Here we’ve put together useful and important information for our patients and their loved ones.
This information will help you understand what’s involved and how you need to prepare for a medical procedure that you may have scheduled at Moonee Valley Specialist Centre.
Bowel Cancer Screening
Many illnesses we attend to at Moonee Valley Specialist Centre are serious and debilitating for our patients. However, bowel cancer remains the most significant and life-threatening disease we treat.
That’s why it’s important to explain the risks of developing lethal bowel cancer and what can be done to prevent it. We aspire to reduce the number of untreatable bowel cancer cases we see. If we can detect more early-stage disease, then there’s a much greater chance for you to make a full recovery.
Bowel cancer is, in fact, curable in 9 out of 10 people when detected early enough. Did you know a simple, screening kit is available for you, your family and your friends? Let’s catch bowel cancer before it’s too late. Ask us how.
All new patients must have a referral prior to receiving treatment at Moonee Valley Specialist Centre.
Please make sure you bring a written referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or medical specialist with you to your first appointment at Moonee Valley Specialist Centre.
A GP referral will last for 12 months and a medical specialist referral is valid for 3 months.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Referral letter from your Doctor (GP or Specialist). To be eligible to claim your rebate from Medicare you MUST have a valid referral letter. A referral from a GP is valid for 12 months and referral from specialist to specialist is only valid for 3 months
- Blood test results and any scans that may be relevant to your appointment
- Any other additional information which may be relevant e.g. previous treatment and/or operation reports, , list of current medications
- Payment – which is required on the day of consultation
- Medicare and private health fund card, DVA card if applicable
If you are a Work Cover patient:
- Claim number
- Work cover agent
- Case manager contact details
- Employer contact details
If you are a TAC patient:
- Claim number
Health Insurance and Non-health Insurance Information
If you are having a procedure with Dr Nathan Connelly please note:
You MUST contact your health fund to ensure that you are completely covered for the procedure. Some health insurances do have an excess that MAY be payable on the day of the procedure.
An uninsured patient is a patient that does not have health insurance or a patient that may have health insurance but is NOT covered for all or part of the procedure. If you are uninsured there will be costs involved with your procedure. Please ask for a quote. (please note: due to the complexity of medical practice, some item numbers can be unforeseen prior to the procedure and will be charged to you after the procedure).
Some Common Item Numbers to quote to your health insurance company
There are many more if your procedure is more complicated, so be sure to ask the Doctor prior to your procedure.
- 32222: Colonoscopy
- 32229: Colonoscopy with polypectomy
- 30473: Gastroscopy
- 32135: Haemorrhoid Banding
- 110: Initial Consultation
- 116: Review Consultation
- 12533: Helicobacter Breath Test