To our valued patients
Changes to billing – Pension card holders
The federal government Medicare rebate for services provided by General Practitioners has not increased in step with the ever-increasing costs of running a General Practice and providing high quality services to you. The costs of running a General Practice has more than doubled in recent times.
As a result, we wish to inform you that from the 22/08/22, Pension card holders will be no longer be bulk billed and a nominal fee will be applied. In exceptional circumstances, your treating GP may waive this fee.
Doctors at Calamvale Medical Centre will continue to Bulk Bill:
- School aged children (Monday to Friday 8am to 445pm)
- DVA card holders
The Doctors practising at Calamvale Medical Centre recognise this may place a financial burden on you, and a concessional fee may be applied.
Example: Standard consultation fee
|Pensioner $62.00 (out of pocket = $22.25)||Private Patient $80.00 (out of pocket = $40.25)|
Pension card holders may be bulk-billed for:
- Dressing changes
- Care Plans
- Health Assessments
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