SWSM is a private medical practice and fees are payable at the time of consultation. The fees charged are based on those recommended by the Australian Medical Association, these will be more than the Medicare rebate.
SWSM collects information from you for the primary purpose of providing quality healthcare. Your information is collected and held in accordance with NSW privacy legislation under which you have rights of access and correction. We require you to provide us with your personal details and a full medical history so that we may properly assist, diagnose and treat your medical condition. We will also use the information you provide us with in the following ways:
- Administrative purposes in running our medical practice
- Billing purposes, including compliance with Medicare and Health Insurance requirements
- Disclosure to other General Practitioners and Specialists outside of this practice involved in your health care
- Disclosure to other doctors within this practice
I have read and understood the above information and the reasons why my information must be collected. I understand that I am not obliged to provide any information requested of me, but that my failure to do so may compromise the quality of healthcare and treatment given to me.
I am aware of my right to access the information collected about me, except in circumstances where access might be legitimately withheld. I understand I will be given an explanation in these circumstances. For legal reasons, your request must be made in writing, and approved by your treating practitioner.