We are a mixed-billing practice and our fee schedule is as per below. Our fee policy ensures that the out of pocket expense is similar regardless of the time for the consultation.
*From 1st April 2018 the below billing policy applies to all our patients. Please note this is to provide consistency across the new patients and old patients. While, the medicare rebates have not risen in the past few years, our practice continues to provide comprehensive, quality and timely care to all our patients and therefore some fees changes in last 3 years have been made.
|Appointment Type||Standard Fee||Discount Fee||Medicare Rebate|
|Standard Consultation (10 minutes)||$75.00||$50.00||$37.60|
|Long Consult (20-40 minutes)||$110.00||$90.00||$72.80|
|Prolonged Consult (>40)||$145.00||$125.00||$107.50|
We Bulk Bill the following:
- children 15 years of age or under with a valid medicare card
- full time domestic students with a medicare card 25 years or under except on weekends and public holidays
- pension card holders 65 years or over
- DVA card holders
**Bulk billing eligibility provided by Central Station Medical Centre may not extend to additional tests such as radiology, pathology etc. To find out the costs of any referral from your GP, you should liaise directly with the referring partner.
We have discount fee for the following:
- full time domestic students over 25 years
- health care card holders under 65 years
- OSHC (overseas Student Health Care) card holders
- full time domestic students 25 years or under on weekends and public holidays
We have agreements with a number of OSHC providers including AHM, BUPA, NIB, Allianz and Medibank which means students only have to pay $13-$15 depending on the insurance provider.
We have agreements with BUPA (OVC Cards) and NIB (IMAN cards) for working visa to charge the rebate amount directly to the insurance provider, which means the patients only need to pay the gap amount of about $38-$41.
If you have any questions about our billing policy, please contact our friendly reception team on 3236 3409.
Patients with a valid Medicare card are entitled to the rebate as outlined above. This can be claimed in real time at the practice after your consultation.
If you do not have a Medicare Card, the chances are you are not an Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident. Dependent on what country you are from, you may be eligible to apply for a Medicare card. You will need to contact Medicare directly, as we are not a branch, but an independent practice. You may also be able to claim through your health insurance provider, it depends on the cover you have. Again, you will need to speak with your insurance provider directly.
We understand that time is a valuable asset. Therefore we try our best to stay on time, however, sometimes due to emergencies this is not possible. Our reception staff will do their best to inform you to keep you updated should a doctor be running late.
In return we ask that you help us stay on time by understanding difference between a standard consultation and a long consultation.