Fees and billing arrangements:
We bulk-bill pensioners, healthcare card holders and children 16 years and under.
Since Medicare began, patient rebates have not kept pace with practice costs. Therefore, it’s necessary to privately charge patients in order to continue to provide a quality service to you and your family.
Current Charges are:
Brief Consult $55.00 if paid on the day
$70.00 if account is taken
Medicare Rebate $16.95
Standard Consult $75.00 if paid in full on the day
$90.00 if account is taken
Medicare Rebate $37.05
Long Consult $110.00 if paid in full on the day
$125.00 if account is taken
Medicare Rebate $71.70
Long Extended Consult $145.00 if paid in full on the day
$160.00 if account is taken
Medicare Rebate $103.50
A Missed Appointment Fee of $30.00 is charged if no 24hr notice is given
A Gap Fee is charged for all procedures and dressings for all patients
Bulk-Billing is only applicable if you retain a current Health Care Card,
Pension Card, Veteran’s Affairs Card or Childhood Immunizations
There is no Bulk-Billing after 4:30pm weekdays or Saturday Morning Appointments
Repeat prescriptions and referrals
Prescriptions for regularly taken medicines, as well as ongoing referrals to specialists, can be obtained without seeing the doctor if he/she has agreed to this. In making a request, we appreciate it if patients can give 24 hours’ notice.
There is a $15 charge for repeat prescriptions, referrals and forms.
Most medical services are GST-free. However, the following services will incur a 10% GST fee:
- Medical reports
- Certain medical examinations (e.g. for driving/life insurance)
- Certificates (if no medical treatment is provided)
- Services acting as an expert witness (e.g. signing passport forms)