Fees

Fees apply to both face-to-face and telephone consults. Please refer to our fee structure below.

Health at Dulwich is a private billing practice.

Fees vary according to the length and complexity of the consultation and are determined by the Doctors.

Why Is There a GAP? Unfortunately, the Federal Government’s indexation of Medicare Rebates has never kept pace with the rising cost of operating a medical practice. Medicare Rebates were frozen from 2012 until 2018 with recent increases well below CPI and now cover less than half of the actual cost of providing high-quality medical care and services which means we are not in a position to bulk bill all our patients. Click here for more details. Please speak to your local Federal MP to raise your concerns that Medicare Rebates have not kept up with inflation.

Payment is required in full on the day of consultation and can be made by Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card (VISA & MasterCard Only).

The Practice has facilities to enable immediate refund of Medicare Rebates.

Children under 13 years of age will be bulk billed.

Please note that bulk billing is not available on Saturdays and Weekday Evenings. Details of our Saturday and Weekday Evening fees can be found below.

Patients who hold a Centrelink issued Pension Card or Health Care Card will be required to pay an additional fee above the Medicare rebate for weekday appointments. Payment in full will be required on the day of the appointment.

Workers Compensation patients must provide a Claim Number each time they present for a consultation.

Please see the schedule of fees below, effective from 1 October 2020 (for all face-to-face and telephone consults):

Patients 13 years and Older – Without a Pension or Health Care Card

Weekdays Full Fee Medicare Rebate Gap
Brief Consult $45.00 $17.90 $27.10
Standard Consult $85.00 $39.10 $45.90
Long Consult $135.00 $75.75 $59.25
Extended Consult $185.00 $111.50 $73.50
Saturdays & Weekday Evenings After 5pm Full Fee Medicare Rebate Gap
Brief Consult $50.00 $17.90 $32.10
Standard Consult $95.00 $39.10 $55.90
Long Consult $150.00 $75.75 $74.25
Extended Consult $205.00 $111.50 $93.50

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Patients 13 years and Older – With a Pension or Health Care Card (Weekend and after 5pm rates apply – see above)

Weekdays Full Fee Medicare Rebate Gap
Standard Consult $60.00 $39.10 $20.90
Long Consult $100.00 $75.75 $24.25
Extended Consult $140.00 $111.50 $28.50

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Transfer of Medical File: $50 to $70

A Non-Attendance Fee may apply if you do not provide at least 4 hours notice of your cancellation, and this fee will need to be paid prior to next seeing a doctor.

FAQS

Why Health at Dulwich Is A Primarily Private Billing Medical Practice

What Is Bulk Billing?
Will There Be Any Bulk Billing?
Why Is There a GAP?
What Will The Fees Be From 1 July 2021?