Fees & Payments

From the 1st of July 2021 our patient fees will be increasing for the first time in several years.  This decision has not been taken lightly but is necessary to keep pace with rising costs of doing business

Emerald Medical Group is NOT a bulk billing practice. Payment is required at the time of consultation. For most patients we can process a Medicare rebate on your behalf almost immediately. 

FOR NEW PATIENTS

All new patients to the clinic are charged a private fee for their FIRST consultation.

BULK BILLING

(For children under 16, concession, pension and DVA cards)

Only available Mon - Fri, and Saturday Morning 

  • Patients with a valid concession, pension or DVA card are generally bulk billed. A valid concession card & Medicare card MUST be presented at EVERY appointment.

  • Children under the age of 16 are bulk billed when an eligible Medicare card is presented.

  • Fees may apply if you do not attend present your relevant card.

 

Please note: Full Body Skin check appointments are not bulk billed

 

PRIVATE FEES 

  • All other patients are required to pay a private fee. 

FOR APPOINTMENTS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SUNDAY OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

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  • No bulk billing

  • An additional out of hours fee applies to all appointments during these times.

ADDITIONAL FEES 

There may be additional fees for:

  • procedures

  • injections and immunisations

  • out of consult scripts or reprinting of scripts

  • out of consult referrals or reprinting of referrals.

  • Insurance paperwork

  • Other services that does not attract a medicare rebate

  • Full Body Skin check appointments

If you have concerns about  your ability to pay for an appointment please discuss this with reception BEFORE your appointment.

DID NOT ATTEND/MISSED APPOINTMENT

Please advise the practice as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

Any cancellation within 2 hours of your appointment, or non-attendance at an appointment will attract a fee (please note: there is no Medicare rebate for this). This fee must be paid before attending any further appointments.

 

SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS AND MEDICALS

Special services such as Coal Board Medicals and Fitness for Duty Assessments are billed at a fixed fee.

Visiting Allied Health Professional services and specialists may have individual billing policies. Please ask reception when booking an appointment for more information.