Changes to Weekend Consultations

07/11/2018 by Admin Team

From 1 December 2018, weekend consultations will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

We will no longer be operating on a walk-in basis on the weekend and we will be moving to appointments only.

As part of this change to an appointment-based system, we will also be changing to mixed billing for weekend appointments.  (Bulk Billing will continue to be offered for appointments Monday to Friday).

This means that on Saturday and Sunday we will bulk bill for all children 15 years and under, concession card holders, DVA card holders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.  Patients who do not fall into one of these categories will be charged a private fee as follows:

Saturday morning Standard Consultation $75 Fee $37.60 Medicare Rebate
Saturday morning Long Consultation $115 Fee $72.80 Medicare Rebate
Saturday from 1pm Standard Consultation $100 Fee $49 Medicare Rebate
Saturday from 1pm Long Consultation $135 Fee $83.95 Medicare Rebate
Sunday all day Standard Consultation $100 Fee $49 Medicare Rebate
Sunday all day Long Consultation $135 Fee $83.95 Medicare Rebate

Your Medicare rebate will be processed by the practice.  You will need to pay the total fee upfront and then the rebate from Medicare will be refunded to you as per standard Medicare processing times into your bank account.

These changes will mean you have the benefit of booking an appointment with the doctor of your choice on the weekend at a time convenient to you, and you can book online too.

A $20 ‘Did Not Attend’ fee will also apply to weekend booked appointments, as it does during the week, if you fail to cancel or turn up for your appointment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask reception staff.

Privacy and Personal Information

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. We use this information you provide to manage your personal health care. We generally disclose selected information to various other health services involved in supporting your health care management (e.g. pathology).

If you have any questions about how we handle your personal health information or need to arrange access to your records, please contact the practice.

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