ONLINE APPOINTMENTS ARE ALL FOR TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS
In view of the significant risk of passing on infections, all patients will initially have a telehealth consultation which will be by video link or phone.
Appointments and fees from Tuesday, 14th April.
Our primary purpose is to make you as healthy as possible. In this time of COVID-19, we want to help patients maximise social distancing within the practice, which will prevent those who may be contagious from infecting other patients and our staff. We therefore initially assess all of our patients with a telephone or video consultation (“telehealth”).
For many patients telehealth can deal with all their issues. For those patients who need to be seen face-to-face, particularly for a physical examination or a procedure or test, we continue to provide on-site medical services at our clinic.
From April 14th, our fees will be as follows:
Initial Telehealth consultation
Standard Fee $60 Rebate $ $38.20 Out of pocket $21.80
However, if the doctor conducting the telehealth visit requests you attend for a face-to-face appointment, the telehealth visit will be bulk-billed.
Telehealth visits will also be bulk-billed for
- Everyone aged 15 and under; or 70 and over
- Everyone on a health-care card, pension card or Veteran’s affair card
- Women who are pregnant
- Parents of a child aged under 12 months
- Patients with a chronic health condition that puts them at increased risk of COVID-19
- Patients who are immunocompromised
- Patients who are self-quarantining due to COVID-19 symptoms
Our standard fees apply for consultations after a telehealth visit:
Standard fee $81 Rebate $38.20 Out of pocket $42.80
Children, pensioners and health-care card holders will be bulk-billed for face-to-face visits conducted between 9am and 4pm on weekdays. Outside those hours, a discounted fee applies:
Discounted fee $73 Rebate $38.20 Out of pocket $34.80