Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a rebate from Medicare or my private health fund?
You will receive a Medicare rebate for most consultations. Many private health funds provide rebates for other services, such as dietetics and immunotherapy. These vary, depending on your policy and level of cover, so please check with your provider.
Do I need a referral?
You don’t need a referral to see a doctor at Allergy Medical or to receive a rebate from Medicare.
However, we’re happy to liaise with your GP/specialist as required.
Do you treat children/adults?
Yes we treat both children and adults—roughly 50-50. Our patients range in age from infants to seniors. We provide allergy testing on babies from one month of age.
What are the clinic hours?
Allergy Medical operates a varied daily schedule, Monday to Saturday, providing a range of early morning and late afternoon appointments. We are also open every other Saturday.
Where can I park?
Newstead – We have a number of parking spaces onsite and some metered street parking is available. There is also a public car park at Gasworks Plaza, a five minute walk to the clinic.
Can I bring food to the clinic?
We request that you refrain from bringing any food or drink into the clinic as we are treating patients with severe allergies. You could bring along water if you like.
What do I need to know before I visit?
You will need to stop using certain medications prior to skin prick testing or patch testing.
We will provide you with detailed information when scheduling your first appointment.
If you have any questions or concerns, just ask us.
As we treat people with severe food allergies, please do not bring food of any kind into the clinic.