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.