Moreland West Medical Centre – Fee Policy – 1st January 2018

Our doctors believe in providing the highest quality in patient care without compromise and as such Moreland West Medical Centre is a private billing medical centre and payment is expected on the day.

Medicare Rebates

Medicare as your insurer provides you with a rebate for consultations with your GP. At this time the government has put a freeze on the amount you will be rebated for consultations until 1 July 2018. Unfortunately, the costs of keeping our clinic running cannot be sustained by the rebate being offered by Medicare. Bulkbilling services will ONLY apply to Pensioners who hold a valid AGE or DSP Concession Card; all other Pension Card Types will be billed privately at the Discount Rate.

Consultation Fees – General Medical
Consultation type Fee – Monday to Friday Fee – Saturday Medicare rebate Out of Pocket Cost
Monday – Friday Saturday
Standard Consult –

< 20 mins

$ 80.00 $90.00 $ 37.05 $ 42.95   $52.95
* $ 57.00 *$67.00   * $ 19.95    *$29.95
Long Consult –

20 mins < 40 min

$ 120.00 $130.00 $ 71.70 $ 48.30  $58.30
* $ 91.65 *$101.65   * $ 19.95    *$29.95
Prolonged Consult –

40 mins or more

$ 170.00 $180.00 $105.55 $ 64.45  *$74.45
*$125.50 *$135.50   *$19.95     *$29.95
Valid AGE OR DSP Pensioner Card Holders and Full DVA BULK-BILLED

* Discounted rates for Pension Card Holders (other than AGE or DSP), Health Care Card holders, Commonwealth Senior’s Card holders, and children under 16.

Additional Services

Additional fees may be charged for the use of our Treatment Room. Tests requested by your General Practitioner (e.g.  ECG TRacing and Read Report, Pregnancy Testing, Repeat or Replacement Scripts and Referrals that do not require an appointment with your GP, Telephone Consultations with your GP. These will be discussed with you prior to performing these additional services.  Some of these services will not be claimable with Medicare.

Payment for Services Rendered

We accept Cash, EFTPOS and credit card payments, and we are able to transfer your receipt electronically to Medicare so that you receive your rebate directly back into your nominated bank account held by Medicare or via your debit card.

Cancelling your Appointment

A fee which is not Medicare rebateable will be charged to patients who fail to cancel an appointment. This fee will be dependent on the time booked with the GP.  Please ensure that you cancel your appointment at least 2 hours prior to avoid paying this fee.

Moreland West Medical Centre – your Brunswick GP. Serving the areas of Brunswick, West Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, Coburg, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, and beyond.