Fees – as of June 1st 2017

Please Note:

  • Kingsley Medical does NOT bulk bill ANY patients.  Please do not ask to be bulk-billed as refusal will offend.
  • Our fees for all doctors are outlined below.  Please e-Mail or call us if you have any questions about our billing policies.
  • Discounted fees apply to AGED pensioners only. Please understand this before you make a booking at Kingsley Medical.
  • ALL missed appointments or cancellations (where less than two [2] hours notification is given) will incur a 50-dollar fee ($50). For instances where “long consultations” are missed or cancelled with less than two (2) hours notification a fee of $100 will be incurred. Failure to pay this fee will result in the patient and ALL family members being unable to re-book appointments at Kingsley Medical, Kingsley Physiotherapy and Kingsley Studio until such times as this fee is paid.  Patients and family members may be PERMANENTLY ineligible to re-book at Kingsley Medical, Kingsley Physiotherapy and Kingsley Studio if this fee remains outstanding for more than 14 days.
  • A referral from your physiotherapist or doctor is essential for bookings with Dr Thompson. Please come prepared for your consultation. To learn more about how you can best prepare for your consultation click here.
  • Vaccination/immunisation and surgical procedures are conducted on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays.
  • For services listed below denoted with ‘+’ please note that this fee is incurred IN ADDITION to the ‘Standard’ or ‘Long’ consultation fee.

 

ITEM

KM PRICE

MEDICARE REBATE

COST TO PATIENT AFTER MEDICARE REBATE

STANDARD CONSULTATION

 

After 8am

 

 

6am to 8am
(all patients)

 

 

Pension discount

Aged Pensioners

 

 

 

$100

$110 (Saturdays)

 

 

$120

 

 

 

$52

 

PLEASE NOTE – discount fee does NOT apply to Saturday consultations

 

 

 

$37.05

 

 

 

$49.00

 

 

 

$37.05

 

 

 

$62.95

$72.95 (Saturdays)

 

 

$71.00

 

 

 

$14.95

LONG CONSULTATION

(15 to 30 minutes)

Complex presentations
or multiple conditions.

 

Pension discount

(AGED pensioners only)

STANDARD
CONSULTATION

 

$180

$200 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

 

 

$105

 

PLEASE NOTE – discount fee does NOT apply to Saturday consultations

 

$71.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

$71.70

 

$108.30

$128.30 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

 

 

$33.30

Trigger point injections

Local anaestheric injections

+ $35

Aged Pension discount +$15

N/A

+ $35

Aged Pension discount +$15

Joint injections

Corticosteroid or Synvisc

Joint aspirations

Removal of fluid/swelling from a joint

+ $65

Aged Pension Discount $25

N/A

+ $65

Aged Pension Discount $25

Autologous blood injections

+ $65

Aged Pension Discount $25

N/A

+ $65

Aged Pension Discount $25

Platelet Rich Plasma

+ $265

Aged Pension Discount $110

N/A

+ $265

Aged Pension Discount $110

Cryotherapy – Liquid Nitrogen

Freezing skin warts / blemishes

 + $10  N/A  + $10

Ankle/Wrist Block

Numbing of whole foot/hand prior to injection

+ $50 N/A + $50

Shockwave Therapy

Treatment of chronic fasciitis, tendonitis and bursitis

6 to 10 treatments are required one week apart

ONE REGION $300
TWO REGIONS $500
A $50 missed appointment or late cancellation fee will apply if less than 2-hours notice of cancellation is given for
all Shockwave treatments
N/A

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

N/A

+ $300

 

 

 

+ $500

 

 

 

+ $50

ECG

+ $50
Aged Pension discount $31.25
$31.25 + $18.75
Aged Pension discount $0

Pregnancy Testing

+ $17.15 $10.15 + $5

Ear lobe lacerations/repairs

Click here to request pricing and procedural details Not applicable Click here to request pricing
and procedural details

Theatre fee

Surgical procedures, biopsies, excisions.

$85

Aged Pension discount $50

N/A

+ $85

Aged Pension discount  $50

 


 

Fees explained

 

Theatre fee

 

For surgical procedures such as biopsies, laceration suturing, removal of skin lesions or any surgical procedure a theatre fee of $85 ($50 for aged pensioners) will be charged. This is not claimable through Medicare. This fee covers the cost of all consumables (sutures, gloves, anaesthetic, antiseptic, syringes, scalpels, cautery equipment etc) nursing staff, pathology specimen collection, sterilization of equipment and resuscitation equipment on-hand. All surgical procedures are performed with at least two staff on-site who have advanced life-support-and-resuscitation skills. Please consult with one of our doctors prior to requesting a procedural consultation.

 

Skin lesion removal

 

Once your skin lesion has been removed it will be biopsied for diagnosis and to assess if the lesion has been completely excised. Depending on the type of lesion that has been excised (melanoma, BCC, SCC, mole etc) an additional fee will be charged on the day that you return for your results – this will be around 7 to 10 days after the lesion has been removed. This fee may range from $40 to around $300 and is claimable through Medicare. Your out-of-pocket expense will range from $10 to $30. You will be provided with a complete list of our fees PRIOR to your procedure. This includes ALL out-of-pocket costs.

 

Trigger point injections

 

These are local anaesthetic injections into muscle knots and may be helpful to manage chronically tight or spasmed muscles.  The $35 fee is paid in addition to your consultation fee and is not claimable through Medicare. For Aged Pension this fee is $15.

 

Joint and tendon/bursal injections and joint aspirations 

 

All joint injections (cortisone, local anaesthetic), tendon/bursal injections (cortisone, autologous blood) and joint aspirations (performed to remove significant swelling within a joint) will incur a $65 fee ($25 for aged pensioners) that is paid in addition to your consultation fee.  This is not claimable through Medicare.

 

Platelet rich plasma (PRP)

 

This is a procedure to treat mild to moderate osteoarthritis of joints or in cases of long standing tendon or bursal inflammation (bursitis, tendonitis, fasciitis etc).  Once blood is taken from the patient it is centrifuged and prepared prior to injecting.  This procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes and incurs a fee of $265 in addition to your consultation fee.  This is not claimable through Medicare.

 

Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)

 

This is used to ‘freeze’ and remove skin lesions.  A flat fee of $10 will be charged in addition to your consultation fee.  This is not claimable through Medicare and is the same irrespective of the number of lesions that are treated.  

 

Care plans

 

General Practitioner Management Care Plans (GPMCPs, or Care Plans) are a Medicare funded incentive. Patients receive a summary of their medical history, their medications, allergies, current health issues and proposed management strategies. Although it is primarily a tool for managing chronic health problems this information can be vital if you are planning to travel (even if you are travelling within Australia), if you present to a hospital emergency department or if you wish to change doctors, or require referral to allied health professionals. Consider it a safety net – all of your medical information is collected, summarized and given to you.

 

There are a variety of care-plans available. A care-plan may be recommended to:

  • People with multiple or complex medical conditions
  • Patients with chronic (long standing) medical conditions – diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, autoimmune disease etc.
  • Those who may require referral to allied health professionals (Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Speech therapists etc) for chronic health conditions
  • Those over the age of 75
  • Those with mental health, social or interpersonal issues requiring referral to a clinical psychologist

 

Care-plans can take considerable time to prepare.  If you require, or are requesting a care plan, it is important that you make a ‘long’ consultation and inform our reception staff when you make your booking.