From Nov 1, 2018.
We don’t think its fair for patients to pay over $90 ($50+ gap) in the CBD, especially for simple issues that only take a few minutes to sort out.
We don't allocate longer than needed and charge the patient for it.
Our fees are based on the time actually spent with the doctor. As a result our average gap fee (after Medicare rebate) is about $18.
We are able to do this because we carefully match appointment duration to the different types of patient presentations. The result is better patient flow with less doctor down-time.
For Medicare card holders:
Bulk-Billed - Strictly these reasons only :
repeat scripts for medication already being taken
eg: oral contraceptives, blood pressure medication, cholesterol medication, diabetic medication etc
NOT “ I need some antibiotics”
allergy/depot contraceptive/B12 only
flu & whooping cough only (NOT travel vaccinations)
Appointment should take a few minutes only
NO other issues
Private Fee - All other issues :
The fee is based on the actual time spent with the doctor:
< 6 Mins : $50
$37.60 instantly back from Medicare (gap of $12.40)
0:00 - 5:59 (mins:secs)
for simple/quick problems (eg: urine infections, colds, referrals)
6-12 Mins : $55
$37.60 instantly back from Medicare (gap of $17.40)
6:00 - 11:59 (mins:secs)
standard appointment - most issues
12-20 Mins : $60
$37.60 instantly back from Medicare (gap of $22.40)
12:00 - 19:59 (mins:secs)
20+ Mins : $100
$72.80 instantly back from Medicare (gap of $27.20)
20:00 + (mins:secs)
$75 gap after Medicare rebates (total will vary based on item numbers)
$25 Fluquadri (Quadrivalent flu vaccine)
$75 Havrix (Hepatitis A)
$25 Engerix-B/HBII VAX (Hepatitis B)
$85 Twinrix (Hepatitis A + B)
$65 Typhim Vi (Typhoid)
$165 Vivaxim (Hepatitis A + Typhoid)
$150 Gardasil (HPV)
$45 Boostrix (Whooping cough/Tetanus/Diptheria)
All patients without a Medicare card are billed $80
Payment is made at time of consultation
Full payment is made by Cash, Credit Card or EFTPOS.
We use EASYCLAIM which puts your Medicare rebate back into your account within seconds.