BILLING POLICY

Southern IML Pathology will bulk bill:

  • Pensioners
  • Healthcare cardholders
  • Veteran Affairs patients

 

Please have your Medicare card, Healthcare card or Veterans Affairs card with you when you have a pathology test.

Private Patient Accounts

Hospital Patients

If you are in hospital at the time of your test, we will submit accounts directly to your private health fund (Health Fund Members), otherwise you will receive a private account. Part of the private account will usually be claimable from Medicare Australia (see
non-rebateable tests). There may be a gap for you to pay.

View our Hosptial Patients Billing Advice

Southern.IML Pathology has direct affiliation with some health funds.  If your health fund is not affiliated,  you can still make a claim from your health fund.

View our Affiliated Private Health Insurers

Out Patients

If you are not in hospital at the time of your test, you will receive an account for pathology tests that have been performed and reported to your treating doctor. Part of the private account will usually be claimable from Medicare Australia (see non-rebateable tests).

Fees for pathology tests are separate from the fees charged by other doctors. We limit our fees so that your out-of-pocket payment expenses are kept to a mimimum.

Non-Rebatable Tests

Medicare Australia does not offer rebates for a number of tests. You will need to pay for these tests in full.  Common tests that are Non-Rebatable include some genetic tests, Thinprep, HPV, tests for insurance purposes and tests for drugs of abuse.

View our Billing Brochure

Payment Methods

Southern IML Pathology offers several payment options:        

  • By Internet - Pay Your Account Online
  • BPAY - Telephone & Internet Banking
  • At any post office
  • Online at Australia Post - www.postbillpay.com.au
  • Postbillpay - phone 131 816
  • By Mail - Locked Bag 35, Wollongong NSW 2500
  • By Telephone - 1300 135 139, have your credit card details ready


Detailed payment instructions are printed on your account, but if you have any further queries phone   1300 552 512.