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Everything for just $5,950

If you have private health insurance you can end your weight-loss struggle for good for $5,950. Our price is all-inclusive, covering your surgical, assistant surgical as well as your anaesthetic fees (commonly not included in most surgery quotations), the gastric band or sleeve procedure, and all the necessary dietary, medical and psychological support to help you reach your goal weight by our in-house highly experienced team. Generally the only other cost under usual circumstances is your health fund excess. Click here to get the full details of our comprehensive program.

Or, if you don’t have insurance don’t worry, we can still help. Ring us on (02) 8197 9595 to discuss your options and costs if you do not have private health insurance. You will need to pay your hospital fees, but you may be surprised at how affordable this is.

The cost for the Gastric band and the Gastric Sleeve is the same- we like it this way as it eliminates cost as a factor in deciding which is right for you. At OClinic we are very upfront about exactly how much your treatment will cost, with absolutely no hidden extras, and will provide you with a full written quotation so you know exactly where you stand. Thats our promise to you.

Using Superannuation

Beacuse it is recognised that morbid obesity and the medical problems associated with it will reduce a person's life expectancy, and that weight loss surgery is not yet readily available in the public hospital system, the Australian Government allows early access to your or another family member's superannuation to cover the costs involved in bariatric surgery.

The application for early super release is processed by Centrelink- you will need to fill out an application form, and obtain a written letter of support from both your GP and Specialist. (Dr Taylor will provide his letter of support to you upon request after your initial consultation) The processing time by Centrelink generally takes around 3 weeks, and allow a further 4-6 weeks for your superannuation fund to release the funds to your personal bank account.

For more details on the early release of super to pay for medical expenses click here. To download the application form click here.
 

Tax refund scheme for Medical Expenses

A rebate can be claimed through your end of year tax return if you incur medical expenses over $2,000 during the one financial year. Anyone can claim the tax offset: there is no upper limit on the amount you can claim, and it is not means tested. The rebate is currently 20 cents for every dollar over the $2000 threshold.

STOP PRESS: THE MEDICAL EXPENSES REBATE SCHEME WILL BECOME MEANS TESTED FROM JULY 1 2012. YOU MAY STILL ACCESS THE REBATE UNDER THE OLD ARRANGEMENT UP TO 30 JUNE 2012. BE QUICK!

Because this is a rebate rather than a tax deduction, you can claim this even if you do not pay tax. It is claimed at question T9 on your tax return. As always, be sure to check with your accountant or financial advisor. Further details can be found by clicking here.

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