Fees

We are a private billing clinic.

Consultations fees are charged but vary depending on a number of factors, including consult length, medical complexity and medicare legislation. Please note the indicative fees for medical consultations below.

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Out of Pocket

Brief consultation – 5 minutes $ 65.00 $17.20 $47.80
Standard consultation – $ 87.00 $ 37.60 $49.40
Extended consultation $174.00 $ 72.80 $101.20
Prolonged consultation $220.00 $107.15 $112.85
Between 6pm and 8.30pm Standard $ 98.00 $ 37.60 $60.40
Before 8am Standard $ 98.00 $ 37.60 $60.40
Saturday before 1pm standard $ 98.00 $ 37.60 $60.40
Sunday and Public Holiday Standard $ 112.00 $ 49.00 $63.00
Antenatal consultation Standard $ 98.00 $ 47.15 $50.85
Home Visit Standard $186.00  $63.95  $122.05
Cancellation Fee if not advised within 24 hrs prior $ 87.00

Payment at the time of consultation is preferred, otherwise an additional $14 is charged.

Payment Options

We accept Cash, EFT, Credit card VISA, MasterCard and certain cheque payments. Please note that a PIN is now required on all card transactions. We do not accept Diners Club or AMEX. We accept over the phone payments by credit card. Please call our Sandringham medical clinic on 9598 6244.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee may be charged for failed attendance. Please give the clinic at least two hours’ notice if you are unable to attend. There is a very high demand for appointments, so notification if you are unable to attend is appreciated.
If you have any queries about our fees, please speak to your Doctor or our Practice Manager, Linda Blaich.
Fees for specific medical procedures may be higher, and any applicable Medicare rebates may also be larger.

Facility Fee

Please note that in order to provide adequate staff and equipment in our treatment room, a facility fee will be charged for all procedures. The charge will vary according to the complexity of the procedure. There is no Medicare rebate for this fee. For further details, please speak to your doctor or nurse.

Claiming Medicare Rebates Online

We are now able to claim your rebate from Medicare electronically for you and Medicare will pay it into your bank account within 24 hours. You need to register with Medicare first. Please ask our reception staff or read the information sheet located in the waiting rooms.

Rebates from Medicare for all fees are approximately half our fees. For detailed information about Medicare fees, please visit here.

You can also find more details about the Medicare Safety Net here or on the Department of Human Services website.

WorkCover and Transport Accident Claims

Private fees are generally charged for ALL consults relating to TAC and WorkCover. Please take your receipt as evidence of payment for reimbursement. Although similar to Medicare rebates, processes for TAC and WorkCover reimbursements are different and even vary between Australian states and territories. Therefore, accounts are generally a matter between you as the patient and your employer, or between you and the TAC/ WorkCover insurer.

Costs for Tests

There are variable out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic tests and specialist visits. Guidelines for these expenses can be provided by your doctor.