From 1st September 2021 we will no longer be bulk billing routine appointments. This includes pensioner concession card holders.
Children 15 & under and DVA patients will continue to be direct billed.
Pensioner Card Holders will be required to make a payment of the medicare rebate + $20 at the time of consultation. Electronic rebates can be claimed on the same day.
GP Management Plans, Health Assessments (45-49 health checks & over 75’s) & Government Funded Vaccinations will still be direct billed.
Saturday appointments are not bulk billed. Payment is required at time of visit and electronic rebates can be claimed on the same day. The out of pocket expense for Pension Card Holders and Children under 15 will be $20.
Failure to keep appointments:
A minimum $88.00 fee will be charged for non-attendance
Other fees may be incurred as below.
- A $20 non-rebatable fee applies for certain eye procedures.
- Materials will be charged at cost to the practice.
- An out of pocket fee applies for procedures such as suturing and excisions
- For details of other item numbers, please ask at reception.
- Compensation accounts:
This practice does not issue accounts for patients involved in third party/worker’s compensation cases. Full payment is required at the time of consult. Patients who are covered under Worker’s Compensation or Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance are reminded that THEY are responsible for ALL accounts incurred.
Generation of an account will result in additional fees being imposed.
If you experience difficulties settling accounts, please contact the Office Manager to discuss.