Consultation Fees

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Fees

A standard consultation of 10-15 minute duration is billed at $75.00, of which Medicare will rebate $38.20.
Leaving an out of pocket expense (gap) of $36.80.

A longer consultation will be billed at $110.75, of which Medicare will rebate $73.95. Leaving a gap of $36.80.

Concession card holders will be charged a fee of $56.20 for a standard consultation and $91.95 for a longer consultation. Leaving a gap of $18.00 after the Medicare rebate.

Gaps for both standard and longer consultations remain the same.

Our consultation fees vary in accordance with the number and complexity of issues arising during the consultation and the time taken for the consultation.

Patients experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to discuss their situation with our practice manager.

Private Health

Patients are able to claim a rebate for services provided by Allied Health Professionals. We have two Allied Health professionals working from our practice. Libby Pearson is our Podiatrist and Daiqing (Grace) Yu is our Dietitian.

The type of private health cover a patient has will determine whether they can claim a portion of the fee paid from their private health insurance. Most private health funds allow patitents to submit a claim online.

Medicare Claims

To assist patients with claiming from Medicare we have a Tyro machine. This allows patients to be reimbursed with their Medicare rebate at the completion of their consultation. The patient is required to pay the consultation fee in full by way of Visa, Mastercard, EFT or Cash. With the presentation of a bank card attached to a savings or cheque account we can then have the Medicare rebate transferred directly into the patients bank account.

If a patient does not have a bank card attached to a savings or cheque account, but they have previously registered their BSB and account number with Medicare, we can then send the claim electronically to Medicare. The rebate will then be transferred into the registered bank account overnight. The patient will have their rebate from Medicare the following morning.

Hicaps

To assist patients with claiming form their private health fund we have a HiCaps machine. This allows patients to claim a benefit from their health fund at the time of their consultation with their Allied Health professional.

The patient then pays the difference (gap) between the consultation fee and their private health rebate.

At this time patients are only able to use the HiCaps machine after seeing our Podiatrist, Libby Pearson.

Treatment Room

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Equipment Hire

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Bulk Billing

Pensioners and Health Care Card holders are charged only 1 gap per calendar month if seen by the same doctor. Children under 10 years of age may be bulk-billed at the discretion of their doctor.

Being bulk-billed by your regular Hyde and Partners doctor does not automatically apply for consultations with any other doctor of this practice.

Cancellations

Please be aware you may be charged a fee if you do not attend an appointment, or provide sufficient notice when cancelling an appointment so we are unable to offer the appointment to another patient.

If you need to cancel your appointment please advise our reception staff as soon as possible. Where your appointment time is after 10am you must provide at least 2 hours notice of cancellation so that your appointment can be offered to another sick patient who is waiting on a cancellation list to see a doctor that day.

Skin Clinic appointments require a minimum 24hrs notice of cancellation, otherwise a $75 late cancellation fee will be charged.

Non-Attendance

Patients may appeal non-attendance fees in writing to the practice manager.

Coronavirus Health Alert

From Monday 30th March, our doctors shifted to delivering consults predominantly via telephone or video telehealth. A large proportion of routine medical care can safely be performed over telehealth. These measures are in place for your safety. Fortunately, the levels of COVID-19 within our community are currently low.

To book an appointment online for a telephone consult with a doctor, please click here. In most cases, telephone or video consults during the pandemic will be bulk-billed.

If your problem requires an examination, a safe face-to-face appointment will be scheduled. On arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to call reception to inform them that you have arrived – please continue to wait outside. You will be called and taken directly into the consulting room. While this precaution might appear extreme, it further adds to your safety.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, you may be eligible for testing for COVID-19. Please book a telephone consult with your GP who will discuss and arrange this.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.

We will also be reaching out to our vulnerable patients and those with chronic diseases to create or update their Chronic Disease Management Plans. Patients over 70 years old, Aboriginal and over 50 years old, and those with chronic disease are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Together, we can optimise your health. Please prioritise finding time to work with us on this.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 


冠状病毒警

如果你在近期的两周从国外回来或者你有发烧(≥38°C), 嗽,咙疼痛或者呼吸困难,请你尽早跟我们预约和跟我们说你的旅行历史和症状。 

联系’000’  如果你需要紧急医疗救助。
如果你需要更多咨询,请到以下链接或着致电卫生和民政服务部冠状病毒热线 1800 675 398.
www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov