Whilst this Practice is predominately a Medicare Bulk Billing Practice” for General Practitioner Services, some General Practitioners may charge a fee associated with your consultation which would be discussed prior to your appointment. There are also associated out-of-pocket expenses for vaccines, treatments including Iron Infusions, surgical procedures and dressings. Allied Health Professional consultations such as Psychology and Physiotherapy etc, does attract an out-of pocket fee also. Often these out-of-pocket fees can be reduced by claiming back the Medicare rebate via online claiming. For more information relating to these fees please speak to our friendly reception staff at the time of your booking. In the event that you do not have a valid Medicare card please speak to the reception staff regarding our Private fees.
It is highly recommended to book an appointment to see your doctor of preference. Due to the COVID pandemic, our Practice does not accommodate walk ins and we would appreciate a call prior to ensure you are seen as soon as possible.
A normal consultation is 15 minutes. If you feel that is not enough time for you, please ask for a double consultation when booking your appointments.
Due to the high demand for appointments, it is rarely possible to speak to your doctor via telephone. The best way to make contact with your doctor is to make an appointment for a consultation, Face to Face or as a TELEHEALTH Consultation. As to the guidelines Teleheath Consultations have been approved by the Federal Government and are for existing patients of a Practice who have been seen at least once in 12 months. For Patients with NO MEDICARE – Private fees will apply – please see the guidelines under our “Billing” information. TELEHEALTH consultations do have a Medicare rebate and will be processed online by our reception staff.
It is important that you make an appointment to discuss your results with your doctor. If your results are urgent, your doctor will call you directly. Results are not given out over the phone unless via a TELEHEALTH appointment . If you have any questions relating to your results, you will need to speak to our nursing team.
All referrals and prescriptions (new and repeat) require a consultation with a doctor.
This practice is committed to maintain the confidentiality of your personal health information at all times. Your medical record is a confidential document. We are unable to give information about family members or other patients.
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In the event that you do not have medicare, the following fees are charged for both F2F and Telehealth consultations at the discretion of your consulting GP.
Level B consultation (Standard): $80
Level C consultation (Long appointment): $100
Level D consultation (Extended appointment): $150
On Saturdays 1pm-5.00pm and during other after hours consultations the following fees apply for non-medicare patients for both F2F and Telehealth consultations at the discretion of your GP.
Level B consultation (Standard): $100
Level C consultation Long appointment): $140
Level D consultation (Extended appointment): $160
All consulting GPs, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Specialists operate their own medical business through the Madison Medical Practice Hornsby in a commercial agreement.