Fees List

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.

Telephone  consultation – we  offer telephone consultations in certain situations. You will be advised of the  fee at the time of booking.

Here is a list of our regular fees:

Consultation Fees as of 9 December 2019Full Fee and
All patients on weekends
Children aged 15 and under
(Monday to Friday)
Health Care Card FeePension FeeMedicare Rebate
SHORT
Item 3
Fee42.00Bulk Billed to Medicare39.5034.0017.45
Gap24.55No out of pocket fees22.0516.55
STANDARD
Item 23
Fee81.00Bulk Billed to Medicare75.0065.0038.20
Gap42.80No out of pocket fees36.8026.80
LONG
Item 36
Fee148.00Bulk Billed to Medicare132.00119.0073.95
Gap74.05No out of pocket fees58.0545.05
PROLONGED
Item 44
Fee225.00Bulk Billed to Medicare186.00168.00108.85
Gap116.15No out of pocket fees77.1559.15
MEDICARE REBATEABLE TELEHEALTH CONSULTS FOR COVID-19Bulk Billed to MedicareBulk Billed to MedicareBulk Billed to MedicareBulk Billed to MedicareBulk Billed to MedicareBulk Billed to Medicare
TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS PRIVATE for other mattersFee40-80 plus GST
depending on complexity
40-80 plus GST
depending on complexity
40-80 plus GST
depending on complexity
40-80 plus GST
depending on complexity
Nil

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.

Wound / ulcer management and other dressings:  In addition to a doctor’s consultation fee, we charge an additional out of pocket fee to cover the nursing time and costs for us to purchase  dressings / consumables.

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: 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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