The Government has announced that from 13 March to 30 September 2020, GPs are able to provide bulk billed telephone consults to the following vulnerable patients:
(i) at least 70 years old; or
(ii) at least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
(iii) is pregnant; or
(iv) is a parent of a child under 12 months; or
(v) is already under treatment for chronic health conditions or is immune compromised.
You must also be an existing patient of the practice and attended face to face in the previous 12 months to be eligible.
For those that do not meet the criteria above for a Bulk Billed Phone Consultation, we are offering private phone consultations for those patients that do not want to come into the practice. The cost for a private phone consultation is $50. There is no Medicare rebate available. Payment must be made when booking the phone consultation BEFORE the appointment.
Please phone the practice to make a phone consultation booking.