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Payment Information

We are a mixed billing private practice and request payment at the time of consultation. Your Medicare rebate will then be credited to your account on the same day

New patients

New patients now require an appointment with the nurse followed by an appointment with the doctor. The initial appointment allows us to gather vital information including previous medical history, allergies and base line information such as weight, height and blood pressure. By having this information at the very start we are able to provide the best possible care.

Therefore, the first appointment for a private paying patient is an item 36 with a reduced charge of $112.80 which calculates to $40 out of pocket with a Medicare rebate of $72.80.

Concession card holders will be bulk billed provided they are seen during normal hours.

After the initial appointment, patients can then book standard appointments to see their GP.

Fees

Standard consultation (up to 20 minutes) – $75

Medicare Rebate = $37.60

Out of pocket = $37.40

 

Long Consultation (20 – 40 minutes) – $124

Medicare Rebate = $72.80

Out of pocket = $51.20

 

The full fee structure is available at reception.

Bulk billing available

We do offer bulk billing to all children under 16 on a Medicare card and Aged Pension Card and Health Care Card holders. This applies only to consultations during normal business hours. Bulk Billing is not available after 6pm or on Saturdays. In cases of severe financial hardship, discuss your fees with your doctor during the appointment.

Additional fees

Please note: There is an additional $20 Utility Fee for use of the Treatment Rooms, cryotherapy (freezing warts etc.) and for consumables such as plaster, dressings, bandages, lotions, spirometry etc. A $10 fee applies for PAP smears done with the nurse. Please ask reception for details.

Workcover

Workcover patients are responsible for payment of their account until acceptance of liability is received from the employer or a claim number is issued from an insurance company. Only then are we able to bill employers or insurance companies direct.

TAC

All Tac patients will be responsible for their own account until the claim has been accepted by Transport Accident Commission and a number has been issued.

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