CHANGE IN BILLING

Updated: Jul 8



Due to stagnant Medicare rebates and the rising costs of rent, paying administrative staff and running a medical practice, providing excellent quality medical care that we are proud of in a non-rushed manner is putting a huge financial strain on our practice. For this reason, we are sad to announce that it has become no longer feasible for us to continue to routinely bulk bill (non-pensioner) Health Care Card holders.


If you are in a financially difficult position, you may choose to discuss this with your doctor but otherwise at the end of the consult you will be asked to pay. Our receptionist will arrange for a Medicare rebate to be immediately transferred to your bank account. This will apply even if you have previously been bulk billed by your doctor.


We do not want to speed up the length of our appointments or reduce the quality of our care in order to survive.


If you disagree with the government or what is going on in General Practice, please feel free to write to your local member.


LEICHHARDT GENERAL PRACTICE CURRENT FEE STRUCTURE (As of 01/07/22)


Consult Type

Service Fee ($)

Fee for Child < 16 yrs ($)

Medicare Rebate ($)

Out of Pocket ($) - Adult

Out of Pocket ($) - Child

Less than 15 mins

85.00

70.00

39.75

45.25

30.25

Less than 30 mins

135.00

110.00

76.95

58.05

33.05

Less than 45 mins

180.00

150.00

113.30

66.70

36.70

Additional fees will apply for procedures such as Implanon, IUD insertions or skin excisions or GP mental health care plans.