Understanding costs

We understand that cancer can be a very emotional time for you and your loved ones. We work with you to ensure you’re aware of any out-of-pocket expenses and make sure there are no surprises throughout your treatment.

Overview

We are committed to providing our patients with exceptional and affordable care. We will take the time to talk through all aspects of your treatment plan and provide you with a detailed cost estimate before your first treatment.

The cost of treatment at Icon Cancer Centre depends on what type of cancer treatment you’re having and the likely cost of any tests or medications.

Remember:

  • Radiation oncology is funded by Medicare and up to 80-90% of the fee is covered. No private health insurance is required.
  • Chemotherapy and blood disorder treatments are delivered in a day hospital and therefore require private health insurance. Your out-of-pocket costs, if any, depend on your health fund policy level of cover.

Chemotherapy and Blood Disorder treatment funded by private health insurance:

  • We have access to private health insurance with all health funds
  • Your out-of-pocket treatment costs, if any, will depends on your health insurance policy level of cover
  • We will let you know if you have an insurance excess, or where a co-payment is needed, and provide you with a cost estimate
  • Doctor’s fee for consultation on the same day as treatment will be charged directly to your health fund
  • If you do not have private health insurance we can organise a cost estimate for self-funded treatment

Radiation Oncology funded by Medicare:

  • No private health insurance is required
  • Radiation therapy is covered by Medicare
  • Up to 80-90% of the fee is covered
  • Even greater Medicare rebate if you have reached your safety net
  • Online Medicare claiming available at the time of payment

For more information about fees, talk to your local Icon Cancer Centre or contact us.

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