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 at 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 $41.80 ($29.80 if eligible for Concessional fees and $19.80 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 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.
Bulk Billed Telehealth
In this time of social and economic upheaval, we are committed more than ever to supporting our community. We are currently bulk billing all standard medical Telehealth consultations. This means there will be no cost to you for phone appointments.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we ask every patient to arrange a Telehealth consult before coming into the clinic. During this consultation, your GP will advise you on the most appropriate next step. Sometimes we will still need you to come into the clinic for examination. Our billing structure remains the same for practice visits.