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Evelina St Entrance - Now Open!

  • Information re latest vaccine availability.
  • Information for Covid-positive patient appointments.
  • Information re new fee schedule.
  • To prevent cross-infection of other patients and our staff with airborne infections (including flu and Covid) – patients and others aged 8 years and over must wear a face mask in the practice building.

FEES / BILLING POLICY

This practice is not a bulk billing practice. Our standard fees for On-site and Telehealth consultations are set out below.

A separate schedule applies if the clinic is open on a public holiday.

FEE SCHEDULE (Effective 6th May 2024)

Monday-Friday
Standard Fee
Medicare Rebate
A. Consultation (0-5 mins)
$55.00
$18.95
B. Consultation (6-19 mins)
$98.00
$41.40
C. Consultation (20-39 mins)
$190.00
$80.10
D. Consultation (40-59 mins)
$275.00
$118.00
E. Consultation (60+ mins)
$350.00
$191.20
Saturday Morning *
Standard Fee
Medicare Rebate
* No exceptions to private billing.
Consultation (5-19 mins)
$110.00
$41.40
Consultation (20+ mins)
$200.00
$80.10
Consultation (40+ mins)
$290.00
$118.00

Practice fees apply to the supply of non-government funded vaccines, dressings and cryotherapy and specific items for procedures.

Procedure fees apply to iron infusions, skin biopsies, IUCD and Implanon insertion and removal, and other procedures. Separate information from the GP for each is provided on a case-by-case basis with financial consent documents.

MEDICARE EASYCLAIM

This practice has a direct on-line connection to the Health Insurance Commission which includes the Medicare claims process. We offer direct claiming to those patients who settle their accounts in full at the time of service.

If the account is paid in full, our staff will direct the information on-line to Medicare and a refund for the Medicare rebate will be deposited into your bank account.

Visit the Medicare website for more information about online claiming or to register your bank details. Click Here.

NURSE-DELIVERED IMMUNISATIONS

Appointments on weekdays for childhood immunisations and other immunisations will be bulk billed (for government funded vaccines) or charged at the rate of the Medicare rebate (for privately funded vaccines) where the reason for the consultation is for the immunisation only.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Drs Corrigan and Baker assign direct billing ( ‘bulk-billing) for Veterans Affairs patients eligible for a Gold Card. Fees may apply for appointments with other GPs.

BILLING POLICY – COMPLEX DOCUMENTS

In recent years more and more agencies and authorities are requesting input on behalf of patients to support claims. Longstanding examples are taxi concessions and disability parking applications but now applications for special consideration for secondary and tertiary education, or to support additional services in educational settings are also requested and for compliance are more complex than in the past.

Given these documents and their completion are integral to supporting patient care and often cannot be completed in a single consultation due to complexity, we ask patients to make appointments (a long appointment is preferred) to ensure satisfactory completion. Sometimes this will not be covered by the Medicare system. The doctor’s time will be charged based on our usual fees should the request fall outside Medicare regulations for the Medicare Rebate item numbers.

WORKSAFE AND TAC

To view our Worksafe and TAC billing policy. Click Here.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Dear Patients,

Please note that you will be charged 100% of the appointment fee if you fail to arrive for your appointment.

If you need to cancel or change an appointment we require at least 24 hours’ notice to enable us to offer your appointment slot to other patients.

If you cancel without the required 24 hours advance notice and the appointment cannot be filled a fee will apply.

Please do your best to notify us in advance if you cannot attend your appointment, and we will gladly find a time to reschedule the appointment.

Yours sincerely,
The Team at Belmore Road Medical Centre