PATIENT INFORMATION

Appointments

We will see all urgent referrals within 24 hours and offer 24 hour care and support for all of our current patients provided by oncologists within Yarra Oncology.

For appointments at the Ringwood East practice please call 9870 0079.

Fees

All fees for outpatient consultations are to be paid on the same day. If you have registered your bank account details with Medicare, we can submit your claim so that you receive your Medicare rebate within 24 hours.

We offer a discounted fee to pensioners and Health Care Card holders. If you would like more information about our fees please contact us.

Should you require chemotherapy treatment you will need to be reviewed by your doctor just prior to each scheduled treatment. In order to keep costs low for our patients, we will directly bill your health fund for this review consultation only if you are having chemotherapy treatment on the same day. All chemotherapy treatments will be directly billed to your private health fund providing you have a valid referral.

Parking

There is parking available at the rear of our Ringwood East rooms.

Treatment Locations

We provide chemotherapy at the following locations:

  • Ringwood Private Hospital
  • Epworth Eastern
  • Eastern Health including Box Hill Hospital, Maroondah Hospital and Yarra Ranges
We also provide chemotherapy in the home via Home Support Services which is available for some private health funds.

Support Groups

The Cancer Council of Victoria is an excellent source of information and can put you in contact with support groups within the community. You can contact them on 13 11 20 or visit their website, www.cancervic.org.au.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are an important component of cancer care and through our affiliation with Eastern Health, we offer a broad range of clinical trials.

Supportive Care

We offer the following supportive care services:

  • Dietician
  • Oncology Rehabilitation Program
  • Social Worker

Pathology

Melbourne Pathology has a collection centre at our Ringwood East rooms.
Please refer the the Melbourne Pathology web site for collection times.