Fees and Polices
Patients are required to pay for the fee of their consultation in full at the end of the appointment. Our fees are above the Medicare rebate amount and you will incur an out-of-pocket expense. For your convenience, at the completion of your consultation, we can process your Medicare claim immediately into your savings or cheque account (via EFTPOS) or send it to Medicare to have the refund reimbursed into your nominated bank account.
Our most common fees are:
• Standard Consultation Fee – $85 (Medicare rebate $39.75)
(Discounted Fee – $65)
• Long Consultation Fee – $140 (Medicare rebate $76.95)
(Discounted Fee – $120)
Children with an eligible Medicare card, and are 15 years and under, will be bulk billed.
DVA Gold Card holders with an eligible DVA Gold card, will be bulk billed.
Pension Card holders with an eligible pension card are eligible for a concession to the Discounted fee.
Health Care Card Holders, with a current government issued Health Care Card are eligible for a concession to the Discounted Fee. Please present your valid card to reception.
Full-time students, both domestic and international, are eligible for a concession to the Discounted Fee. Please present your full-time student ID card to reception.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, with a current NCACCH Health Access Card, will be Bulk Billed.
We also offer Mental Health Care Plans – $144.60 (the Medicare rebate is $96.25).
* Please note additional fees apply to for procedures. Please ask our reception staff for more information if you require a procedure for your next appointment.
*Fees may change at the discretion of the doctor.
If you are new to the practice you may need a long appointment at your first consultation to enable you to bring the GP up to date with your medical history. If the consultation is for something simple i.e. ear ache, script repeat etc. you will probably only require a standard appointment. Please arrive early to the practice on the day of your first appointment so that you have time to complete a new patient form and a records request form. For your convenience you can now download them by clicking on the links below, print, complete and bring them to your first appointment.
We run an appointment system, but keep a few times open to fit in urgent problems.
You can make an appointment with your doctor by booking online here or by telephoning the surgery on (07) 5306 1201. Urgent medical problems will be dealt with promptly.
Appointments are normally made at 15 minute intervals, so you can usually expect to spend 10-15 minutes with your doctor. Longer appointments in excess of 15 minutes are available and are usually arranged for complete physicals or other examinations for specific purposes (eg: Management and Care Plans, Post natal checks for mother and baby, insurance or employment medicals, procedures and some immunisations, Centrelink forms and any other paperwork) Please check your need for a longer consultation with our receptionist prior to making your appointment.
Unless it is urgent, it is advisable to book your appointment well in advance to enable you to book the doctor and time of your choice. Whilst we endeavour to answer all your telephone calls promptly, at certain times our lines may be busy or our receptionist taking another call. When this occurs you will be advised by a recorded message and you will be attended to as soon as possible.
Birtinya Medical Centre
Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre
8 The Avenue, Birtinya QLD 4575
Located inside LiveLife Pharmacy
Phone 07 5306 1201
Fax 07 5355 1006