Fees & Charges
Vineyard Medical Centre is a private billing practice however we do offer bulk billed GP consultations to the following patients
65 years and over with a valid pension or concession card (seniors card not accepted)
Children 15 years & younger.
We do require full payment on the day and can be accepted via EFTPOS, cash or cheque. If you wish we can also submit same day accounts to Medicare for your rebate. Please note if paying by cheque your drivers licence will be required to assist with verification.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please note a minimum of 4 hours notice is required to avoid a cancellation fee. The cancellation fee is $42.95.
Patients referred to other service providers including Allied Health may have an out of pocket fee. For more information regarding costs please discuss this with reception or the service you have been referred to.
All patient consultations on a weekend will be charged at a private rate. Bulk billing will no longer be available on a weekend commencing 1st May 2022, for all patients.
Fees effective 1st September 2019
Private Out of pocket Concession Out of pocket
Standard Consultation (Item 23) $80.00 $40.90 $70.00 $30.90
Brief Consultation (Item 3) $52.00 $34.10 $47.00 $29.10
Consultations > 20 minutes (Item 36) $117.00 $41.25 $107.00 $31.25
Consultations > 40 minutes (Item 44) $152.00 $40.50 $142.00 $30.50
Afterhours consult (Item 5020) $92.00 $41.00 $82.00 $31.00
Afterhours consult (Item 5040) $129.00 $41.60 $119.00 $31.60
Afterhours consult (Item 5060) $164.00 $41.45 $154.00 $41.45
Please note as per Medicare Guidelines "Afterhours consults" are Weekdays before 8am and after 8pm or Saturday before 8am and after 1pm
We understand at times you may need to cancel an appointment for unforeseen circumstances. Please contact the clinic and advise of any cancellations and we will happily proceed and reschedule if needed. Please note a minimum of 4 hours is required or a cancellation/non attendance fee of $42.95 will be charged.
Telehealth Fee commencing Monday 30th November, 2020
Effective Monday 30th November there will now be a charge for a Telehealth phone consultation. This does not apply to patients who meet our bulk billing policy. 📱
If you are requesting or requiring a Telehealth consultation normal private fees will apply and you will be transferred to reception at the conclusion of your appointment to pay over the phone. For patients who meet Medicare eligibility, we will also process a Medicare claim for you and this will take approximately 48 hours for Medicare to provide your rebate into your chosen account.
Bulk billing remains in place for patients 15 years old or under and for patients 65 years old or over with a current pension or health care card.
Patients with any cold/flu like symptoms cannot attend the clinic and a Telehealth appointment remains the only option for a consultations. Symptoms include but are not limited to a runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat, muscle or body aches and headache and fatigue.