You’ll find our clinic on the ground floor of Calvary Hospital (49 Augusta Rd, Lenah Valley).
Parking at the Calvary Hospital
Finding a spot in the hospital visitor car park can be challenging. So, we encourage you to allow extra time before your appointment to save rushing and any sense of stress. Parking is also available in the surrounding streets.
Find our clinic, once at the hospital
To make it easy for you we’ve included the below map. Please enter through Calvary Hospital’s main entrance on Augusta Road, turn right towards the café, you’ll find us through the door at the end of the café and on the left. It is well signed but if you have any troubles please give us a call on 6228 0411.
Our initial consultation fee is $220. However, you’ll be happy to know you will receive a partial Medicare rebate, which we can process on the spot, if you have your bank account already registered with Medicare. Please be aware that we do require the full $220 payment on the day of your consultation and we accept both credit and debit cards.
There is a dedicated section in our Patient Registration Form for your MAIB / Workcover details, including your claim number and case manager contact details. This information will ensure we invoice the insurer directly and you won’t have to worry about paying the consultation fee.
Prior to your appointment, please obtain:
- consent from the insurer, and;
- your claim details
Please be aware if you’re unable to provide these details there will be a fee of $220, and we require full payment on the day of your consultation, we accept both credit and debit cards. We will provide you with a receipt that you can present to your insurer for reimbursement.
Your Health Cover
Are you thinking you might require surgery? If so, we strongly recommend you contact your private health fund to seek the important cover information we’ve outlined below.
Why is this important? Mr Petterwood performs surgery at Calvary Hospital Lenah Valley, which is a Private Hospital. However if you are;
- uninsured, or
- have no Hospital cover, or limited Hospital cover
We are still happy to see you, but if you require surgery you will have to ‘self-fund’ the costs of any medical or surgical treatment through Calvary Hospital. These costs can be significant, with little or no rebate from Medicare. Our staff are available on 6228 0411 and are more than happy to talk to you about any questions you have regarding opting to be a ‘self-funding’ patient.
If you would prefer to be treated at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) (as a public patient/nil cost), please talk to your GP and ask for a referral to be sent directly to the ‘Wellington Clinic’ (Royal Hobart Hospital). Mr Petterwood does have a public appointment at the RHH and is able to see patients at no cost. But, please be aware that the RHH waiting list’s apply.
Most healthcare cover providers have a waiting period on new policies (typically 12-24 months for planned surgery). This means if you have not completed your waiting period, you may not be covered for surgery just yet.
We do everything we can to keep our surgical costs low. To do this, we have agreements with all participating health funds that Mr Petterwood will limit his out of pocket charges to an Agreed or Known Gap. This gap is usually capped between $300-$500, depending on the particular fund. However, not all health funds and policies offer Agreed/Known Gap Cover.
If it turns out that you don’t have access to an Agreed or Known Gap, our skilled staff can help inform you in regards to expected costs associated with your required surgery.
All surgeries are identified with an item number/s. So, it’s important to call your health fund and notify them of the anticipated surgical item number, to ensure you have adequate coverage.
Some common item numbers for surgeries we perform are:
- Knee Arthroscopy – 49580
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction – 49542
- Shoulder Arthroscopy / Reconstruction – 48960
- Total Knee Replacement – 49518* (*please see note below)
- Total Hip Replacement – 49318* (*please see note below)
- Total Shoulder Replacement – 48918 (*please see note below)
*Please note: If you require a: knee, hip or shoulder joint replacement, it is essential that you have:
- the very top cover available with no exclusions
- access to Gap Cover; and
- you have completed any waiting periods.
If your anticipated surgery needs don’t appear on this list: Please call our clinic 6228 0411 and talk to our friendly team.
We’ll happily help you find the likely surgical item number and associated costs.
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
At Petterwood Orthopaedics we are always looking for the best outcome for you. This could be using the latest surgical innovations, or simply through the right referral for physiotherapy, Pilates or exercise physiology. Sometimes it’s just listening to your needs and making sure you get the right information at the right time.”
Josh Petterwood, Orthopaedic Surgeon