Our Fees

Burpengary East Medical Centre is a mixed billing practice.

We BULK BILL patients with valid Medicare card for the following services.

  1. GP services for all patients over 65yrs with pension card.
  2. Certain services such as care plans and Australian government funded programs such as immunizations, certain health checks for all patients.

Only certain procedures would incur some out of pocket costs to cover our expenses.  Cosmetic services are privately billed. 

We appreciate full payment of fees on the day of consultation. Fees are payable by cash, credit card or EFTPOS. The practice can put your Medicare rebate into your bank account on the same day through HICAPS machine.

Our cost structure:

Standard (Level B) Appointment

(5 – 20 minutes)

This is a typical consult covering 1 problem in detail or 2 simple problems.

Level B Consult: $79.10
Medicare Rebate: $39.10

Total Out-of-pocket Cost: $40.00

Weekend appointments: (Sunday / Saturday / Public Holidays)
Please check Weekend Fee


Long (Level C) Appointment

(20 – 40 minutes)

A complex consultation, covering several problem/s in detail. 

Level C Consult: $115.15
Medicare Rebate: $75.75
Total Out-of-pocket Cost: $40.00

Weekend appointments: (Sunday / Saturday / Public Holidays)
Please check Weekend Fee


Prolonged (Level D) Appointment

(more than 40 minutes)

A very complex consultation, taking more than 40 minutes duration.

Level D Consult: $151.50
Medicare Rebate: $111.50
Total Out-of-pocket Cost: $40.00

Weekend appointments: (Sunday / Saturday / Public Holidays)
Please check Weekend Fee


Weekend Appointments (Sat / Sun / Public Holidays)

All Standard appointments (5-20min): $91.00
Medicare Rebate: $51.00
Total Out-of-pocket Cost: $40.00
A Long Appointment(20-40min): $127.40
Medicare Rebate: $87.40

Total Out-of-pocket Cost: $40.00

A long or prolonged appointment on weekend or public holidays can only be arranged at doctors request – Please speak to your doctor if you need longer appointment.


Telehealth

We understand that some people live out of town. For your convenience, some things – such as results or follow-up appointments – can be done over the internet.

Cost: *$50.00


Procedure Fees

Your doctor will advise you of the cost prior to the procedure.

Cost: $100.00 – $200.00

Bulk billing means that the practice is paid directly by Medicare, on behalf of the patient. This means that the amount paid for each medical service is the amount set by the Australian Government. Note that some consultations such as occupational and Workcover consultations are not covered at all by Medicare and will need to be paid for privately at the time of consultation.

We are a mixed billing practice. Some doctors within our practice may offer bulk billing service for full skin checks for new or existing patients. Please call the receptionist to clarify any charges when you make the booking. You will always be advised on the cost of the visit before you make the appointment.

We do not charge for biopsy if you need to check for cancers including melanoma. We do not want to create financial barrier to have a health check that may save lives.

Some services are bulk billed, including childhood immunisations, chronic disease care plans and Government funded health assessments.

Unfortunately, the amount set by the Government for a consultation is insufficient to cover the costs of providing a high-quality medical service

We are a small local business and like any other small business, we need to cover some of our costs. We choose to use the best resources to service our patients to ensure patients have the best possible outcomes.

Because of the low value the Australian Government places on primary care and General Practitioners as discussed above, bulk billing clinics will often need to see more patients in an hour, often need patients to come back to get test results and may not be able to spend as much time addressing your medical needs.

At Burpengary East Medical Centre we value your time as much as ours. We aim to keep waiting times to a minimum, we offer same day appointments for urgent matters, we have an excellent recall and test result notification system so our patients do not need to return for follow up appointments unless medically necessary.