Philip is based in the outer south-eastern suburb of Berwick and consults in the rooms of the Melbourne Urology Centre at 55 Kangan Drive and at Mulgrave Private Hospital. He is also the senior urologist in West Gippsland where he consults at 1 Hopetoun Street in Drouin, and the only visiting urologist consulting and operating in Central Gippsland, where he consults monthly at the hospital rooms on Gutheridge Parade, Sale.
A GP referral is required before being seen, and as all referrals are triaged it is important that the paperwork is either dropped off at the rooms or faxed or e mailed before any appointments are arranged by Theresa (0431 876507) or Helen. A confirmatory letter will be sent out. New consultations are 20 minutes long and review appointments 10 minutes. Longer sessions can be booked but will attract a higher fee. If you cannot attend the appointment please contact beforehand or there will be a charge and no further appointments may be possible.
The standard fees is $200 for new appointments and $100 for review. There may be additional costs for tests such as bladder scans or flow tests. Payment is by cash, cheque or card. Invoices will be provided which will enable repayment of the current MBS refund by Medicare. DVA gold card holders are generally seen at no additional cost and there are discounts for Senior card holders. There is no general bulk billing. Unfortunately private health insurance does not cover consultation fees but please let Theresa or Helen know what insurance cover you have at the time of booking.
The majority of patients will require additional tests. Forms for these will be provided at the consultation and they will have to be booked and paid for with the radiology and pathology providers. The results are usually provided by mail/post and, where possible, additional appointments are avoided.