BULK BILLING

From 15th January 2018:

ALL patients with a valid Medicare card will be bulk billed for consultations with an appointment from Monday to Friday 9am - 3:45pm. Children under the age of 16, Pensioners and Health Care Card holders will ALL continue to be Bulk Billed.

PRIVATE BILLING

Private Billing charges will apply Monday to Friday after 4pm and All Weekend & Public Holidays. Walk in patients will also be privately billed. Please see the Fees table below for a list of charges.

NON-ATTENDANCE OR CANCELLATION

GP APPOINTMENTS:

You can cancel or change your appointment without incurring any fees, as long as you provide us at least two hours notice. Please phone us on 02 9212 1400 to cancel or change your appointment.
Missed or cancelled appointments with less than two hours notice will incur a fee of $25. PLEASE NOTE: This fee can NOT be claimed back from Medicare. It will need to be paid at the next visit to the practice.

ALLIED HEALTH (DIETICIAN/CHIROPRACTOR/ETC):

Missed or cancelled appointments with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee of $25. PLEASE NOTE: This fee can NOT be claimed back from Medicare. It will need to be paid at the next visit to the practice.

PSYCHOLOGIST APPOINTMENTS:

Missed or canceled appointments with less than 24 hours notice will incur a fee of $80. PLEASE NOTE: This fee can NOT be claimed back from Medicare. It will need to be paid at the next visit to the practice.

PRIVATE BILLING POLICY

ALL patients with a valid Medicare card will be bulk billed for consultations from Monday to Friday 9am - 3:45pm. Outside of the above hours and for walk in patients, a fixed out of pocket expense of $25 applies after the medicare rebate. Please see the private billing schedule below for a list of fees and out of pocket expenses. Children under the age of 16, Pensioners and Health Care Card holders will ALL continue to be Bulk Billed.


Fees for Medicare Card Holders (Private hour fees)

Consultations Fees Medicare Rebates Out of pocket
Standard consult (10 min) $62.05 $37.05 $25
Long consult (20 min) $96.70 $71.70 $25
Prolonged consult (40 min) $130.55 $105.55 $25
Standard consult (10 min) - After hours $74.00 $49.00 $25
Long consult (20 min) - After hours $108.95 $83.95 $25
Prolonged consult (40 min) - After hours $136.75 $111.75 $25

NON-Medicare Card Holders

Consultations Fees Medicare Rebates Discounted Student Fees
Standard consult (10 min) $65 None $50
Long consult (20 min) $100 None $85
Prolonged consult (40 min) $135 None $115
Standard consult (10 min) - After hours $75 None $60
Long consult (20 min) - After hours $110 None $95
Prolonged consult (40 min) - After hours $145 None $125

NOTE: Initial consult is always a long consult so we may get your complete history.

Pre-employment medical assessments and other medical assessments are also privately billed.

PROCEDURE FEES:

Ultimo Medical Practice charges a fee for most procedures performed during your consult. This fee covers the cost of the various equipment that we use including dressings, surgical equipment, anesthetic, sutures and cryotherapy. Your doctor will inform you of the out-of-pocket costs prior to commencing. For your safety and wellbeing, we only use sterile and disposable equipment.

Procedure Fees Fees Medicare Rebates Out of pocket
Pap Smears $101.70 $71.70 $30
Ear syringing $101.70 $71.70 $30
Skin checks with dermatoscopy $101.70 $71.70 $30
Implanon Insertion/Removal $171.70 $71.70 $100
Cryotherapy $20/cartridge

More complex procedures will involve higher costs, however, your GP will inform you of this before the procedure.

TRAVEL VACCINE FEES:

Ultimo Medical Practice has most travel vaccines in stock. We are Yellow Fever Accredited. ALL travel vaccines will incur a private fee, NOT covered by Medicare. Please inquire with the receptionist or the GP for the cost of the vaccine.