Fees & Medicare Rebates

Short


5 minute consultation - repeat script or referral, brief advice of results only-  $30

5 minute consultation - repeat script or referral, brief advice of results only-  $30

  • Medicare rebate: $17.75
  • Your out of pocket: $12.25

Standard


Consult under 20 minutes  - $80

  • Medicare rebate: $38.75
  • Your out-of-pocket: $41.25

Long


Complicated, or several problems, under 40 minutes -  $130

  • Medicare rebate: $75.05
  • Your out-of-pocket: $54.95

Extended


Complicated, or prolonged counselling, 40 minutes - $170

  • Medicare rebate: $110.50
  • Your out-of-pocket: $59.50
  • Fees policy

    We are a private billing practice. Fees  are payable to your doctor by card or cash at the time of your consultation. Specific fees will apply to other services, such as procedures or Mental Health Plans. Your doctor will advise of any anticipated costs and our receptionists can also provide you with relevant details of fees and rebates.

    The doctors routinely bulk-bill patients who are holders of Commonwealth Government pension or Healthcare cards. This means that the Medicare rebate is paid directly to your doctor and they accept this as full payment for your consultation.

    Referrals and Scripts

    The practice policy is not to write prescriptions or referrals based on telephone requests if you have not attended the surgery in the last 12 months. The doctors appreciate the chance to see you and review your medical issues. You can request a short phone consultation for a repeat referral or prescription. As at June 2020, Medicare rebates apply for phone consultations.

    In some situations we will not be able to write a prescription without reviewing you, for example pain medications or sleeping pills.

    If you do not wish to have a phone consultation, administrative charges for the service of reviewing your file and providing a prescription or referral will apply. Extra administrative fees may apply for faxing/posting, or for services provided on the day.

    COVID-19 rebates for telehealth

    We have been advised that Medicare rebates as outlined above have been extended for Telehealth consultations until 31st March 2021. As of 20 July 2020, the Government has limited these rebates to patients who have attended the practice at least once face to face in the past 12 months.

    Patients will receive a Medicare rebate as above for telehealth consultations when they are charged privately by the practice, as long as they have had one face to face consultation at the practice in the past 12 months.

    If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to your changed circumstances please discuss this with your GP.

    Nurse Consultations

    Nurse consultation may incur a fee of $25
    Extra costs may also apply for wound care items.

    Travel Vaccinations

    • Hepatitis A      $80
    • Hepatitis A/ Typhoid (Vivaxim)      $165
    • Typhoid     $80
    • Hep A/ Hep B (Twinrix)     $100
    • Hepatitis B     $35
    • Yellow Fever (Stamaril)     $135
    • Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Boostrix) $55
    • Meningococcal B (Bexsero)     $145
    • Meningococcal ACWY (Nimenrix)      $85

    Your doctor can advise you about recommended vaccine schedules and prescribe these vaccines.