Appointments and Fees
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, cervical screening, care plans, driving medicals, a complex medical problem, a family consultation, insurance examination and pre-employment checks.
A $25.00 fee may be charged for missed appointments.
Payment is expected at time of consultation. 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.
Pensioners and Health Care Card holders, DVA patients and all children under the age of 16 are bulk billed for all Medicare approved services.
Fees as of 1.07.2018 Level B Consult.(Std) Level C Consult.(Long) Gap
Pensioner Bulk billed Bulk billed
Health Care Card Holder Bulk billed Bulk billed
Private fee $62.60 $97.80 $25
Rebate (what you get back) $37.60 $72.80
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 $10.15 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.
Patients will not be penalised for unexpected treatments, procedures (ECGs, spirometry) will continue to be charged at their Medicare rebate rate only. Health assessments or long consultations are bulk billed.
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.