Charges & Rebates
Our fee tables will give you an idea of costs for the most common consultations for particular doctors. Longer consultations are available, just ask reception about fees if you require a longer consult.
Access to bulk billing remains a priority of Campaspe Family Practice and there will always be appointments available with doctors who bulk bill concession patients and patients under 16 years old (see Table 2).
Appointments from 6pm onwards and on a Saturday incur an additional fee. This includes Health Care cardholders and children under 16.
There will be an out of pocket charge for any surgical procedures, your doctor will explain this to you when required.
The cost of specialist procedures will vary depending on the type of procedure and its complexity. Charges for medical materials used apply to all procedures ranging between $10-$20 (this includes DVA patients).
Please ask reception or your doctor about any fees prior to any specialist procedures.
Remember that even if it is your usual GP performing a specialist procedure, different fees to standard consultations will apply.
We offer comprehensive health checks anytime. This involves a 45-minute health assessment with a nurse that is followed up with a doctor for results. We recommend a check-up once a year.
Medicare funds comprehensive health checks if you are:
· aged 75 years plus (home visit if required)
· between the ages of 45-49 as a one off
Outside these age brackets this service is available for $60 out-of-pocket or $40.00 pension/concession.
There are sometimes rebates available for your medical care. Have a chat to your doctor about what you're entitled to if you are not sure.
Chronic Disease Management
You may not realise it, but you can access various allied health services through Medicare with substantial rebates or no out-of-pocket costs to you at all. Review our Chronic Disease Management information for more details.
This cannot be accessed through a standard appointment. It involves routine follow up of your chronic disease through our Chronic Disease Management Clinic.
All appointments relating to a Chronic Disease Management plan will be bulk billed.
Please note that we require all accounts to be settled on the day.
Accounts not paid in full on the day incur an additional administration charge of $10.
If you have registered your bank account details with Medicare, the Medicare rebate can be paid straight back into your bank account, usually on the day of your consultation. Ask reception staff if you need information on how to register, or click here.
My Health Record
The Australian Government has legislated that a My Health Record will be created for all Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs card holders in Australia by the end of 2018, unless they choose not to have one.
My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information. More than 1 in 5 Australians already have one. Over time, My Health Record will bring together health information such as medical conditions, medicines, allergies and test results in one place.
If you are happy for a My Health Record to be created for you by the end of 2018, you don’t need to do anything.
If you would like to learn more about My Health Record and its benefits, or about how to inform the government that you don’t want a My Health Record, visit myhealthrecord.gov.au
There will be a three month period commencing 16 July 2018 when you can inform the Government of your choice to opt out of the My Health Record system. This period has not yet started. If you would like to register for when it does commence, please visit myhealthrecord.gov.au