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    Default allergy testing?

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    How do I go about getting tested for allergies and how much does it cost? We have private health insurance for hospital only so I don't think it'll cover anything. Thanks.

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    You'll need a referral for an allergist or clinical immunologist. Some public hospitals have one but there's generally a long wait. Private ones can be very expensive, but you'll get a Medicare rebate.

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    You have to get a referral from a dr. If your child has had a suspected reaction make a drs appointment and they will give you a referral to a paed, who will do a skin prick test. The cost was around $300 I think for my ds, through a private paed. It wasn't covered by my health care card and don't think it's covered on health insurance. But you can get a rebate through medicare
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    Thanks, it's for me, not my kids thank goodness. I can't seem to eat anything these days without weird stuff going on, hives, swelling lips, tight throat, stomach pain etc. Probably time to get checked out before it gets worse.

    I don't suppose you know how much you get back from medicare at all?

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    Hi Summerly - I see your post was late 2011, just wondering if you had this done and how you went and cost etc. I need to do the same, but am worried about the costs/rebates etc.


 

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