Fees

 

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This practice aims to provide the best service and practice possible within the primary health setting. We aim to incorporate new, technological, and evidence based holistic medicine quickly and efficiency into the everyday care you receive.

Our fee policy needs to reflect all the costs associated in providing a high quality and relevant service in an efficient and sustainable manner. We ask all of our patients to ask themselves whether the service provided by the doctor, nurses and reception staff meet these criteria and we encourage to you to provide feedback  so we can continuously improve.

In recent years a combination of government policy and advances in medical technology have created a mismatch between Medicare rebates  and the real cost of provision  of high  quality consultations and health care .We offer services in several areas of primary care. At Good Health our emphasis is on providing superior service. including accurate diagnostic skills and effective holistic management.

Private Fees as of 2nd January 2018

Appointment Type

Fee

Medicare rebate

Your contribution

Standard (up to 20 mins)

$78.00

$37.05

$40.95

Long appointment (Over 20 mins)

$130.00

$71.70

$58.30

Booked Double appointment (30 mins)

$146.00

$71.70

$74.30

Extra long appointment (up to 40 mins or multiple issues)

$177.00

$71.70

$105.30

Prolonged appointment ( Over 40 mins)

$218.00

$105.55

$112.45

Pensioner

Appointment Type

Fee

Medicare rebate

Your contribution

Standard (up to 20 mins)

$60.00

$37.05

$22.95

Long appointment (Over 20 mins)

$99.00

$71.70

$27.30

Booked Double appointment (30 mins)

$109.00

$71.70

$37.30

Extra long appointment (up to 40 mins or multiple issues)

$130.00

$71.70

$58.30

Prolonged appointment (over 40 mins)

 $166.00

$105.55

 $60.45

Health Care Card Holders

Appointment type

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Your contribution

Standard (up to 20 mins)

$70.00

$37.05

$32.95

Long appointment (Over 20 mins)

$120.00

$71.70

$48.30

Booked Double appointment (40 mins)

$130.00

$71.70

$58.30

Extra long appointment (up to 40 mins or multiple issues)

$150.00

$71.70

$78.30

Prolonged appointment ( over 40 mins)

 $187.00

$105.55

 $81.45

Children’s fees – children up to 16 years of age

Appointment type Fee Medicare rebate Your Contribution
Standard (up to 20 min)

Private Fee

$66.00 $37.05 $28.95
Standard (up to 20 min)

Health Care Card holder

$60.00 $37.05 $22.95
Standard (up to 20 min)

Pensioner

$56.00 $37.05 $18.95

If you have more than one child being seen at the same time you may be offered a discount at your doctors discretion

 

 Dr Alicia Reyes- Non VR   (RACGP fellowship in progress)

Appointment type Fee Medicare Rebate Your contribution
Standard $66.00 $21.00 $45.00
Long appointment

 

Double Booked appointment

$91.00

 

101.00

$38.00

 

$38.00

$53.00

 

$63.00

Prolonged appointment (up to 40 mins or multiple issues) $125.00 $61.00 $64.00

Some appointments such as such as short follow up appointments may attract a fee discount. This will be offered at your doctors’ discretion.

Please note: A $5.00 surcharge applies for Saturday morning appointments, appointments after 5.30pm and for skin checks.

*Where a consultation involves management of a mental health condition eg: anxiety, depression etc. a different fee may be applicable which offers a higher rebate and lower out of pocket costs:

Appointment type Fee Medicare Rebate Your contribution
Mental Health consult 2713 $125.00 $71.70 $53.30

Mental Health Treatment plans and reviews

Appointment type Fee Medicare Rebate Your contribution
Mental Health treatment plan

(Item 2700) Over 20 mins

$130.00 $71.70 $58.30
Mental Health treatment plan

(Item 2715) Over 20 mins

Mental Health treatment plan- extended

(Item 2715) Over 30 mins

$145.60

 

 

$176.80

 

 

$91.05

 

 

$91.05

 

 

$54.55

 

 

$85.75

 

 

Mental Health treatment plan

(Item 2701) Over 40 mins

$187.20 $105.55 $81.65
Mental Health treatment plan

(Item 2717) Over 40 mins

$218.40 $134.10 $84.30

 

Mental Health plan review $124.80 $71.70 $53.10

 

Dr I Stewart –Advanced Psycho-dynamic Medicine

Dr Stewart offers Body Mind consultations involving advanced neuro-linguistic techniques (NLP) for rapid cognitive change. These consultations cannot be booked until a preliminary assessment has been undertaken

Session type Fee Rebate Your contribution
Initial NLP assessment session $176.80 $105.55 $71.25
Neuro-liguistic programming $395.20 per hour NIL $395.20 per hour

The number of sessions required varies from person to person. This will be discussed at your initial assessment session.

 

Minor surgical procedures

Fees for procedures vary according to the type and size of lesion. These fees are directly billed to Medicare. You will incur an out of pocket facility fee of $60.00 for your procedure.

 

Commercial Medical Assessments

Good Health Greenhills offers a range of commercial medicals including Railcorp Medicals.

Medical type Fee Rebate Your or employer contribution
Basic Medical $250.00 Nil $250.00
Insurance Medical $150.00 Nil $150.00
Cage-fighting Medical $210.00 Nil $210.00
Category 1 Railcorp Medical $360.00 Nil $360.00
Category 3 Railcorp Medical $220.00 Nil $220.00
Coal Mine- Order 41 Medical $330.00 Nil $330.00
Commercial Medical (pre employment) $250.00 Nil $250.00`
Jobfit Medical $130.00 Nil $130.00
Dangerous Goods Drivers

Licence

$250.00 Nil $250.00
Public Passenger Vehicle Driver

Medical

$150.00 Nil $150.00

Some procedures that are not routinely required for every medical may need to be attended and will be billed in addition to the medical:

On Site Drug screen $55.00 Nil $55.00
Chain of custody Drug Screen $150.00 Nil $150.00
Drug screen and alcohol breath analysis $70.00 Nil $70.00

Please noteCurrent Photo ID must be presented prior to the medical being performed.

 

Maximising your government rebates

If you are on a low budget and find the cost of your healthcare a burden please see the advice below to minimise your healthcare costs: Patients with a chronic disease (Chronic disease is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for 6 months or longer) can be managed with a GP Management Plan (GPMP). These care plans usually comprise of one major care plan appointment per year and up to 3 care plan review appointments per year. Examples of conditions that are often managed this way are diabetes, heart disease, significant arthritis, Parkinsons disease and asthma amongst others. As well as planning your care these appointments can suffice for renewals for routine prescriptions related to your chronic disease.

Part of your care planning can include referral to allied health professionals such as dieticians, physiotherapists and podiatrists and entitles you to Medicare rebates on referral from your GP to a total 5 allied health visits per year (10 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders).

Patients who have a care plan and are diagnosed with a new chronic disease or who are discharged from hospital after a serious illness within the 12 month period may be entitled to have a new care plan at the discretion of the doctor.

Those patients on Chronic Disease Care plans are also entitled to have simple procedures like B12 injections or BP checks attended and bulk billed up to 5 times per year.

Example of Care planning costs per year:

Visit type Fee Medicare Rebate Your contribution
GP Management Plan $144.25 $144.25 NIL
Team care Arrangement (TCA) $114.30 $114.30 NIL
Care plan review (first) $72.05 $72.05 NIL

 

TCA review (first) $72.05 $72.05 NIL
Care plan review (second) $72.05 $72.05 NIL
TCA review (second) $72.05 $72.05 NIL
Care plan review (third) $72.05 $72.05 NIL
TCA review (third) $72.05 $72.05 NIL
Simple procedure (BP check etc) $12.00 $12.00 NIL

Patients with mental health disease can be managed with a Mental Health plan. Some mental health plans are bulk billed but possible costs are outlined below:

Visit type Fee Medicare Rebate Your contribution
Mental health plan $145.60 $91.05 $54.55
Mental health plan review (first) $124.80 $71.70 $53.10
Mental health plan review

(second)

$124.80 $71.70 $53.10
Mental health plan review (third) $124.80 $71.70 $53.10

Your mental health plan may entitle you to up to 10 visits per calendar year to health care professionals such as psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists.

IF YOU USE THIS PRACTICE IN A WAY WHICH MAXIMIZES YOUR  GOVERNMENT  REBATES THEN YOUR OVERALL  COST  FOR HEALTH CARE  AT THIS PRACTICE CAN BE MINIMIZED  speak to our staff for more information.

Other fees

 

Women’s Health Procedures

 

Procedure

 

Fee

 

Rebate

 

Your contribution

Insertion of an Implanon $100.00 $43.50 $56.50
Removal of Implanon $100.00 $51.65 $48.35
Insertion of Mirena under sterile conditions $265.00 $45.55+37.95 $181.50
Insertion of Mirena under sterile conditions +longer consult or removal at same time $298.75 $45.55+$71.70 $181.50

 

Home visits

Home visits will incur a $60.00 out of pocket fee for all visits.

 

Nurses fees

Our registered and enrolled nurses are able to carry out a number of independent services such as pap smears with certain procedures carried out under the supervision of a doctor such as ear syringing, vaccinations and wound management.

The following fees apply for nursing services:

 

Service type

 

Fee

 

Rebate

 

Your contribution

 

 

     

 

 

Dressings- small

 

$10.00

 

NIL

 

$10.00

 

Dressings- large

 

$15.00

 

NIL

 

$15.00

 

Ear syringing

 

$30.00

 

NIL

 

$30.00

 

Spirometry

 

$40.00

 

$17.50

 

$22.50

 

Therapeutic Venesection

 

$100.00

 

$62.05

 

$37.95

 

Removal of sutures

 

$10.00

 

NIL

 

$10.00