Brief pain inventory

Before every consultation and after every pain treatment we will ask you to complete the following, short questionnaire. It assesses the severity of your pain and how it impacts your daily functioning and will help us determine how effective your pain treatment is.

 

New patient questionnaire

As a new patient to Elgin Pain Management, it is important that we have up-to-date information regarding your details and medical history. Please take a few moments to complete the following questions, which will be added to your records.

 

 

Referrals

To see one of our doctors, a referral is needed for your initial consultation. A referral can be obtained from your general practitioner (valid for 12 months) or from another medical specialist (valid for 3 months). This referral is necessary for you to claim the Medicare rebate for our specialist services.

Your consultation

Your initial consult will take place in our Elgin Street practice. Whilst we can perform minor procedures in our rooms, more extensive procedures are carried out in a hospital setting.

If your pain management treatment requires more extensive treatment we will refer you to a public hospital pain clinic. Our doctors will generally perform this procedure.

Health insurance

Our medical doctors practice predominantly in the private sector and are happy to see both uninsured and insured patients. However, having private insurance will reduce the time you need to wait for any extensive procedures.

If you are uninsured or from overseas, you can choose to pay for your procedure in private hospitals attended by our doctors. We can help you obtain a quote from the hospital that you are going to.

Fees

Consultations and minor procedures

There will be some out-of-pocket costs for your consultation or any procedures performed in the rooms. You can claim part of the consultation and procedure fees back from Medicare on the day. There are reduced rates available for Pensioners and Health Care cardholders. Veteran’s Affairs Gold Card holders will be fully covered by the DVA.

You can pay by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card (MasterCard, Visa).

Hospital procedures

For procedures carried out in hospital, our practitioners are all registered as a no-gap doctors with most major health funds. With some procedures, however, there may be a gap. These will be discussed with you prior to any treatment. Additional fees may arise if the services of an anaesthetist and radiographer are required.