All of our practices operate on an appointment system to minimise delays and inconvenience to patients. To make a booking, please call (07) 5525 1953. To enquire about anything else please visit our Contact Us page.


You will need to bring your referral, health fund information and your Medicare / Veterans Affairs’ card (if applicable) to your appointment. Any previous tests you have had within our clinics will be accessible to us to assist your follow up.

Under Medicare guidelines, you require a valid referral from either a GP or specialist in order to be eligible for a Medicare rebate.

Our staff are committed to providing a friendly, personalised service for all patients. As we offer a variety of tests and procedures, it is important you are aware of preparation requirements prior to the appointment; if you are unsure what to do, please ask our staff prior to your appointment.  You will be advised of preparation requirements at the time of booking the appointment.

A follow up appointment with your GP is highly desirable.

What to bring to your first appointment:

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Please bring a list of ALL medications.

(Download and print and complete Patient Medication Sheet) (Put Link)

We encourage all our patients to bring family members with them to all their appointments.

There is a great deal of information being shared and it’s best to have others with you for ongoing support.

If English is not your first language and a interpreter is required, please ensure you bring one.

Medicare, DVA, Workers Compensation and/or Health Fund cards/information.

A referral letter from your referring doctor.

Copies of X-rays, CT scans, Angiogram/Echo images (normally on CD), Pathology reports, MRIs, medical records, operation records, etc from prior doctor visits.

Quick-guide test preparation:

24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor

  • Shower before test.
  • You are required to return 24-hours later to have the monitor detached.

24 hour Ambulatory ECG Monitoring (Holter monitor)

  • Shower before test.
  • You are required to return 24 hours later to have the monitor detached.

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

  • No stimulants (caffeine of cigarettes) 2 hours before test
  • Light meal beforehand
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes

Exercise Stress test

  • No stimulants (caffeine of cigarettes) 2 hours before test
  • Light meal beforehand
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
Practice Fees

At Cardiac care Associates we aim to ensure all patients are advised of any and all costs likely to be incurred for consultation and medical procedures. All of our Cardiologists have individual fee structures of which you will be advised of at the time of booking an appointment.

Payment in full is required on the day you attend  for all consultations and testing procedures. You are then able to claim your Medicare rebate which is approximately 85% of the fee charged to you. The fees that Medicare pay are devised by the Federal Government and reviewed annually.

We accept most forms of payment except Amex and Diners Club.

In Hospital Services:

All Cardiologists co-located at Cardiac Care Associates participate in the ‘No Gap Scheme’ where offered by private health funds. If you are in top level hospital cover with a Health Fund offering this scheme, generally all fees incurred for in hospital services will be paid by your Health Fund. In this case you will not receive an invoice from the Doctor. (Please confirm this with your individual cardiologist.)

It should be noted that not all private health funds offer this service and where this applies, the account will be sent directly to you, the patient. We request payment on receipt of the invoice; you can then take your invoice and receipt into Medicare who will reimburse you approximately 75% of the fee charged. In some instances, you may then be able to claim a portion from your Health Fund as well.