As of February 2015 we will be offering Clinics each day which will be totally bulk-billed.
The Clinics will be available every day, no appointments are needed and you will be seen by the first available doctor. We will try to keep waiting times to a minimum.
The Bulk Billing Clinic will endeavour to manage one problem well on the day and if your condition is complex or you have a list of issues to be addressed, then you will need to return over a few visits to ensure that everything is covered and we help you achieve your best health.
As always, we encourage you to choose one doctor as your main provider and see that doctor for the majority of your care in order to ensure the best possible outcome.
Our Practice Billing Policy
As we have always done, we offer bulk billing for pensioners, health-card holders and children under the age of 16 years, for consultations by appointment between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. These consultations are subsidized by Medicare to make them viable.
Other patients will be charged a fee, and, for item numbers covered by Medicare, will be able to receive a rebate for a proportion of the total amount. Payments by cash, a debit card or a credit card made through our Tyro system will have the Medicare rebate returned to your debit card account within 11 seconds. If you do not use our Tyro system but are registered with Medicare, a cash or credit card payment will allow the rebate to be returned to your nominated account by the next day.
Dr Crockett, Dr Muir and Dr Smith will continue to charge fees according to our standard policy. For the time being other doctors in the Practice will charge a fee that includes a maximum out-of-pocket expense of $20 for consultations. When other procedures need to be done such as an ECG or excision, then there may be an additional cost which you can discuss with your doctor.