• VASECTOMY PRICING

    PRICE, MEDICARE & VOUCHER

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  • Affordable Expert No-Scalpel open-ended clip-free Vasectomy.
  • No separate visit for a consultation is required.
  • No External Stitches means no aftercare visit.
  • Price includes Consult, procedure + standard aftercare.
  • In the very unlikely event that the vasectomy needs to be repeated, then it will be repeated at no extra cost.

PRICE BREAKDOWN

  • The total price is $595
  • The medicare rebate of $203.35 is paid into your account
  • The ‘out of pocket cost’ is, therefore, $391.65 

Some providers quote ‘the price’ as the lower’ out of pocket cost’ and not the total price. Be sure you know what your paying!

PAYMENTS + REBATE

  • A $100 deposit at the time of booking secures your appointment.
  • The deposit is (naturally) taken off the total price.
  • The final amount payable on the day is, therefore, $495
  • We notify medicare of your procedure
  • The rebate of $203.35 is paid into your bank account that you have linked to medicare.
  • The rebate is paid to you by medicare within 2 working days.

SEPARATE CONSULTATION

Most guys book a vasectomy with the consultation in the same visit.

However, you may book an appointment for consultation separately if you prefer. The pricing for this consultation:

  • $100 is paid at the time of your appointment
  • You ‘get back’ between $39 and $75 from medicare (depending on the appointment length).

The vasectomy is subsequently booked & priced in the standard way.

WHAT IF I CANCEL THE APPOINTMENT?

We will refund the deposit for any cancellation > 48 hrs before your procedure.

WHAT IF I DO NOT PROCEED?

Under 5% of men are unsuitable for the procedure (usually for anatomical reasons). You may also decide not to proceed. Either way:

  • $100 deposit is refunded
  • $155 is charged for the consultation
  • You ‘get back’ around $78 from Medicare

HOW MUCH IS THE MEDICARE REBATE?

The vasectomy medicare rebate varies slightly from year to year.

The rebate for the procedure is $203.35 for 2021.

Note that Medicare does not allow for rebating a consultation separately from the procedure – unless the consultation and the procedure are on separate days.

CAN I CLAIM ON PRIVATE HEALTH?

You can’t claim on private health, but why? Private health does not generally cover procedures carried out whilst awake in private rooms. Private health can be used for vasectomy requiring Intravenous sedation. Still, expenses are likely to be considerably higher due to gap fees incurred by any or all of the anaesthetist, surgeon and surgical facilities.

Most vasectomies these days are carried out in a private clinic without sedation – with no need to fast, and you can enjoy the rest of your day.

VASECTOMY VOUCHER

Many partners or wives book their man’s vasectomy appointment. A voucher pre-pays a vasectomy in a presentable gift voucher format.

A voucher is available for men who have already made a clear decision that they wish to get a vasectomy. The doctor discusses vasectomy and alternatives at the consultation just prior to the procedure.

Australian Consumer Law regulates vouchers with a 3 year minimum expiry. We go further because we do not wish your partner to proceed with a medical procedure because of concerns about losing any upfront payment. We, therefore, offer a simple refund at any time before the vasectomy – terms clearly stated on the voucher.

In practice, we would contact you after a few weeks and suggest a refund if no appointment has been made – that way, we are not holding onto your payment, and he can always book later.

You may purchase the voucher here.

VOUCHER TERMS

The standard terms of the vasectomy voucher are:

  • A Medicare rebate of $201 is paid after the procedure into the patient’s bank account.
  • Your partner is age >= 30 years,
  • OR age >=27 years and fathered a child
  • Your partner has clearly indicated to you that they wish to get a vasectomy.
  • Full Refund to you if your partner does not wish to make an appointment.
  • Full Refund to you if your partner is not suitable for a vasectomy – a separate minimal fee is charged for the consultation-only (the gap fee is around $50).
  • Full unconditional refund at any time before the vasectomy.
  • Please note that standard booking terms apply with a $100 deduction for cancellation or rescheduling with less than 48 hrs notice.
  • The voucher system is a nice touch for couples, but we have to check that your partner has not been coerced into having a vasectomy – sorry we have to put this in, but the obvious does have to be stated!
  • Expiry at three years if we have not been able to contact you to arrange a refund.

* Easyclaim requires your physical card that is linked to your cheque or savings account. Please note that Easyclaim is not available at Ormeau. We can still process the medicare rebate on your behalf – as long as you have a bank account linked to medicare. The only difference is that the rebate takes 3 days and not immediate.

Dr Beatty

Last Reviewed / Modified: 8/8/2021

First Published: 14/8/2016