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To make an appointment and claim Medicare benefits, you will need a referral from a medical practitioner. If you do not wish to claim a Medicare benefit or do not have Medicare, an appointment can be booked without a doctor’s referral. The consultation fee is the same.
To build a comprehensive medical profile for review by the doctor prior to your appointment we ask if you could please complete our online appointment and patient questionnaire. Please also attach a copy of your referral and any relevant reports including hearing tests, audiology reports and radiology scans.
New patient referrals are triaged by Professor Atlas and our practice nurse to ensure that all required assessments are organised before your consultation. You will be contacted by our staff or an appointment letter will be emailed or posted to you.
If you are unable to complete the online referral and questionnaire, please email your referral and reports to email@example.com.
Where is the closest parking for my appointment?
The closest car park is Wilson’s Parking, basement level of Ear Science Institute Australia. Alternative parking is also available in the St John of God Hospital parking which is across the road from Ear Science, at Homebase near Bunnings on Salvado Road, or the Woolworth’s car park off Station Street. We are within walking distance of the Subiaco train station.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
If we have not already received the following information, please bring:
Your referral from your GP or specialist;
Your Medicare or DVA card and private health insurance details;
Any relevant radiology scans;
Any other tests (including hearing tests and assessments, balance tests and blood tests); and
Questionnaires if not already completed online or sent to the office.
We recommend that you bring a family member or friend to your appointment – especially if you have hearing loss.
Can I claim a rebate back from my private health insurance for my consultation fee?
You are only able to claim a rebate for your consultation fee from Medicare. We are able to send your claim directly to Medicare after you have paid your account on the day of your consultation. You should receive your rebate amount into your bank account from Medicare within 24-48 hours. For more information, visit the consultation fees and payments page.
If I do not live in Western Australia am I still able to make an appointment?
Yes, interstate and overseas patients are welcome to make an appointment to see Professor Atlas. However, you will need a referral from your general practitioner or specialist to claim Medicare. Please send all your information to our office via post, fax, email or via our online referral form.
Will there be an out-of-pocket cost for my surgical hospital admission?
Please find information on health insurance and out of pocket costs for surgical admission at the Insurance and Fees page.
Where does Professor Atlas perform surgery on patients?
Professor Atlas admits and performs surgery for private patients at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco and Subiaco Private Hospital. Professor Atlas no longer works in the Public Health System.
Am I able to drive myself home from hospital?
It is hospital policy that patients require a family member or friend to drive you home and be with you for 24 hours after you are discharged.
Am I able to travel via air after my ear surgery?
For most ear procedures, you are required to avoid air travel for six weeks after your surgical procedure.
When will I see Professor Atlas after my surgery?
You will be informed of your post-operative appointments in your admission information pack which will be either emailed or posted to you prior to your surgical date.
What do I need to consider after my surgery?
You will receive post-operative instructions with your admission information which will outline what you need to consider and be aware of following your procedure.