For all clinic appointments and enquiries, please call 03 9510 3422 or click here to request an Appointment Online.
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|Mr. Greg Etherington
PO Box 25127
Melbourne VIC 3004
G16 "The Jewel"
566 St Kilda Road
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Tel: 03 9510 3422
Fax: 03 9510 3455
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Mr. Etherington sees both public and private patients in his rooms.
Office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm*.
*This may vary on occasions or the rooms may be briefly unattended.
Please leave a message on our answering system and your call will be returned.
Payment for the consultation is required at the time of attendance. There is an out of pocket fee above the Medicare Rebate for all new and review consultations. Payments can be made via cash, money order, credit card (excl Diners Club & Amex) or EFTPOS.
All accounts are payable through the St. Kilda Road office.
- Fees for Veteran's Affairs patients will be in line with the fees governed by the organization. For DVA Gold Card, the will be no out of pocket costs will be incurred; for DVA White Card, co-payment may be required
- Fees for WorkSafe, Transport Accident Commission and Third Party patients will be conversant with the fees governed by those organisations and there is an additional co-payment cost payable at your consultation
- Fees for patients with private health insurance and public patients (Medicare only) are the same
- If you do not have private hospital health insurance and would like to be seen as a public patient, you may request your local doctor or specialist to refer you direct to the Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinic at The Alfred Hospital
Prior insurance company approval is needed for WorkSafe, TAC and Third Party patients. You will need to confirm with Mr Etherington's rooms two days prior to your consultation that written approval has been received. Without this, you will be required to pay the full consultation cost on the day.
- A referral is required from your GP or medical specialist for a consultation
- If an emergency referral is required, please inform the secretary; these must be made by your treating doctor to Mr. Etherington by phone. A subacute referral can be made by phone, mail or faxed from your treating doctor to Mr. Etherington's rooms directly
- Medicare stipulates that referrals from a GP will remain valid for up to 12 months and referrals from a medical specialist, three months. Without a current referral, Medicare will only reimburse fees charged at GP rates. If your referral is not current then you will incur additional costs
First appointments - Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment time as you will be required to fill in Patient Information forms prior to your consultation. You may download and complete these prior to your appointment if you wish. Please refer to forms section of our home page. This may be returned electronically or faxed in prior to your scheduled appointment or brought at the time of your consultation.
Please bring all X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans and reports relevant to the condition for which you are consulting Mr. Etherington. It is also important that you provide us with the details of any medications that you are currently taking.
If you are running late, it may not be possible to still see you on that day. If you are running late, please call the surgery to notify.
When you come for your Appointment please remember to obtain and bring the following
- Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor
- Medicare card, DVA card, Pension Card
- Received written approval from Insurance Company (WorkSafe, TAC and Third Party)
- Have your Private Health Insurance information with you
- Copies of results, X-rays, MRI's. CT scans etc and any other relevant information
To cancel an Appointment
Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 day's notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.
We recognise that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise if we keep you waiting.