Want to save on out-of-pocket expenses on your planned surgery? Use our provider search.
To reduce your out-of-pocket costs, we have agreements with more than 36,000 doctors across Australia. This is called Access Gap. Search below to see if your doctor has taken part in our Access Gap in the past. Remember, it’s the personal choice of the doctor whether they participate in Access Gap and they can decide on a case-by-case basis.
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 info 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'.