For any Indigenous patients who are registered with North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH), no-scalpel vasectomy is provided at a discounted rate. The preparation, procedure and recovery is exactly the same as any no-scalpel vasectomy. The reason for the discount is a personal ethical decision by Dr Ranaweera – to help with closing the gap. Part of holistic medicine and well-being is effective family planning. Vasectomy is an effective way for men to take control of family planning to prevent unwanted pregnancy and for families to be able to provide adequately for children they may already have.
The out-of-pocket charge is $20.00 for the procedure to cover costs of consumables.
Just ensure that your NCACCH card is up to date and that you inform the doctor and staff that you have an up to date membership.