We are a privately billing practice but do offer a number of discounts to certain groups of patients.
Children under 16 years old – We will Bulk Bill Medicare on your behalf for consultations for children 15 years and under on Monday to Friday. Our usual private fee policies apply on Saturdays and for children undergoing procedures.
Gap fees – Our usual private fee policies apply to all patients on weekends, to other patients and for procedures (including children). Although our fees list covers most consultations, depending on your requirements there may be additional out of pocket expenses (e.g. procedures or excisions).
New Patients – To ensure the doctor has enough time to review and understand your health needs, all new patients are given a LONG appointment.
Here is a list of our regular fees:
|Consultation Fees as of 9 December 2019||Full Fee and |
All patients on weekends
|Children aged 15 and under |
(Monday to Friday)
|Health Care Card Fee||Pension Fee||Medicare Rebate|
|Fee||42.00||Bulk Billed to Medicare||39.50||34.00||17.45|
|Gap||24.55||No out of pocket fees||22.05||16.55|
|Fee||81.00||Bulk Billed to Medicare||75.00||65.00||38.20|
|Gap||42.80||No out of pocket fees||36.80||26.80|
|Fee||148.00||Bulk Billed to Medicare||132.00||119.00||73.95|
|Gap||74.05||No out of pocket fees||58.05||45.05|
|Fee||225.00||Bulk Billed to Medicare||186.00||168.00||108.85|
|Gap||116.15||No out of pocket fees||77.15||59.15|
Contraceptive Implants: Both Dr. Karen Shepherd and Dr Paul Colbrook are able to insert and remove Implanon NXT implants. Please let the receptionsit know at the time of booking an appointment for these procedures.
Dressings: You may be charged for a dressing or consumables pack. This is to cover the cost for us to purchase the dressings/consumable packs
The practice requires patients to attend a surgery appointment for all prescriptions (including repeat scripts) so that we ensure we provide the quality of care you expect of us and meet our medico-legal obligations .
Referrals are a request by your doctor for a specialist opinion. If you wish to access a Medicare rebate when seeing a specialist, Medicare requires you to attend a appointment to have a referral written beforehand.
Referrals and prescriptions cannot be backdated.