Health Insurance for Plastic Surgery

Purely Cosmetic procedures are not covered by Medicare or any Private Health Insurance.

If you are eligible for a rebate then you must provide us with a GP referral. If we do not have one then you are not eligible for any rebates.

Privately Insured Patients

For patients having surgery with a Medicare item number and who have private health insurance, we recommend that you call your private health insurer and ask if you are covered for the Medicare item number. Some insurers will only cover a portion of the hospital fee and the patient is responsible for paying the gap payment or excess.

Our practice requires surgery payment upfront no later than 2 weeks prior to surgery. We will supply you with a receipt of payment which you can then take to your private health insurance after your surgery to claim any rebates that are applicable to you.

Uninsured Patients

Uninsured patients that are having surgery with a Medicare item number attached are still eligible for a Medicare rebate (although not as high as those with private health insurance).

Medicare will not cover your hospital fee therefore this expense falls on you, the patient.

Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

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Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.

Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures.

Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Scott
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Find out more about pricing, medical payment plans and paying for your surgery
  • Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us

How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Turner

  • You can book your initial consultation with Dr Turner by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.

Contact us or call on  1300 641 199  to arrange your consultation in Sydney or Newcastle.

Email us for more information:  [email protected]