1. Go on a Waiting List at a Public Hospital
2. Pay for the operation yourself ("Self Insure")
Precision Orthopaedics admit public patients to Joondalup Health Campus.
The care in the public hospital is free of charge to you via the Medicare system. However, the Waiting List for operations in the Public system is considerable, currently around twelve months.
Please visit this link to learn more about how the public waitlist system from the Department of Health, Western Australia.
An increasing number of people are choosing to "Self Insure" or pay for their own surgery, so they don't have to wait. This is often a worthwhile investment as it means you can have your operation done straight away or whenever it suits you. This can allow you to get back to your work and sport as soon as possible.
The costs may not be as high as you think, especially for some less invasive surgeries like Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilisation and Rotator Cuff Repair surgery.
We will be happy to provide you with an accurate costing of our surgical fees. A proportion of the surgery fees attract a small rebate from Medicare. All the private hospital fees associated with your surgery are an out-of-pocket expense, but we will assist you in obtaining an estimate of costs from Joondalup Health Campus before you go ahead with your surgical procedure.