Consultation Information, Fees & Charges

Appointments

We know your health and time are valuable, so we run by appointment. Appointments can be made by phoning our practice 38020899 or online at hotdoc.com.au. Please note that some consultations such as pap smears, several concerns or full medicals may require longer intervals. Our standard consultation is 10-15 mins.

Consultation Payments

We are a private billing practice where a fee is payable for each consultation however we have on the spot claiming, linked to Medicare, we have the ability to return your Medicare rebate onto an Eftpos card meaning you leave our practice with only the out of pocket expense

Aged Pensioners
We Bulk Bill Pensioners 70 and over (Excluding Saturdays)

Children Under 16
Children under 17 are BULK BILLED (If at school, Excluding Saturdays)

Alternatively fees for consultations are as follows:

Fees for Aged Pensioners < 70 (Must hold Current Aged Pension HCC)

$60 – In clinic consultation up to 15mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $38.75)

$110 – In clinic consultation 15-30mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $75.05)

$160 – In clinic consultation 30-45mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $110.50)

$130 – Mental Health Care Plan with your doctor 30mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $93.90)

$110 – Mental Health Consultations & Reviews with your doctor 30mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $73.95)

Bulk Billed – Phone consultation 15mins

Fees for Adults 18-64

$75 – In clinic consultation up to 15mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $38.75)

$140 – In clinic consultation 15-30mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $75.05)

$200 – In clinic consultation 30-45mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $110.50)

$160 – Mental Health Care Plans (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $93.90)

$140 – Mental Health Consultations & Reviews with your doctor 30mins(Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $73.95)

$60.00 – Phone consultation up to 15mins – Pre-Payment required on booking (Medicare Rebate of $38.75)

Saturday Consultations for All Patients

$75 – In clinic consultation up to 15 minutes (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $38.75)

$140 – In clinic consultation 15-30mins(Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $75.05)

$60.00 – Phone consultation up to 15 minutes – Pre-Payment required on booking (Medicare Rebate of $38.75)

All Public Holidays and Consultations Outside of 8am and 6pm
$90.00 – Consult up to 15mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $49.80)
$150.00 – Consult 15-30mins (Medicare Rebate returned to any EFT card instantly $85.30)

Microscopic Ear Suction – All patients Private Fee

$100 – Microscope Ear Suction up to 15mins (23 item # rebate available)

$150 – Microscope Ear Suction 15-30mins (36 item # rebate available)

Procedural Fees (> 70yo & < 17yo (if at school) Bulk Billed)

$50 – $200 out of pocket expense for excisions (Nb – Cosmetic mole removal costs differ)

Gynaecology Consultations and Procedures

Out of pocket expenses range from $80 – $200 for Gynaecology consultations and procedures.

 

We have Medicare’s Easy Claim available for all Medicare Rebates.  Simply bring an EFT (savings or Chq) card and we can issue your Medicare refund instantly!

 

Medicals (Hobby & Commercial ect)

Medicals are privately billed @ standard AMA rates of $83 + GST per 15 minutes as well as any additional costs may be incurred as requested on the Medical Form.  All Medicals require a ½ hour appointment.  Please Note: No Medicate rebate is refundable on medicals that are not related to an illness such as work related, cadet, hobby, travel, insurance etc.

Psychology Consultations

Appointments with our Psychologists are private billed.  A Medicare rebate is available for patients who have had a Mental Health Care Plan done with their doctor.  If you don’t have a valid referral no Medicare Rebate will be available. HICAPS refunds available.  For detailed billing information please phone the practice.

WorkCover

WorkCover consultations are privately billed at WorkCover rates.  Rebates must be obtained from WorkCover.

Skin Checks

We have a skin clinic with the latest in Molescan technology.  Appointments are private billed at consultation rates listed above. 

Vaccination Appointments

Vaccination appointments are billed at consultation rates listed above.  There is no extra cost for the administration of vaccines with the Practice Nurse.

Dressings & Treatment Room Costs

Dressings and Treatment Room costs may occur.  There is no Medicare Rebate for these consumable charges.

 

Diabetic, Asthmatic & Health Check Appointments with Aileen, Helen or Zrinka are Bulk Billed

 

Referrals & Scripts
A referral to a specialist requires a letter from your doctor. You will need to make an appointment to see your doctor for a referral. Scripts also require a visit to your doctor to enable them to monitor your progress. If you lose your script or referral a $10.00 fee is payable for reprinting. Scripts cannot be re-written if it has been 8 weeks since your last visit to the practice.