Standard Consultation (10-15 mins)

One ailment (e.g. a new medical problem, referral to specialist for a new condition or review of a chronic medical problem.

Long Consultation (20-30 mins)

More than one ailment, first time visit, pap smear, skin cancer check, Centrelink form to be completed.

Extended Consultation (over 30 mins)

Insurance medicals, pre-employment medicals, complex conditions

Consultation for Newborns

Withcott Medical welcomes newborns. Bulk billing is available to the parent/s of babies who have obtained a medicare card with baby’s name on the card. Full payment for the consultation is required if the parent/s have not been issued or received a medicare card with baby’s name on it. A medicare rebate can be obtained for paid consults once the medicare card has been received by parents.

 


 

Fees

The practice is a mixed billing practice. Private fees apply for patients who are not eligible under the Medicare Bulk-billing incentive criteria:

  • Children under 16 years old age
  • Health Care Card
  • Pension Card
  • DVA Gold Card and White Card Holders (Condition specific)
  • Care Plans
  • Annual Health Assessment (for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Patients and Patients over 75 years of age)

Doctor will advise if any other cost may arise from your consultation. Fees are payable at the time of consultation. Eftpos is available to assist with payment. All fees are displayed on the surgery notice board and on the surgery community network screen.

Consultation options:

Short visit (Level A)

Standard visit (Level B)

Long Consultation (Level C)

Saturday appointments are all privately billed except children and pensioners over 65.

Workcover and private medicals: pre employment, employment, insurance (unless otherwise agreed upon in consultation with the Doctor) are payable by patient on the day of consultation.)

Insurance form fees are not the Doctor’s decision but the practice policy that is in place. These can be obtained by our Senior receptionist, Lorrie.

Tray Fee: An out of pocket cost will be incurred with all procedures requiring use of tray containing consumables which include instruments & sterilization e.g. Skin excisions, Implanon/Mirena insertion & toenail removal.