Due to easing restrictions SA Pathology has now resumed blood collection services here at Belair Family Health Centre.
Opening hours are 8.00am – 11.00am Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Your health and wellbeing is our priority and we have multiple measures in place to ensure your safety when attending appointments. For staff and patient safety please practise social distancing, use the hand sanitiser and avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces and equipment etc.
Please DO NOT ATTEND the clinic if you have any respiratory symptoms (such as sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell) or fever, including symptoms that are very mild .
IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED OVERSEAS , INTERSTATE OR BEEN IN KNOWN CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID -19)WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS AND HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS SUCH AS (FEVER, COUGH, SORE THROAT OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING). DO NOT PRESENT TO OUR SURGERY.
Current Medicare rebates do not reflect the cost of delivering a
comprehensive quality medical service. The bulk billing incentive is being
reduced from 1 January 2020 and because of this, we have taken the difficult
decision that we will no longer be able to bulk bill pension and health care
card holders from this date.
The gap fee of $15 Monday to Friday will be a substantial discount
compared with the usual gap for non- concessional patients of $37.70. Full
payment of the consultation fee is expected at the completion of your medical
appointment and the Medicare rebate can be paid directly into your account.
Weekend appointments are generally billed the standard fee for all.
As a Medicare Card holder, you are automatically enrolled in the Medicare Safety Net program. Once your out-of-hospital (GP and specialist consultations, radiology and pathology) total gap payments reach a certain threshold in a calendar year, you will automatically receive back 80% of any further gap payments made during that calendar year.
Doctors may consider reduced fees or bulk billing for an individual
consultation if exceptional circumstances exist, please discuss this with your
GP. Thank you for your understanding.