Telephone Consultations – Update
Telehealth Consultations will no longer be routinely bulk billed for all patients.
Medicare Patients will be able to claim a rebate, provided they have attended the clinic for a Face-to-Face Appointment within the last 12 months.
A Private Fee will apply for all telehealth consultations. This will range from $103-$162 with a rebate available to eligible patients.
Payment will be collected via a secure payment request we send from Hotdoc, or over the phone. Medicare rebates will be processed online to save you hassle.
We operate as a private billing practice, with Medicare rebates for eligible patients. We have the same fee for all ages, and do not offer a reduced rate fee for government concession cards (i.e. Pension Concession Card, Healthcare Card and Commonwealth seniors health card)
With a valid Medicare card, we can claim your rebate for you electronically without hassle.
We also take walk-in patients, however, please note that these will be privately charged consistently even if the patient is a child under 16, holds a Pension/Health Care Card. We also cannot guarantee a short wait time for these consultations.
We are a fully private billing practice on weekends and public holidays. A full fee is charged for all patients including children under 16, and concession card holders.
Please note that consultations on Weekends or Public Holidays will attract a higher fee to the usual schedule as these are considered after-hours consultations.
Weekend consultations induce an $90.00 out of pocket fee. And a consultation on a Public holiday incurs a $100 out of pocket fee.
*Medicare rebates are an estimate, please be aware this may vary.
Please note a Non-Attendance Fee of $40 is payable if a patient does not attend their doctor’s appointment or if the appointment is cancelled with less than two hours’ notice.
If a patient fails to give 48hours notice or does not attend an allied health appointment, a Non-Attendance Fee of 50% of the consult fee will need to be paid.
VACCINES & PROCEDURAL FEES:
For all vaccination and procedural costs please ask one of our friendly receptionists. Your doctor will explain any additional costs to you and obtain your consent prior to receiving treatment.
- Any consultations requiring additional services may be charged a procedural equipment fee of between $10 – $100.
- Travel vaccines will incur a private fee also for the purchase of the vaccine as they are not covered by Medicare.
Pre-employment medical assessments and other medical assessments are also privately billed. The cost will depend on the length and complexity of the medical assessment. Reception is able to give a price guide but cost will be determined by the doctor at time of consult.
Please contact us for the most up-to-date private fee schedule on 9056 8888 and to make your next appointment.