Billing and Fees

Standard Consultation

Central Clinic is a Private billing Practice, Bulk Billing may be available for children, under 16, Pension or Concession card holders and Veterans’ Affairs Gold cardholders at the doctor’s discretion. Consultations are to be paid on the day. An extra $10.00 will be added to all consultations if not paid on the day.

Standard Consultation Practice Fee Medicare Rebate Patient Out-of-Pocket
Level A $60.00 $18.95 $41.05
Level B $90.00 $41.40 $48.60
Level C $150.00 $80.10 $69.90
Level D $200.00 $118.00 $82.00
HCC/Pensioners/Children under 16 Practice Fee Medicare Rebate Patient Out-of-Pocket
Level A $50.00 $18.95 $31.05
Level B $80.00 $41.40 $38.60
Level C $140.00 $80.10 $59.90
Level D $190.00 $118.00 $72.00

Our consultation fees are calculated by the type and length of service offered by your doctor.

 

Telephone/Telehealth

Central Clinic is a Private billing Practice, Bulk Billing may be available for children, under 16, Pension or Concession card holders and Veterans’ Affairs Gold cardholders at the doctor’s discretion. Consultations are to be paid on the day. An extra $10.00 will be added to all consultations if not paid on the day.

Phone Consults are available for exisiting patients only, We cannot conduct Telephone Consults for new patients (nor for any existing patients have not been to our clinic for a Face to Face consult in the past 12 months) under Medicare’s rules.

Telehealth appointments - Click the link to enter Video call Waiting Room: https://videocall.direct/centralclinic

Telephone Practice Fee Medicare Rebate Patient Out-of-Pocket
Level A Telephone $60.00 $18.95 $41.05
Level B Telephone $90.00 $41.40 $48.60
Telehealth Practice Fee Medicare Rebate Patient Out-of-Pocket
Level A Telehealth $60.00 $18.95 $41.05
Level B Telehealth $90.00 $41.40 $48.60
Level C Telehealth $150.00 $80.10 $69.90
Level D Telehealth $200.00 $118.00 $82.00

Our consultation fees are calculated by the type and length of service offered by your doctor.

 

Late Notice Cancellation & Non-Attendance Fees

Providing notice allows us to offer your appointment to another patient who may need to see a doctor more urgently.

When a patient does not show for a scheduled appointment it means that another patient loses an opportunity to be seen. In an attempt to avoid this we have a non-attendance fee policy.

If an appointment is missed or cancelled at late-notice, patients may receive a non-attendance letter or SMS.

When you need to change or cancel your appointment you must arrange this no later than 3 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time, otherwise you will be charged a cancellation fee.

Allied Health, Specialist and Warragul Skin Cancer Clinic require 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel your appointment.

Cancellation & Non-Attendance Fees Practice Fee
Weekdays Mon – Friday Standard Consultations $60.00
Weekdays Mon – Friday Long Consultations $100.00
Weekends $60.00
Allied Health and Specialist $100.00
Warragul Skin Cancer Clinic $100.00

Please note that Medicare and Private Health insurance do not provide rebates for cancelled or unattended appointments.

 

Nursing Department Fees

Central Clinic charges fees for items such as dressings, suture removal (for procedures not done at Central Clinic), plasters, etc. for the purpose of shared cost recovery.

These fees have been determined in consideration of the cost of the materials, nursing time, procedure room supplies, waste disposal, sterilisation, and other factors. Simply accepting the bulk billing amount from Medicare for appointments requiring such overheads does not adequately compensate your Doctor and the practice for the service provided.

Central Clinic aims to achieve 100% compliance with Medicare’s rules:

We work within our understanding of the Medicare rules and the guidance provided by The Department of Human Services.

Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note G7.1 details that:

 “If a practitioner bulk bills for a service the practitioner undertakes to accept the relevant Medicare benefit as full payment for the service. Additional charges for that service cannot be raised. This includes but is not limited to: any consumables that would be reasonably necessary to perform the service, including bandagesand/or dressings…”

 (Source www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/medicare/bulk-billing.jsp).

 

According to the Medicare rules discussed above, you cannot be bulk billed when your treatment requires an additional charge for items such as dressings, plasters, suture removal.

How your fees will be charged:

A Medicare rebate fee will be charged which is fully rebatable with Medicare

Standard Consultation Medicare Rebate
Level A $18.95
Level B $41.40
Level C $80.10

 

Any additional fees (e.g. a dressing fee) will also be charged and you will also be required to pay this fee in full at reception upon the conclusion of your visit.  You will be out-of-pocket with this fee.

Dressings  Fee
Standard Dressing $15.00
Complex Dressing $30.00

Need to cancel or re-book an appointment?

Contact our reception staff as soon as you can, or else you may be liable for cancellation fees.