Patient's Fee

OUR BILLING POLICY

Eight Mile Plains Family Doctors are committed to deliver the highest level of patient medical care. Due to higher costs of providing a quality medical service we have to apply mixed billing from 01st of July 2022, Still We Do Bulk Billing on Weekends.

 

FEES & BILLING -

This is a mixed billing practice. Fees are based on the time you spent with your doctor, and the complexity of the medical problem.

Our fees structure – Will effect from 01st July 2022

 

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Item Medicare Rebate Private Out of pocket fee
Brief(MBS item 3) 17.90 37 19.10
Standard(MBS item 23) 39.10 75 35.90
Long(MBS item 36) 75.75 125 49.25
Extended(MBS item 44) 111.50 200 88.50
Antenatal(MBS item 16500) 41.70 125 83.30
Telehealth(MBS 91891) 39.10 75 35.90
Telehealth Video (MBS 91801) 75.75 125 49.25

WEEKEND

Item Medicare Rebate Private Out of pocket fee
Brief(MBS item 5000) 30.15 50 19.85
Standard(MBS item 5020) 51.00 85 34.00
Long(MBS item 5040) 87.40 135 4760

WILL BULK BILL FOR;

  • Below 16 Years old.
  • Chronic disease Illness/ Health Assessments/Mental Health Illness.
  • Newborn Babies (If parents are regular patients)
  • International students/ Overseas visitors with BUPA/ Allianz/ NIB / Medibank
  • Valid Concession Card holders (pension card, Health care card and DVA holders )


 

Certain procedures – Wound Dressing/ Excisions/Suturing/Foreign body removal/ Implanon/Punch biopsy etc may attract a fee. Please check with the reception before make the appointment.

Following services are privately charged with no Medicare rebate.
Commercial Driver’s License
Insurance Paperwork
superannuation, passport, health funds paperwork, Citizenship etc. Work Cover

At the time of your visit, you will be required to pay for your consultation. Payments can be made via cash, credit card or EFTPOS. We can refund eligible Medicare claims on the same day.

Cancellation Fee Non-attendance Fee – $40+GST will apply if you miss the appointment or fail to cancel the appointment 3 hours prior to the scheduled time.

Repeat Prescriptions– In exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the treating doctor, a collection of a script may be possible but will attract a fee of $25 /-.

Fees are displayed in the waiting area. We always try to keep our fees affordable.
Any concern related to the payment can be discussed with our receptionist at the booking prior to the consultation.


 

CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE APPOINTMENT

Following examples will help you to decide what sort of an appointment to be booked for your medical concern, If you are in doubt, always contact the receptionist at the time of booking to help you to choose appropriate (Brief/Standard or Long Appointment) accordingly to avoid disappointment and to run the doctors diary on time.


 

BRIEF (< 5 MIN)

  • Expired referral renewal
  • Repeat prescription of regular medication
  • BP check without planning treatment


 

STANDARD CONSULTATION (10 MIN)

  • Earache
  • Simple results follow up
  • Breast Check
  • Urine Infection’
  • Sore throat/Cough/Cold
  • Pill script
  • BP check with discussion of treatment
  • Infant Immunization
  • Adult Vaccine
  • New Referral


 

LONG APPOINTMENTS (20 MIN)

  • First appointment of a new patient
  • Newborn baby check
  • Postnatal check for mother
  • Cervical screening test
  • Full body skin check
  • Mental health plans (New plan only)
  • Workcover
  • Menopause counselling
  • Travel Advice
  • Contraceptive Advice
  • Depression/Anxiety/ Mental Health Assessment
  • Pregnancy Planning
  • Antenatal checkups


 

IF YOUR PROBLEM IS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING, PLEASE BOOK A LONG APPOINTMENT.

  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Losing weight
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Back pain
  • If you have multiple issues to discuss and if you feel your problem is complex or time taking to discuss

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