The GPs working at Doctors at Australia Fair have previously provided their services on a mostly bulk-billing basis. However, given that Medicare rebates don’t cover the true cost of providing quality health care, from 4th July 2022, some patients will be asked to contribute to the cost of their health care by paying a “gap fee”.
The following patients will continue to be bulk-billed for general consultations (eg standard appointments)
Children aged 15 years and under, and
People with a pension card, and
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients whom are also eligible for a ATSI health check and CTG registration.
Services provided to all other patients, including those on a healthcare card, will usually incur an out-of-pocket fee, however they may be bulk-billed at the sole discretion of the GP.
From 4th July 2022, the following Fee Schedule will apply (please note Medicare rebates will increase slightly on 1st July 2022 so the out of pocket costs will reduce slightly):
We have setup the EFTPOS capability to ensure patients are able to claim their Medicare rebate at the time of paying their consultation Fees, so the relevant Medicare rebate(s) are deposited back into the patient’s bank account on the spot.
Please note, the following services will be bulk-billed for all eligible patients
GP Management Plans (and reviews)
Team Care Arrangements (and reviews)
Medicare funded health assessments
Mental Health Treatment Plans and reviews
Antenatal visit at 28 weeks (MBS item 16591)
More information is available on our website, and please feel free to speak with your GP or our receptionists if you have any questions.