How to use the specialist search
Using our provider search gives you a good indication about how often the specialist has taken part in our Access Gap scheme.
Step 1. Search
- specialty and location
- doctor name
Step 2. Click on a doctor
On the search results page, click on any doctor you’re interested in.
Step 3. Select procedure fees
Procedure fees are the charges for your surgery.
Health funds don’t pay towards specialist consultation fees, because these are outside the hospital system (the good news is that Medicare rebates generally apply), so the information you need is on the Procedure fees tab.
Step 4. View their Access Gap history stats
Just remember that you need to ask your doctors to participate in Access Gap and ask for a quote before you go to hospital, known in the industry as 'Informed Financial Consent'.