(Affective from 11th Feb 2013)
-This is a Private Billing Surgery.
Initial Standard Consult
$70.00 apply to all New Patient's 1st visit Monday to Saturday.
Bulk-billed Monday to Friday.(Applied to existing patients only)
All Children under 16
Bulk-billed Monday to Friday. (Applied to existing patients only)
$10 Discount Monday to Friday. (Applied to existing patients only)
Bulk-billed 7 days a week.
Our Standard fees apply to all other patients from Monday to Saturday.
Card holders and Pension Card holders are required to
present their current cards to qualify for a discount. We can
not accept expired Healthcare Cards or Pension
ALL WORKER’S COMPENSATION and MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE
RELATED SERVICES REQUIRE UPFRONT PAYMENT from ALL PATIENTS.
fee = $20 (if NOT cancel within 12 hours)
you have financial problems and difficulties paying please ask
to see our practice manager.
do I have to pay a GAP?
meet rising costs of running a modern doctor surgery, the Australian
Medical Association (AMA) has calculated a fair and reasonable
costing model as above. Your Medicare (i.e. Free Government Health
Insurance for all Australians) does not pay YOU the full amount
as recommended by the AMA, hence there is a “GAP” or a difference
between what is being paid to you by Medicare and the TRUE cost
of providing you with expert & quality medical services. It
is your responsibility to pay this “GAP” when there is one.
most GP practices, Bedford Family Practice has adopted to subsidize
your true cost by charging you less than the recommended AMA fee.
your convenience, we accept Cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa. Administrative charges will be levied
on overdue accounts.
– Pay the FULL amount on the day and claim back your
Medicare rebate (this is the cheaper option).
– Pay the GAP only - We only offer this option for your
convenience however it requires you to promptly mail us the cheque
once you’ve received it from Medicare. You will pay more out of
pocket money & there is NO discount for this option to cover
additional administrative cost.
NOT Covered by Medicare
Private fee will apply to:
- Employment and Diving Medicals
Fitness to Drive Medicals (except for Aged or Medical condition)
- All Insurance Reports
- Cosmetic Procedures
- Telephone Consultations
- Letters of advice by GPs
- Issue of Death Certificate (except when doctor present to certify
- Cremation Certificate
- Group Attendances – group counselling, health education, weight
reduction or fitness classes
- Health Screening Services: testing fitness to undergo physical
training programs; vocational activities or weight reduction programs,
examination and tests to obtain a flying, commercial diving, or
other license, entrance to schools and other educational facilities,
for travel requirements and for the purposes of legal proceedings.
- Routine check-up with an extensive battery of diagnostic investigations
are NOT Medicare relatable.
refer to MEDICARE AUSTRALIA if you have queries about these laws