You do not need to have private health insurance for an appointment. If seen out of hospital, your account can be paid on the day by credit card, EFTPOS, cheque or cash and then submitted to Medicare. Our office can submit this directly to Medicare online for direct payment into your account if you are registered with Medicare for payments.

You can only obtain the Medicare refund if you have been referred by another medical practitioner so please bring along your referral with you on the day.


Private Hospital Care


Professor Barlis participates in the 'GAP Cover' program with most of the private health insurance funds. This means that any ‘out of pocket’ doctor’s fees for your medical care in a private hospital  will be kept to a minimum. Our office will provide further details at the time of your admission.

Consultations and Hospital Admissions

Professor Barlis has both public and private hospital admitting rights to the following hospitals:


Public Hospitals:

Northern Hospital, Melbourne

St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne


Private Hospitals:

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Warringal Private Hospital

Epworth Richmond

Epworth Eastern

Northpark Private Hospital