Appointments & Fees
Consultations with one of our doctors is by appointment and can be made through our Medical Centre online booking service or by calling (07) 5486 4600. or (07) 54863708 for Rainbow Beach. If your appointment with one of the GPs at Cooloola Coast Clinic or Rainbow Beach Medical is urgent, a time will be made available with one of our doctors on the same day. If your case is an emergency, you will be seen at Cooloola Coast Clinic immediately. Please consider calling an ambulance for all emergencies.
* Note: For potentially life-threatening emergencies such as severe chest pain or abdominal pain you must call an ambulance immediately on 000.
How long will I wait for Doctors?
We aim to keep your waiting time to see one of the doctors short and thank you in advance for your patience. Please understand that other health care appointments at the medical centre may sometimes run overtime because of surgery emergencies or unexpectedly long consultations. If you need more time with your doctor, please ask for a longer appointment time when you book – this will help us and your doctor run on time for all of our patients.
How much will it cost?
Cooloola Coast Clinic offers bulk billing services for:
Children under 16
Concession Card holders
Veteran’s Affairs card holders
Bulk billing is available to those who qualify, and for all other consultations at Cooloola Coast Clinic we require a fee.
We are not a bulk billing practice
We believe that bulk billing all our patients will require us to compromise the level of care that we can offer.
Mole scans, INR and vaccinations are bulk billed.
All fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash or debit card or Visa or MasterCard. If fees are not paid at the time of consultation a $20.00 administration fee may be charged.
We require a minimum of (2) two hours notice for cancellation of an appointment. If no notice is given or you do not attend your appointment a fee of $44.00 (inc. GST) may be charged to you. This fee is not eligible for rebate from Medicare or any health fund and must be paid prior to making your next appointment.
A comprehensive list of updated fees is available from reception staff upon request.
Below is a list of common fees.
Standard Consult < 20 minutes, Mon-Fri: $75.00
Extended Consult 20-40 minutes, Mon-Fri: $140.00
Prolonged Consult > 40 minutes, Mon-Fri: $215.00
Commercial Licence: $140.00 (No Medicare rebate available with a commercial license).
Emergency Script: $15.00 ( Overnight service without consult for limited medications. Not available for antibiotics or Schedule 8 medications such as pain killers or sleeping tablets)
Dressings: $10.00. This is for patients that have had procedures done externally such as at hospital; or patients with persistent wounds that require longer than usual attention. Patients are welcome to bring in their own appropriate dressing.
As at November 2018, prices are be subject to change.