Iron deficiency has been identified as a major health issue affecting all age groups. Iron is an important dietary mineral that is involved in various bodily functions, including the transportation of oxygen in the blood. This is essential in providing energy for daily life. Iron deficiency results in depletion of the iron storage within your body, leading to fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath and decreased immunity. Keeping your iron levels within the healthy limits is important.
For eligible patients, an initial consultation is booked with the doctor. Patients will be issued a script of Iron Infusion (Ferinject) to be purchased from their pharmacy. A 45- minute appointment will then be booked for the procedure Patients should allow an hour which includes the iron infusion and a 30- minute observation time post infusion.
Patients with a current Medicare Card will, in addition to the cost of the Ferinject dose (purchased from the pharmacy), incur a $172.80 charge to cover procedural and consumable costs. A Medicare rebate of $72.80 is claimable, leaving an out-of-pocket cost of $100.