Fees – as of October 1st 2018

  • Bulk billing applies to AGED pensioners and children under the age of 16 who hold a valid Medicare card.

PLEASE NOTE
Discounted fees do not apply to all appointments before 8am or on Saturdays and Sundays.
Full fees apply for consultations during these times.

  • “GP Care Plans”, “Team Care arrangements” and “Mental Health care plans” will be charged at the discretion of the treating doctor. Maximum fees are outlined below. Your doctor will be able to outline the fees that may be incurred for this service.
  • ALL missed appointments or cancellations (where less than two [2] hours notification is given) will incur a 50-dollar fee ($50). If “long consultations” are missed or cancelled with less than two (2) hours notification a fee of $100 will be incurred.
  • Prepare for your consultation. To learn more about how you can best prepare for your consultation click here.
  • 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

 

 

Intermediate fee
(eg follow-up appointments to discuss results, specialist referrals and prescriptions)

 

 

Early appointments
6am to 8am
(all patients)

 

 

Aged pension &
children under 16

Discounted fees do not apply before 8am or on Saturdays or Sundays
 

 

Sundays
(all patients)

 

 

 

 

$90

$110 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

$80

 

 

 

 

$120

 

 

 

 

 

$37.60

$110 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

 

 

$120

 

 

 

 

$37.60

 

 

 

$37.60

 

 

 

 

$49.00

 

 

 

 

 

$37.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

$49.00

 

 

 

$52.40

$72.40 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

$42.40

 

 

 

 

$71.00

 

 

 

 

 

$0.00

$72.40 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

 

 

$71.00

PLEASE NOTE – discount fees do NOT apply to ALL consultations before 8am or on Saturdays and Sundays.

LONG CONSULTATION

(15 to 30 minutes)

Complex presentations
or multiple conditions.

 

Aged pension &
children under 16

Discounted fees do not apply before 8am or on Saturdays or Sundays

 

$180

$200 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

 

 

$72.80

 

$72.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

$72.80

 

$107.20

$127.20 (Saturdays)

 

 

 

 

 

$0.00

PLEASE NOTE – discount fees do NOT apply to ALL consultations before 8am or on Saturdays and Sundays.

Trigger point injections

Local anaestheric injections

+ $45

Aged Pension discount +$15

N/A

+ $45

Aged Pension discount +$15

Joint injections

Corticosteroid or Synvisc

Joint aspirations

Removal of fluid/swelling from a joint

+ $75

Aged Pension Discount $25

N/A

+ $75

Aged Pension Discount $25

Autologous blood injections

+ $75

Aged Pension Discount $25

N/A

+ $75

Aged Pension Discount $25

Platelet Rich Plasma

+ $285

Aged Pension Discount $110

N/A

+ $285

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

 

 

 

Missed appointments

ONE REGION $400
TWO REGIONS $600
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

+ $400

 

 

 

+ $600

 

 

 

+ $50

***The fee of $400 (or $600) includes ALL treatments required to resolve symptoms***
Additional consultations or treatments such as steroid injections, platelet rich plasma injections and autologous blood injections
as well as the prescription of medication which may be implemented to augment recovery, does not incur any additional fee

ECG

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

Pregnancy Testing

+ $17.15 $10.15 + $5

Ear lobe repairs and keloid removal

Click here for pricing and procedural details Not applicable Click here for pricing
and procedural details

Theatre fee

Surgical procedures, biopsies, excisions.

$85

Aged Pension discount $50

N/A

+ $85

Aged Pension discount  $50

Enhanced Primary
Care Plan (EPCP)
Chronic Disease
Management Plan (CDMP)
GP Management
Plan (GPMP)
GP Care
Plan (GPCP)

 

Aged Pension discount

 

$194

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$154.25

 

$144.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$144.25

 

$49.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10.00

Team care arrangement

(Required for Medicare rebatable referral to allied
health professional)

 

Aged Pension discount

 

$154.05

 

 

 

 

$124.30

 

$114.30

 

 

 

 

$114.30

 

$39.75

 

 

 

 

$10.00

Review of EPCP

 

 

Aged Pension discount

 

$121.80

 

 

$82.05

 

$72.05

 

 

$72.05

 

$49.75

 

 

$10.00

Mental Health Care Plan (under 20 mins)

(Required for Medicare rebatable referral to Clinical Psychologist)

 

Aged Pension discount

 

$121.45

 

 

 

 

$81.70

 

$71.70

 

 

 

 

$71.70

 

$49.75

 

 

 

 

$10.00

Mental Health Care Plan (20 – 40 mins)

(Required for Medicare rebatable referral to Clinical Psychologist)

 

Aged Pension discount

 

$150.80

 

 

 

 

$101.05

 

$91.05

 

 

 

 

$91.05

 

$59.75

 

 

 

 

$10.00

(Mental Health Care Plan (40 + mins)

(Required for Medicare rebatable referral to Clinical Psychologist)

 

Aged Pension discount

 

$203.85

 

 

 

 

$144.10

 

$134.10

 

 

 

 

$134.10

 

$69.75

 

 

 

 

$10.00

 


 

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.

 

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.