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    When my DD was born, the paed came and saw her at the hospital every morning for 5 minutes (4 days). I got hit with a $330 bill. Had to take Dd at 11 months to another paed as I wasn't happy with this first one. Initial consult was $250. Got about $100 back from Medicare.

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    Most specialist in bris are about 150-190/ initial appt. I think my paed was 160. Typical rebate about 80 from Medicare. Typical recheck about 80-90. Sydney I think is more. Mostly for a first appt u get about 45 min of Thier time so this is actually pretty good when u think about it , even though sounds heaps.

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    Default pediatricians fees

    Our initial paed appointment for dd was close to $400 with some back and now out appointments are $200ish with some back, we haven't been for a while, I have one coming up, I'll take better notice and report back 😂

    Edit to add ours is behavioural related, those appointments on their schedule cost more than a medical only appointment (I don't know what to call it so that will do 😬)

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    From memory (it's been a whike)
    Pead private was around 350 with 90 back for the first appointment and 150 with 60 back for the rest.

    Pead surgeon 450 for the 1st and than 200 after that.... ( we than put in to see him publicly and paid nothing fro than on it., but his underling did the actual surgery with him overseeing.

    Pead public cost nothing been seeing him for 10 years now.

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    We are seeing a private devlopmental pead and her first appointment was about $680 with some return from medicare. All other appointments we have had from her range from $550 to $450.

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    I guess from all the posts you can see that paeds are expensive. We see one regularly for my daughter's complex needs.
    His fees are quite high.
    However. .. they are at their own discretion and decision to bulk bill /charge less etc. Perhaps if you ring and explain your situation they could make allowances. You'll never know unless you ask.

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    OP if you can't afford to pay for a private Paed, go back to your GP and ask to be referred to one at a public hospital. You may need to wait a bit longer, but if you are going to require more than one visit then it is probably worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    OP if you can't afford to pay for a private Paed, go back to your GP and ask to be referred to one at a public hospital. You may need to wait a bit longer, but if you are going to require more than one visit then it is probably worth it.
    This is a great idea. The paeds at hospital usually work in private anyway. ..so quite possibly you'd seen the same person.

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    eeek.... so what i was hearing on the phone that the lady quoted $450 wasn't something I misheard then! I'll definitely want to be reborn as a paed in my next life lol. I guess at that rate they charge they make more money than a lawyer?

    What I'm afraid of is that I'll be asked to come to more consultation sessions and will be paying heaps of $$$. My plan is to go and see him once next week (as I don't want to delay things in fixing DS behavioural issues in school) and if they require DS to do more follow ups then i'll go back to my GP ask for public hospital referrals. I asked my GP last time whether it'd be good to go to a public hospital and he shook his head no no no... probably thinking the waiting period isn't such a good idea.

    DS' behavioural problem isn't actually bad/severe, but we do need some consultation with the expert in handling the problem. I assume the problem already started since DS was younger but we didn't pay attention to that at all and he's also lacking of discipline and routine (basically I'm a lazy mum and I cannot say "no" to this lil boy and esp when there are whines and crankiness involved, i'd always turn to shortcuts and used a lot of bribes too back then). But unfortunately it's becoming a repetitive problem in school as well that the school thinks there must be something wrong with him. This is the price I have to pay for being a lazy mum I guess!

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    Our private Pead works in the public system as well. Initial appointments are a few hundred and then $70 after Medicare.
    Definitely register for the safety net


 

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