For your convenience, Westside Private Hospital offers three free hours of ticketed parking to all Westside Private patients. Entrance to the carpark is via Harrys Road. There is also limited on-street parking available on Morrow Street.
If you're coming from the city, the bus stops at Morrow St near Beatrice Street (stop 17/18) in front of Hungry Jacks, and Moggill Rd at Taringa (stop 19). From there it's a short walk to Westside Private Hospital.
From the West, the bus stops at Walker St at Taringa (stop 19). Walk down the hill to the Mercedes dealership, then cross at the pedestrian safety area. Follow the path up the hill towards Westside Private Hospital.
Westside Private Hospital is located next to Taringa train station on the Springfield and Ipswich train line. Westside’s internal signage are linked to Translink so you can see when your train is due to arrive.
We are on the ground floor of the building and are located directly opposite the shopping complex with Dominos and McDonalds.
There is on street parking available or you can park in the shopping complex opposite free for 3 hours.
There are bus stops a short 200m walk away from us on Gibson Rd at The Cockleshell, and Mary St near Albert Street (routes 628 and 632). Check Translink for more details.
If you are taking a taxi/DVA transport, our friendly staff can arrange this for you after your appointment to take you home.
What to bring
Medicare card, health fund details (if applicable), DVA/Pension/health care card details (if applicable)
Current referral letter (if not already provided by your referring Doctor)
Your current glasses
A list of your medications (you can ask your GP to send this to us directly)
You may wish to bring sunglasses to wear afterwards if dilating drops are used
If you like you can complete the Patient Details form [download here] and bring it with you to your first appointment.
What to expect
You will be checked in by our friendly receptionists and directed to fill in the Patient Information Form, if you have not already done so.
After this an Ophthalmic Technician will perform some preliminary tests depending on the condition you have been referred for.
They will also administer the dilating drops if required.
Following this, Dr Adams will conduct her assessment and consultation.
Please allow up to 2 hours for your appointment.
As a new patient, you can expect to be at the practice for approximately two hours in total. This will allow time for any paperwork to be completed, our Ophthalmic Technician’s to perform preliminary testing and to administer dilating drops.
You will then have a consultation with Dr Adams.
Your pupils require dilation in order for Dr Adams to have a clear view of the back of your eye and to allow for more accurate testing.
Your vision may become blurry for a short period of time and we do not recommend driving until the effects of the drops have worn off.
Many of our patients organise for a friend/family member to bring them to their appointment for this reason.
Dr Adams aims to see patients on time once paper work, testing and dilation is complete. However, complex cases can require detailed discussion and at times we have to see emergency cases. This can occasionally result in the clinic running over schedule. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Insight Eye Surgery is a private billing practice. With a valid referral, your visit will attract a Medicare rebate which will cover part of the cost of the consult. We are able submit the claim to Medicare on the day of your appointment on your behalf.
Private health insurance does not cover outpatient medical appointments, it only provides cover for in-hospital treatment.
When booking your initial appointment, you will be informed of the estimated cost of the appointment and associated rebate.
The cost of surgical procedures is determined by the type and complexity of the procedure, coupled with the level of your Private Health insurance cover.
As a result of these variables, staff are unable to provide an estimate of surgical costs prior to your consultation.