From July 1 2023, the fees will slightly increase. A private standard consultation of 10-15 minute duration is billed at $91.20, of which Medicare will rebate $41.20.
Leaving an out of pocket expense (gap) of $50.
A private longer consultation will be billed at $144.70, of which Medicare will rebate $79.70. Leaving a gap of $65.
Concession card holders will be charged a fee of $66.20 for a standard consultation (rebate of $41.20) – leaving a gap of $25.00 after the Medicare rebate, and $109.70 for a longer consultation (rebate of $79.70) – Leaving a gap of $30.00 after the Medicare rebate.
These 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.
Patients are able to claim a rebate for services provided by Allied Health Professionals. 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 patients to submit a claim online.
To assist patients with claiming from 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.
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.
We have a large purpose-built treatment room. We offer wound care management, ECGs, childhood immunisations, travel immunisations and immunisations for the elderly.
Plasters are done in the treatment room by the doctors, and then nurses are able to remove them when due.
Minor procedures, including wedge resections, removal of lesions, mirenas and implanons, venesections, and catheter changes, are also available through the treatment room, where a nurse will assist the doctor and then do a thorough clean between patients.
We also have a defibrillator on site and oxygen in both treatment rooms.
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 doctor does not automatically apply for consultations with any other doctor of this practice.
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.
Patients may appeal non-attendance fees in writing to the practice manager.