Practice Fees and Payments
Medeco Medical Centre is a mixed-billing practice.
Medeco is a Mixed billing clinic, meaning all consultations (see exclusions below) are time-based and attract a fee. Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, credit card or EFTPOS. Accounts are unfortunately not able to be given. The doctors charge fees that reflect the time taken and degree of complexity in each consultation.
All procedural fees, will be advised at time of consultation by your treating GP or reception.
If you have registered your bank account details with Medicare, we can initiate the Medicare rebate into your nominated bank account. To initiate the MEdicare rebate patients must bring with them a DEBIT card as Medicare rebates cannot be processed using mobile.
For all payments using Visa/Mastercard a surcharge of 1.0% will apply, EFTPOS payments a surcharge 0.5% will apply and if paying via telephone (manual transaction) a surcharge of 1.15% will apply.
If paying by Visa/Mastercard you will need to attend Medicare for your Medicare rebate.
Accepted methods of payment are cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard or VISA.
This medical practice does not accept personal cheques.
Please check with reception or speak with your doctor if you are unsure about any fees.
Patients who will continue to be bulk-billed are:
- Aged and Disability Pension card holders, and Defence Veterans
- Health care card holders
Patients seeking bulk-billing or concession entitlements will need to present their Medicare card and valid concession cards at their appointment.
All new patients are to provide a Medicare card and a secondary form of identification will be requested upon completion of your new patient form.
Should your doctor refer you to a Specialist or for investigations, a fee may apply.
Doctor Indicative Fees
The practice fees for private appointments may vary for each doctor. The fee schedule below are only an indicative fee. Please confirm with the receptionist what the individual doctor’s private fee will be at the time an appointment is made.
Indicative Private Fee Schedule:
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Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Follow-up appointments will continue to be billed at the discretion of the GP.
All accounts are to be settled before another appointment will be made.
*Please note that whilst we do accept cash as payment, exact payment is required as we do not keep any cash on the premises to be able to provide change.
How will I know the cost of my appointment before I come in?
Our reception staff will always try to give you the most accurate advice possible about the costs of your appointment ahead of time. However, please keep in mind that the reception staff will only be able to offer you advice based on the information you provide and that your type of consultation may vary in your appointment.
Key indicators that will change the cost of your appointment include the length (time) of your appointment, how many issues you discuss with the doctor, and whether there is a procedure involved in your appointment.
Services that are NOT bulk billed
- Patients without a valid Medicare Card
- Insurance and other medico legal reports
- Duplication/transfer of medical documents
- Other special requests (which would have to be evaluated on a case to case basis).
Fees for Missed appointments
To ensure we provide the best possible service, the surgery has a "failure to attend" policy.
It is the policy of the practice that if you do not attend your appointment or cancel your appointment with 24hrs notice a fee of $55.00 with be incurred and another appointment will not be made until this account is paid.