Moreland West Medical Centre – Fee Policy – 1st January 2017
Our doctors believe in providing high quality care. To achieve this, Moreland West Medical Centre is a private billing clinic. Payment is expected on the day.
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 2018 with a possibility of an extension until 2020. Unfortunately, the costs to keeping our clinic running cannot be sustained by the rebate being offered by Medicare. Therefore, we have aligned our fees with the Australian Medical Associations recommendations.
|Consultation Fees – General Medical and Medical Laser Acupuncture|
|Consultation type||Fee – Monday to Friday||Fee – Saturday||Medicare rebate||Out of Pocket Cost|
|Standard Consult –
< 20 mins
|$ 78.00||$88.00||$ 37.05||$ 40.95 / $50.95|
|* $ 55||*$65.00||* $ 17.95 / *$27.95|
|Long Consult –
20 mins < 40 min
|$ 113||$123.00||$ 71.70||$ 41.30 / $51.30|
|* $ 89.65||*$99.65||* $ 17.95 / *$27.95|
|Prolonged Consult –
40 mins or more
|$ 168||$178.00||$ 105.55||$ 64.45 / $74.45|
|*123.50||*$133.50||*$17.95 / *$27.95|
|Valid Pensioner Card Holders and Full DVA||BULK-BILLED|
*Discounted rate for Health Care Card holders, Commonwealth Seniors Card holders, and children under 16
Additional fees may be charged for:
- Use of our Treatment Room
- Tests requested by your General Practitioner (e.g. ECG and Pregnancy Testing)
- Repeat or Replacement Scripts and Referrals that do not require an appointment with your GP
- Telephone Consultations with your GP
These fees 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.