FEES AND BILLING

PRACTICE FEES

​Doctors@Bayside opened its doors in 2016 as a completely bulk billing medical centre. We have worked extremely hard to provide and maintain an excellent primary care service in the heart of Sandringham. We would like to thank all of our team for their hard work and  dedication over the years, and also say  thank you to our patients for their continued support and appreciation for our surgery.

Despite our best efforts, the cost of running a high quality primary care service has been increasing yearly due to increasing rent, utilities, wages, practice equipment, insurances etc. Medicare rebates unfortunately has not increased to reflect this, and do not cover the cost of running and supporting a high quality practice. We have therefore added some fees, as highlighted below to support the day to day functioning of our practice.

We are still extremely focused on sticking to our ethos of providing an excellent, accessible and affordable primary care service to the local community, and the majority of our services are therefore still bulk billed. We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank you all for your continued support.

 

CONCESSIONAL FEES

We offer bulk billing services, AT ALL TIMES ​(including after hours and Saturdays) for:

  • Children under 17 years old
  • Adults over 65 years old
  • Pension card, DVA and Health care card holders

 

AFTER HOUR FEES

After 5pm ( Monday to Friday) and all day Saturday

Consultation Fee Medicare Rebate Gap (out of pocket)
 Standard $55 $38.20 $16.80
Long $95 $73.91 $21.09
Extended $140 $108.85 $31.05

 

PAYMENT

  • ​All fees must be paid following your consultation
  • Payment by EFTPOS or credit card will be preferred to cash payments

 

MEDICARE REBATE

We can submit your medicare claim at the time of payment and the rebate will be deposited directly into your account by Medicare.

  • you will need an up to date medicare card and have your bank account details registered with Medicare.

If this is not possible, we will provide you with an invoice and a claim for the rebate can be submitted by you directly to Medicare.

 

TAC/WORKCOVER

​These consults are payable on the day of your appointment. An invoice will be provided by us, and you will need to submit the claim directly to TAC/ Workcover.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Concessional fees and after hour fees are for consultations only. Procedures and non medicare rebatable services will attract additional fees at all times. The fee schedule above are indicative of what the majority of our Doctors bill at the surgery. Individual Doctors may also bill at slightly different rates. Please discuss this with your Doctor. Further information can also be obtained from our reception staff.