Fees And Billing Policy

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Transitioning to Mixed Billing

Please be advised Goonawarra Medical Centre is transitioning to mixed billing effective from Wednesday 16th Nov 2022.

From this day, we bulk bill during weekdays 8am to 6pm only for; 

We bulk bill during weekdays 8am to 6pm only for;

• Pension Card holders,
• Healthcare Card holders,
• DVA Card holders,
• People aged 65 and above,
• Children under 16 years,

All weekend and public holidays appointments will be privately billed.

All respiratory clinic appointments will be privately billed.

We Bulk Bill all Childhood, Government Funded Flu and COVID-19 Immunisations.

Normal hours

Consultation lengthFee to payMedicare RebateOut of pocket
Short$40.85$18.85$22.00
Standard$69.20$41.20$28.00
Long (complex/multiple issues)$114.70$79.70$35.00
Extended$163.40$117.40$46.00

After hours

Consultation lengthFee to payMedicare RebateOut of pocket
Short$53.75$31.75$22.00
Standard$81.65$53.65$28.00
Long (complex/multiple issues)$127.00$92.00$35.00
Extended$175.00$129.00$46.00

All pre booked phone consultation needs to be paid before the consultation.

Normal hours/After hours rates for phone consultations

Consultation lengthFee to payMedicare RebateOut of pocket
Short$40.85$18.85$22.00
Standard$69.20$41.20$28.00

Privately Billed Respiratory Clinic

Consultation length Fee to pay Medicare Rebate Out of pocket
Standard $75.00 $41.20 $33.80
Long $120.00 $79.70 $40.30
Phone Consult $69.20 $41.20 $22.00

Emergency walk-ins will be charge a $30 emergency attendance fee + consulting fee

Treatment room charges:

Basic dressing: $15
Complex dressing: $80 

Please check with reception if you have any questions before attending to consultations.

Why transitioning to private billing:

This change is due to the rising operating costs of our practice that we have been struggling to absorb, while the Medicare rates remain stagnant.We want to assure you that we have done everything possible to avoid this decision, but unfortunately, it has become necessary to keep our practice running.We assure you that we will continue to provide the highest quality of care to all our patients and we appreciate your understanding in this matter.

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