No health insurance? There is no need to worry. If you are not in a Health Fund, and we have decided you need surgery, our surgeons could refer you to a public hospital or you could pay for your treatment privately.
If your private health covers for public hospital only, you an elect to have your eye operation perform by Dr James Chau-Vo. This ensures peace of mind that you are taken care by a surgeon with a wealth of experience and excellent surgical outcome.
Otherwise, as a pure public patient, the treatment is free of charge. However, it involves a long waiting period of upward to 2 years, and works on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The surgery is most likely conducted by a training surgeon (registrar) under the supervision of the admitting specialist surgeons.
Alternately, you could decide to pay for the treatment yourself at a private hospital and not have to wait in a public queue. By ‘self-insuring’ you are cashing in the savings in unpaid private health insurance premiums.
This may cause quicker relief especially for uncomfortable or painful
Low Cost In Clinic Option
Sydwest Eye Specialists also offer some in office procedure for uninsured patients. A number of ocular procedures such as : eyelid surgery, cornea procedure and external ocular procedure are performed on site as the clinic is equipped with a procedure room and operating microscope.
For further details, please contact our practice manager via phone or email.