difficulties. We will endeavour to assist you.