FOR PATIENTS

When you are suffering from an unexpected illness or injury, or when you simply require the best elective orthopaedic care in Albury / Wodonga, we are the provider you need.

 

We present some useful information which should answer your most commonly asked questions.

If there is any further information you require please don't hesitate to call our office on

(02) 6041 3328.

Initial consultation

 

   $200 (Pensioner $180)

Review consultation

   $80 (Pensioner $70)

All fees are required to be paid on the day of service.

Momentum Orthopaedics does not bulk bill unless arranged prior to consultation.

CONSULTATION FEES
REFERRALS

A written referral is preferred for all new and some review appointments. Emergency appointments can also be scheduled without a referral but patients must be aware there is no Medicare rebate for a non-referred consultation.

 

Patients should be aware that referrals have an expiry date:

GP to specialist referral

   

   12 months

Specialist to specialist referral

   

   3 months

Patients may ask their GP for an "indefinate referral" which never expires.

Patients are required to bring medical images (x-rays) with them to our clinic.

The following imaging tests MUST be brought in hard copy / printed films:

- Plain x-rays

- MRI scans

The following imaging tests do not need to be brought in hard copy:

- Ultrasounds

- CT scans

- Nuclear medicine scans

We DO NOT accept CD-ROMs

 

We ask patients not to accept local imaging departments advising "the films will be sent to Dr Kolt".  We ask patients to ask for the pictures to be printed out and brought to the consultation.

MEDICAL IMAGES
WHAT DON'T WE DO?
PREPARING FOR YOUR CONSULTATION
APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS

We empower patients to encourage their referring doctors to write a detailed referral, giving an indication of the urgency or severity of the patient's condition.

Patients likely to require urgent management will be seen as a priority.

Patients covered by workcover insurance will also be seen as a priority.

Patients should prepare the following for their consultation with Dr. Kolt:

 

  • Ensure the referral letter has been sent to our practice or bring it with you on the day.

  • Ensure you bring your PRINTED medical imaging.

  • Ensure you can find our location at 520 Creek Street, Albury.  Cars may enter from the front and park at the rear.

  • Wear loose fitting or easily removable clothing to facilitate examination.

  • Prepare a list of questions you wish to ask.  The consultation will not finish before all questions have been answered.

  • Have precise details of your private health fund and a knowledge of the level of cover.

  • For workcover patients - a letter approving the consultation from your employer or your employer's insurance agent.

Dr. Kolt does not see patients with:

 

  • Neck or spinal problems

  • Elective shoulder or elbow conditions

Dr. Kolt does not perform:

  • Hip arthroscopy

If you have any queries about what services we do or do not provide please call us on (02) 6041 3328.

OUT OF HOURS

Dr. Kolt is ALWAYS contactable and very happy to take phone calls ANY TIME.  During business hours please contact our office on (02) 6041 3328.

 

Patients or medical staff can contact Dr. Kolt after hours via switchboard at Albury Hospital on (02) 6058 4444 or Albury  Wodonga Private Hospital on (02) 6041 1411.

WAITING LIST

Public patients may access surgical services and aftercare at Albury Hospital.

The approximate waiting period on Dr. Kolt's waiting list is (updated February 2019):

Day case surgery

   6 months

Surgery requiring overnight admission

  6 months

Priority will be given for urgent conditions.

A "waiting list" does not apply for surgery at Albury Wodonga Private Hospital.

520 Creek Street, Albury
Ambulant and disability compliant parking at rear
                           Phone: (02) 6041 3328
                                   Fax: (02) 6041 3377