Frequently asked questions

What should I bring with me to the consultation?

  • A valid referral from a doctor is essential.
  • Any relevant investigations.
  • A list of current medications.
  • A relative or next of kin.
  • Any relevant information from other doctors/specialists.
  • Please remember to wear appropriate clothing, as it will often be necessary to remove them for clinical examination.

Is there an out-of-pocket cost to see Dr Ling?

Yes there is an out-of-pocket cost to see Dr Ling. 
Initial consultation fees: 

  • Non-pensioners: $215 (minus Medicare rebate of approx $80)
  • Pensioners/health care card/concession card holders: $200 (minus Medicare rebate of approx $80)

Review consultation fees:

  • Non-pensioners: $100 (minus Medicare rebate of approx $40)
  • Pensioners/health care card/concession card holders: $85 (minus Medicare rebate of approx $40)

Payment is due on the day of the consultation. 

Medicare rebate submission will be done for you online, after payment has been received. Note that you will need a valid referral in order to receive a Medicare rebate. 

Will health insurance cover the cost of the consultation?

Health insurance does not rebate out-of-hospital consultations. However a Medicare rebate does apply (you must have a valid referral), that can be submitted online directly to Medicare for you on the day of the consultation.

Does Dr Ling see uninsured patients?

  • Yes Dr Ling is able to see uninsured patients. A consultation fee applies as usual.
  • Uninsured patients can be offered a place on the waiting list at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.