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.
From 1 July 2019, our practice is no longer able to bulk bill patients with Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards. The gap fees will generally be at a concessional rate of $22 Monday to Friday. Full payment of the consultation fee is expected at the completion of the appointment. Our practice has Medicare Easyclaim which allows the Medicare rebate to be paid directly into your bank account via EFTPOS almost immediately.
No bulk billing will apply to Saturday morning appointments for all patients including concession card holders and children under 16.
If you have extenuating circumstances please discuss these with your treating GP.
Influenza vaccines are available from 19th April 2018, call the surgery on 8278 8900 to book your vaccination with Sue the Nurse.
Private flu vaccines $18.00
Government funded flu vaccines are for over 65’s, medically at risk and pregnant women.
To give the best protection for the season, it is not recommended to have before late April
Before Antibiotics, infection was a leading cause of death.
Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to antibiotic resistance, where antibiotics lose their effectiveness. Help us to lessen the threat of antibiotic resistance by practising good hygiene to prevent the spread of infection and speak to your GP about whether antibiotics are necessary if you develop an infection.