Most frequent questions and answers
Yes. A referral is needed to be eligible for Medicare benefits for consultations and Medicare and Private Health benefits for procedures.
We do ask that your referral be submitted to the office before your appointment so that Dr Morris can review your information ahead of time.
Dr Morris values the role of your primary care GP, and thus does not offer a direct access option or in-house GP. Your GP remains a crucial caretaker role of your overall health, and Dr Morris prides himself on a close relationship and excellent communication with his referring GPs.
Whilst streamlined clinics exist, Dr Morris chooses to be involved from your initial consultation, so that any particular nuances or individual characteristics are directly connected with the same surgeon performing your procedure.
Redlands Specialist Centre, Cleveland
Parking is available on site. The car park can occasionally get busy during the day. Please arrive 10-15mins before your appointment to allow for parking time. To view a map of the location, see Useful links below.
Nicholson St Specialist Centre, Greenslopes
Paid parking is available at the hospital in the multi-story carpark directly adjacent to the specialist centre. The entrances to the carpark are via the main entrance on Newdegate St and from Nicholson St. Free street parking on the street is available nearby but these spaces are very popular and sometimes difficult to obtain.
If you are catching public transport, a free hospital shuttle bus runs continuous loops from the Greenslopes bus station.
The fee for your initial consultation will depend on the condition for which you are seeing Dr Morris and your treatment plan moving forward.
Payment is due at the time of consultation via EFTPOS and major credit/debit cards.
All consultation fees are as follows:
Initial Consultation: Fee $ 200-$250, Medicare Rebate $ 75.05
Sigmoidoscopy: Fee $ 75, Medicare Rebate$ 40.70
Follow up (standard): Fee $ 100, Medicare Rebate $ 37.70
Follow up: (more than 9 months since last visit) Fee $ 200, Medicare Rebate $ 75.05
Bowel prep kit for colonoscopy: Fee $ 25 – $ 50 N/A
A Sigmoidoscopy is an examination of the sigmoid colon and rectum (via a rigid sigmoidoscope). Dr Morris will determine the need for a sigmoidoscopy during your initial consultation. This applies to rectal conditions only and does not apply to general surgical conditions.
Dr Morris’s fees to perform a procedure or surgery are based on complexity and the overall time spent on your care during and after the procedure. Consultation is required to determine any treatment recommendations.
If you are fully insured, the majority of the costs will be covered by your health fund. After your consultation we will provide you with a formal estimate of fees. It is not possible to provide a quotation prior to a formal consultation given the wide variety of possible interventions tailored to an individual patient.
If you require a procedure or surgery and do not have private health insurance with hospital cover, please be advised that surgeon, hospital and anaesthetist fees will apply. Other potential fees may be incurred for a surgical assistant, pathology, radiology, pharmacy and any other doctor that may be involved in your care.
Therefore, you may wish to consider requesting that your GP refer you to a public health service. Total costs vary greatly depending on the exact procedure required.
All procedure are performed in hospital. While Dr Morris tries to keep his surgical fees low, facility fees charged by the hospital (not including the anaesthetist and Dr Morris’s fees) can be quite extensive if you do not have private health insurance.
Hospital facility fees start from approximately $800 for a colonoscopy, approximately $2000-4000 for haemorrhoid, fissure and fistula procedures and over $5000 for other surgical operations. Medicare do not pay a rebate towards hospital fees.
A quote for fees is not possible prior to consultation, as any surgical recommendations will be tailored specifically for you.
On the day of your procedure or surgery, simply present to the main reception desk located just within the main entrance of the hospital and the hospital reception staff will direct you from there.