Fees and Billing

The Diabetic GP Clinic is a private billing practice and fees are payable at the time of consultation. 

Below is a list of fees that will be charged for our most common services. 

Fees vary according to the nature and length of consultation or procedures performed.  For a more comprehensive list of fees or to check if you qualify for a Health Care Plan, please contact us for more information. Our reception staff are happy to discuss all fees and our billing policy.  


DOCTOR'S FEES


Doctor's fees are charged at the Practitioner's discretion.

Consultation Fee Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket Concession fee Concession Out of Pocket
Standard (up to 20 minutes) $78.00 $38.20 $39.80 $67.90 $29.70
Long (20 to 40 minutes) $120.00 $73.95 $46.05 $108.20 $34.25
Prolonged (greater than 40 minutes) $160.00 $108.85 $51.15 $146.80 $37.95


Concession means the holder of a Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or a child under the age of 16.

PLEASE NOTE
Out of pocket expenses may be incurred for consumables and have no rebate through Medicare.
Skin excisions attract an additional $150 out of pocket procedure fee.

BULK BILLING
Bulk billed appointments have no out of pocket expense. Bulk billing is at the individual Doctor's discretion.
The following patients will be bulk billed:

  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • DVA gold or white card holders
  • Care Plan appointments with your GP
  • GP Mental Health Care Plan appointments with your GP


ALLIED HEALTH FEES (Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist)


Consultation Fee Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket
(if Medicare Rebate applies)
Initial Consultation $100.00 $53.80 $46.20
Subsequent visits $80.00 $53.80 $26.20


A Medicare Rebate will not apply to all allied health consultations. Our reception staff are happy to check if you qualify.

PLEASE NOTE
Out of pocket expenses may be incurred for consumables and have no rebate through Medicare.
Patients should make an enquiry with their private health fund as to available private health insurance rebates.


ALLIED HEALTH FEES (Psychologist)

Consultation Fee Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket
(if Medicare Rebate applies)
Initial consultation (up to 60 minutes) $140.00 $86.15 $53.85


A Medicare rebate may not apply to all psychologist consultations. Our reception staff are happy to check if you qualify.

PLEASE NOTE
Patients should make an enquiry with their private health fund as to available private health insurance rebates.

OUR RECEPTION STAFF ARE HAPPY TO DISCUSS ALL FEES AND OUR BILLING POLICY


CANCELLATION AND FAILURE TO ATTEND POLICY

We understand that unplanned issues can arise, and you may need to cancel an appointment. If this occurs, we kindly ask that scheduled appointments be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. We will happily reschedule you for another time. That way, we can offer the appointment time to someone else, meaning everyone gets to see a doctor. When a patient does not show for their scheduled appointment, other patients lose the opportunity to be seen.

Unfortunately, patients who repeatedly do not attend their appointments will be required to pay a cancellation fee. This cancellation fee is to be paid before your next appointment and there is no rebate available from Medicare.

  • First failure to attend / late cancellation: you will be given a friendly reminder of our policy.
  • Second failure to attend / late cancellation: you will receive a letter and an account for a $40 cancellation fee.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this policy. It enables us to better serve the needs of all patients.

Download a copy of the Cancellation and Failure to Attend Policy here.