At Metceni Health we try and keep healthcare affordable. The Doctors can advise on what can and probably can't help you, thus decreasing unnecessary spending. For healthcare card holders and young children (under 11), we will accept the government rebate for your care (bulk bill!) In order to keep our consultations longer and provide better care we currently need to charge fees on most occasions to other patients. From January 2020 the government will be reducing the rebate they provide for "bulk billed" patients.
Payment for consultations is expected on the day.
If appointments are missed or reasonable notice not given, there may be a fee of $30, for a standard booking. There is no rebate available for this. Longer appointments may have a higher missed appointment fee. Fees listed are average practice fees. Individual doctors may charge differently.
Private Fees: Pay on day discount applied with second figure your rebate from the govt.
- Level A ( very brief consults of a few minutes)- $35 - $17.90
- Level B ( a standard appointment up to 20 mins)- $75 - $39.10
- Level C ( 20-40 mins)-$120 - $75.75
- Level D ( really long! )- $180 - $111.50
The above fees may be discounted $15 to $40 for some appointments at your doctor's discretion for patients with financial difficulties not on healthcare cards. Some procedures that are not eligible for a medicare rebate may attract an additional fee.
Saturday appointments will generally be charged at the same rate as during the week. Doctors may bulk bill or charge at their own discretion.
In order to maintain a high standard of service to our patients we may advise an inability to be given further appointments if overdue accounts are not dealt with. If we felt this was necessary, we would of course discuss this with you and attempt to come to an arrangement to prevent such action.