Costs of Appointments during Covid-19
The cost of face to face appointments have not changed and will be billed as per usual with a discounted fee for children under 16 years of age.
Telehealth and Telephone consults will be privately billed at the same price as face to face consults except for children under the age of 16 years or age and those patients meeting the criteria specified by Medicare and the Commonwealth Government.
Medicare rebates will apply mainly for video consultations, and only for short phone consultations.
Since 20 July 2020, the Government has limited these rebates to patients who have attended the practice at least once face to face in the past 12 months.
Unfortunately, it has become no longer feasible for us to continue to routinely bulk bill (non-pensioner) Health Care Card holders.
If you are in financial difficulty you may wish to discuss this with you doctor at the time of your consultation.
Ultimately, billing will, however, be determined by your doctor and the standard Medicare rebate will apply.