Practice consultation fees

WEEKDAY FEES FOR PATIENTS WITHOUT ANY CONCESSION
Appointment TypeBetweenFeeMedicare RebateOut Of Pocket
Standard Consultation8am – 7pm$78.00$41.40$36.60
Long Consultation (greater than 20 mins)8am – 7pm$115.00$80.10$34.90
Antenatal Visit8am – 7pm$81.00$51.90$29.10

Lifestyle Coaching Consultation

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8am – 6pm$122.00$80.10$41.90

DVA Gold Card Holders will be Bulk Billed at all times.

Please note as of December 2023, Casey Medical Centre will be cashless. We will no longer be accepting cash or keeping cash on the premises. 

Aged pensioners, concession card holders and children < 16 years will be Bulk Billed between the hours of 8am – 5.50pm. Fees apply at all other times.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Casey Medical Centre accepts payment via EFTPOS, Debit and Credit cards, including VISA & MasterCard. Please note card surcharges apply.

We do NOT accept Cheques, Cash, Amex, or Diners Club.

WEEKDAY CONCESSION FEES

These fees include Aged Pensioners, HCC holders and children < 16 years. 

Appointment TypeBetweenFeeMedicare RebateOut Of Pocket
Standard Consultation6pm – 7pm$78.00$41.40$36.60
Long Consultation (greater than 20 mins)6pm – 7pm$115.00$80.10$34.90
Antenatal Visit (From 1st Nov 2022)8am – 7pm$81.00$51.90$29.10

Lifestyle Coaching Consultation

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8am – 6pmBulk Billed  
SATURDAY FEES FOR PATIENTS WITHOUT ANY CONCESSION
Appointment TypeBetweenFeeMedicare RebateOut Of Pocket
Standard Consultation9am – 1pm$90.00$41.40$48.60
Long Consultation (greater than 20 mins)9am – 1pm$127.00$80.10$48.60

PLEASE NOTE, AS OF 1ST DECEMBER 2023, CASEY MEDICAL CENTRE WILL BE CASHLESS. WE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS OR KEEPING CASH ON OUR PREMISES. 

SATURDAY CONCESSION FEES

Including Aged Pension, HCC and Children under 16yrs 

Appointment TypeBetweenFeeMedicare RebateOut Of Pocket
Standard Consultation9am – 1pm$80.00$41.40$38.60
Long Consultation (greater than 20 mins)9am – 1pm$117.00$80.10$36.90

All DVA patients will be Bulk Billed at all times. Telehealth will be billed at the same rate as face-to-face appointments.

SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR PATIENTS WITHOUT ANY CONCESSION
Appointment TypeBetweenFeeMedicare RebateOut Of Pocket
Standard Consultation9am – 1pm$105.00$53.90$51.10
Long Consultation (greater than 20 mins)9am – 1pm$142.00$92.45$49.55

PLEASE NOTE, AS OF 1ST DECEMBER 2023, CASEY MEDICAL CENTRE WILL BE CASHLESS. WE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS OR KEEPING CASH ON OUR PREMISES. 

SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS CONCESSION FEES

Including Aged Pension, HCC and Children under 16yrs 

Appointment TypeBetweenFeeMedicare RebateOut Of Pocket
Standard Consultation9am – 1pm$95.00$53.90$41.10
Long Consultation (greater than 20 mins)9am – 1pm$132.00$92.45$39.55

All DVA patients will be Bulk Billed at all times. Telehealth will be billed at the same rate as face-to-face appointments.
Please note: The Medicare rebate for a Telehealth appointment on Sunday and Public Holidays is the same rebate as an appointment on a weekday (see ‘Weekdays’ tab) – this will consequently lead to a greater out-of-pocket expense for a Telehealth consultation on Sunday/Public Holiday compared to a face-to-face consultation.
You will need to have been seen for a face-to- face service within the last 12 months in order to be eligible to have a telehealth appointment which then attracts a Medicare rebate. This applies to both new and existing patients of the practice.

FEES FOR PATIENTS WITHOUT ANY CONCESSION

AS OF 1ST DECEMBER 2023, CASEY MEDICAL CENTRE WILL BE CASHLESS. WE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS OR KEEPING CASH ON OUR PREMISES. 

Appointment Type

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Out of Pocket

Spot Checks – 15 min consultation

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Full Body Skin Check – 30 min consultation

$170.00

$80.10

$89.90

Simple Procedure < 45mins

  

$210.00

Complex Procedure > 45mins

  

$330.00

CONCESSION FEES

These fees include Aged Pensioners, HCC holders and children < 16 years.

Appointment Type

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Out of Pocket

Spot Checks – 15 min consultation

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Full Body Skin Check – 30 min consultation

$140.00

$80.10

$59.90

Simple Procedure < 45mins

  

$170.00

Complex Procedure > 45mins

  

$270.00

Appointment Type

Between Monday – Friday

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Out of Pocket

Mirena Insertion or changeover

9am – 5pm

$277.00

$116.45

$160.45

Mirena Removal

9am – 5pm

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Implanon Insertion

9am – 5pm

$163.00

$74.75

$88.25

Implanon Removal

9am – 5pm

$198.00

$98.25

$99.75

Implanon Insertion & Removal

(At same time)

9am – 5pm

$228.00

$131.60

$96.40

Iron Infusion

9am – 5pm

$182.00

$41.40

$140.60

Aclasta Infusion

9am – 5pm

$102.00

$41.40

$60.60

Venesection

9am – 5pm

$152.00

$68.30

$83.70

Ear Syringing

9am – 5pm

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Plaster On

9am – 5pm

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Plaster Off

9am – 5pm

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

SURGICAL / OTHER PROCEDURES CONCESSION FEES

AS OF 1ST DECEMBER 2023, CASEY MEDICAL CENTRE WILL BE CASHLESS. WE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH PAYMENTS OR KEEPING CASH ON OUR PREMISES. 

Appointment Type

Between Monday – Friday

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Out of Pocket

Mirena Insertion or changeover

9am – 5pm

$237.00

$116.45

$120.55

Mirena Removal

9am – 5pm

$68.00

$41.40

$26.60

Implanon Insertion

9am – 5pm

$123.00

$74.75

$48.625

Implanon Removal

9am – 5pm

$178.00

$98.25

$79.75

Implanon Insertion & Removal 

(At same time)

9am – 5pm

$198.00

$131.60

$66.40

Iron Infusion

9am – 5pm

$182.00

$41.40

$140.60

Aclasta Infusion

9am – 5pm

$82.00

$41.20

$40.80

Venesection

9am – 5pm

$152.00

$68.30

$83.70

Ear Syringing

9am – 5pm

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Plaster On

9am – 5pm

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Plaster Off

9am – 5pm

$78.00

$41.40

$36.60

Workcover and TAC Fees

If you’re booking an appointment under Workcover or TAC, please call reception to discuss how your appointment works and the fees associated with it.

Please call 03 5991 1222 at your earliest convenience.

Why do you charge? Why don’t you 'bulk bill' everybody?

Although we appreciate that life can bring about financial pressures, the doctors are not able to bulk bill every patient.

Casey Medical Centre doctors have bulk billed as many patients as possible, for as many years as we could.  We have tried to be sensitive to the need for patients to receive quality care and access to a doctor and have always tried to make this as affordable as possible for the last 40 years.

Unfortunately, the Medicare rebate for bulk billing does not meet the cost of running a practice and the escalating costs of providing quality care – covering the doctor’s time and where relevant the nurse’s time, in the dedicated treatment room.

The rebate currently is well under 50% of what the Australian Medical Association recommends as an appropriate fee for General Practice consultations and as numerous media reports have reported, bulk billing has unfortunately been shown not to be financially viable for medical practices to remain open, and some are even having to close the doors of their clinics.

To put it simply, the Medicare rebate has not kept pace with the significant escalation in the costs of running a medical practice.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has made the following (directly quoted) observations about General Practice funding in August 2022:

  • Between 2012 and 2022, Medicare rebates increased by an average of just over 1% each year.
  • Rebates for standard GP consultations were completely frozen (i.e. did not receive an annual indexation increase from the government) between 2014 and 2018.
  • Inflation rose by 6.1% in the 12 months to June 2022, however in July 2022 the rebate for a standard GP consultation increased by just 65 cents to $39.75 – a 1.6% increase from the previous year. This does not cover the significant increase in costs that has occurred over the course of the rebate freeze.
  • The average out-of-pocket cost for patients is now higher than the Medicare rebate for a standard GP consultation.

We are passionate about being able to serve the community with the best possible medical care and not compromise on quality, for decades to come.  As a result, we have made the very difficult decision to start charging for weekend and public holiday consultations provided to aged pensioners and children under 16 – two groups of patients we have previously bulk billed.  This reflects the increasing cost of providing this care during these hours of operation.  This commenced on September 1st, 2022.

A full list of the fees will be on the website or at reception if you would like further information about this.

We appreciate your understanding regarding this challenging decision.