What is changing?
Due to the rising costs of providing weekend services, it is necessary to charge an out of pocket fee to maintain the level of care our clinic provides.
Beginning on Saturday 4th March 2017, all weekend bulk-billed appointments will incur a $10 out of pocket fee.
Who will be affected?
The new $10 out of pocket fee will only apply to appointments on the weekend for patients who are normally bulk-billed. There are no changes to the full-fee paying patients as they already pay an out of pocket fee.
How is this fee paid?
This fee plus the rebate amount is payable in full on the day of your consultation.
For patients with a bank account registered with Medicare, we can submit an electronic claim on your behalf. The Medicare Benefit amount will then be repaid into your nominated bank account usually by the next business day.
For more information, please call Medicare on 132 011 or ask at reception for a copy of the Medicare Bank Account Details Collection form.
This form is also available on the Department of Human Services website via this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/forms/ms013