We do not universally Bulk-Bill but on weekdays we bulk-bill Aged Pensioner Concession Card holders (65 years and over) and children aged 11 and under. Discounted fees are offered to patients who hold a current Health Care Card, Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, Pensioner Concession Card (aged under 65 years) and full-time students (Student Card required). Please note that our After-Hours appointments (Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings) are not bulk-billed or discounted for any groups.
Obtaining a rebate on your consultation fee is quick and easy, through use of our Tyro Easyclaims Online Claiming service. With this service, all you need is your bank Debit Card or EFTPOS Card (not Credit card) with you at the time of your consultation, and your Medicare rebate will be credited back into your nominated account virtually instantaneously, without ever needing to visit the Medicare office.
For fee-paying patients, our fees are set slightly below the recommended AMA rates. It is generally the case that, for a standard consultation not involving additional tests or procedures (such as ECG, spirometry, excisions etc), your out-of-pocket cost (after Medicare rebate) will be $43.25 ($31.25 if eligible for Concessional fees and $21.25 for Disability Pension Card holders), no matter the length of consultation. Any additional procedures required will increase the gap fee. Payment can be made by Credit Card, Debit Card or cash.
A full list of fees is available on request at Reception.
It is important to note that we have decided to keep the Gap Fee of a Long Consultation almost the same as that for a Standard Consultation. In this way, we hope to encourage patients not to hesitate to book longer appointments for more complex or multiple health issues, as this helps us to avoid running late and ensures shorter waiting times and smoother running of the Practice.
Phone appointments will no longer be universally bulk-billed due to recent Medicare changes. We are still offering this service however, at our private billing rates.
We will continue to bulk-bill Aged Pensioners and children under 12 during standard business hours and those with COVID/respiratory symptoms. Discounts, where eligible (for students and Health Care Card holders etc), still apply.
All patients not eligible to be bulk-billed will be required to pay the full private fee on the day of a Telehealth appointment, just as they would for a face-to-face appointment. Medicare rebates apply if you have visited our clinic in the past 12 months.
As usual, all billing is at the discretion of our doctors.