Fees List

Here is a list of or regular fees.  Although this 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.

Consultation Fees as of 1st January 2018Full FeeHealth Care Card FeePension FeeMedicare Rebate
SHORT
Item 3
Fee42.0039.5034.0017.45
Gap24.5522.0516.55
STANDARD
Item 23
Fee81.0075.0065.0038.20
Gap42.8036.8026.80
LONG
Item 36
Fee148.00132.00119.0073.95
Gap74.0558.0545.05
PROLONGED
Item 44
Fee225.00186.00168.00108.85
Gap116.1577.1559.15

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.

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