Fees & Charges

Your Medicare insurance rebate has been frozen for some time, however the costs associated with providing high quality care have not.

Your fee doesn’t just pay the doctors, it pays for all the things you see . . .
receptionists, nurses, administration staff, cleaning staff, medical equipment, building premises
and many things you don’t see . . .
insurance, IT and communications, training, registration, compliance.

If you are registered with Medicare, the refund can be transferred by EFT into your account within 15 minutes.

If you need to see a doctor or get tests regularly, Medicare Safety Nets can help to lower your out of pocket costs. To register go to https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/medicare-safety-nets

Schedule of fees from July 1st 2022

Gap or out of pocket fee (in addition to your Medicare insurance rebate)
Appointment type Adults DVA, HCC, pension card. Child (15 years or under)
New patient first visit $58 $38 $0
 

Standard attendance including telehealth on weekdays

$38 $0 $0
Complex or longer attendance items including telehealth $58 $0 $0
Saturday standard attendance $48 $24 $24
Iron injection $120 $80 NA
Procedure fee (implanon, skin excision, skin biopsy, laceration repair, plaster casts) $58 $28 $28

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are eligible for bulk billed GP attendances (including the first visit) if they register with the practice for Closing the Gap and have a current health assessment completed with our nurse.

Bulk billing is not available on Saturdays.

Insurance paperwork and reports, workplace medicals and commercial driving assessments are not covered by Medicare. Fees are available from reception.

Fees for aged care facility and home visits are available from reception.

Teleheath

Medicare rebates are available for telehealth consultations for patients who:

  • are isolating due to Covid OR
  • have been seen face to face in the practice in the last 12 months OR
  • are under 12 months old.

Your doctor may ask you to book a face to face appointment if the issue can not be adequately assessed via telehealth.

Telehealth consultations with parents and carers are only eligible for medicare rebates if the child or patient is present for the appointment.

Allied Health Rebates

With a chronic disease management plan referral the Medicare rebate for podiatry, dietician and physiotherapy is $55.10.

Health fund rebates are also available.

Podiatry

Initial Consult $80
Follow up Consult $78
DVA Gold Card Holders – bulk billed

Physiotherapy

Initial consultation $120 (45 mins)
Subsequent consultation $90 (30 mins)

Dietician

For a full list of dietician fees and to book, please see Thrive Nutrition website.

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