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Ask RiotACT: Blood test cost

cynn 6 March 2019

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Hi Canberra.

My partner’s nose was bleeding 2-3 times a week so he went to the doctor and was asked to do a blood test last year in August. He went to Capital Pathology Gungahlin, he doesn’t have medicare but when he asked the cost they told him he didn’t have to pay. After a month we received an invoice from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead saying payment was overdue $270. We called and they said maybe the first invoice was lost or something anyways – we paid it. Now last week, we received another invoice from The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network saying another payment is due $200. It’s been 6 months since the test and no one told us it would cost that much, otherwise we wouldn’t have done it. We didn’t even see the blood test result and the doctor only said everything was fine.

Anyone experienced a similar situation?

Thanks.


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