Appointments

We endeavour to provide an efficient service with minimal waiting time.

Appointments are normally booked at 15 minute intervals.

Please advise us if you think you may need a longer appointment.  A longer appointment would apply to the following services, for example:  new patients, pap smear, care plans, driving medicals and pre-employment checks.

A $25.00 fee may be charged for missed appointments.

Fees

We are a bulk billing practice however for services not covered by Medicare patients are asked to pay the full consultation fee at the time of their appointment.

Payment can be by cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS.

Your rebate from Medicare will be deposited into your bank account within 24 – 48 hours, if you’re Medicare details are current.

All children under the age of 16 years are bulk billed.

 

Pensioners and Health Care Card holders are bulk billed for all Medicare approved services.

Fees as of 1.10.2014           Level B Consult.(Std)          Level C Consult.(Long)           Gap        

Pensioner                                      Bulk billed                            Bulk billed
Health Care Card Holder               Bulk billed                            Bulk billed
Private fee                                     $62.05                                  $96.70                               $25
Rebate (what you get back)          $37.05                                  $71.70

The gap payable for a Level C Consultation (Item 36) is the same as that for a Level B Consultation (Item 23). A Level C Consultation deals with more complex problems than a Level B Consultation.

Procedures                                     Rebate                 Gap          

ECG                                                 $31.25                    Nil
Spirometry                                       $20.55                    Nil
Pregnancy Test                                $10.20                    Nil

Please note that some consultations do not attract a government subsidy (and therefore do not attract a Medicare rebate, nor can they be bulk billed). Examples are diving and commercial driving licence medical examinations, medical reports and workplace medicals.

Procedures (eg spirometry, ECGs) will continue to be charged at their Medicare rebate rate only. Health assessments are bulk billed.

Patients will not be penalised for unexpected treatments such as procedures (ECGs, spirometry) or long consultations – in these cases the gap only ($21) can be paid rather than the full fee if this presents a difficulty.

Please also note that there is the potential for out-of-pocket costs related to services such as pathology, imaging, specialist or allied health if you are referred by the doctor to have these done. More detailed information on costs can be obtained by ringing the provider you are being referred to.

 

 

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