|PRACTICE FEES AND BILLINGS|
The practice is primarily a MIXED BILLING practice. This practice may bulk bill patients who are on a Pension Card, Health Care Card, Veterans Affairs Card or children under 16 years. It is up to each practising GP’s discretion. For consultations, patients will be charged either through Medicare or Veterans Affairs or Privately or Insurance or Employer. If you are not registered with Medicare a fee equivalent to the Schedule Fee will be charged.
Workers Compensation will be billed to your employer at the current AMA Rates. Copies of these fees are available on request from the receptionist. A fee will be charged for preparation of a medical report, attending court for professional opinion and other matters on your request to do so. Please contact our receptionist staff for details ( Fees may vary amongst GPs)
A fee will be charged for services provided by this practice. The practice provides a private, personal medical service. Fees are as follows:
Level A Short Consultation: $ 42.00 Medicare Refund: $ 16.60
Level B Standard Consultation: $ 62.00 Medicare Refund: $ 36.30
Level C Long Consultation: $ 96.00 Medicare Refund: $ 70.30
Level D Extended Long Consultation & Complex Issues: $130.00 Medicare Refund: $103.50
Additional services such as ECG, Respiratory Function Test, PAP Smears, Hearing Test, Minor Surgical Procedures, Wound Dressing and Immunization etc. will attract an additional fee. A discount on the standard fee is available if payment is received at the time of consultation.
Payment of accounts is to be made at the time of the consultation. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or eftpos. The Practice has “Medicare Easyclaim Facility” which means Medicare Easyclaim lets you claim your rebate on the spot if the payment is made fully by you on the day of consultation, using the specially equipped EFTPOS terminal in our practice. Your rebate is paid directly into your cheque or savings account(Not into credit card account) almost immediately.
The doctor will outline any other costs associated with the treatment prior to commencement. If you are unsure of any costs, please ask.
* Prices subject to change without prior notice.
*The following items do not attract Medicare rebate and patients are required to pay in full on the day:
- Telephone consultations
- Insurance Medicals
- Work (Pre-employment) Medicals
- Medicals for Scuba Diving
- Commercial Driving License Medicals
- Re-issue of a medical certificate requested by phone
- Referral Letter requested by phone
- Pathology and X-ray forms requested by phone
- Prescriptions (Pick up or fax to chemists)
- Travel Medicine advice & the vaccinations required before travelling overseas
- Taking stitches out of a wound operated by a doctor from somewhere else or from hospital rather than your own doctor from Wynyard Medical Centre
- Emla (numbing) Patch