Yes, We Bulk Bill!
We offer bulk billing for a range of medical services at both our Richmond and Abbotsford clinics. Our bulk billing gp services are available to children, pensioners and Health Care Card holders.
When is bulk billing available?
Bulk billing is available from Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm ONLY, and applies to:
- Children 15 and under
- Health Care Card holders
- Pension Card holder
- DVA Card holders
Please note that bulk billing is only available with presentation of a valid card as mentioned above. We cannot bulk bill you if your card has expired.
What is bulk billing?
Bulk billing is a term used in the Australian healthcare industry that refers to all medical services provided at no cost to the patient. Instead of paying the full fee of your appointment and then seeking partial repayment through Medicare, we bill Medicare directly, leaving you with no out-of-pocket expenses.
You may have to sign a document at reception after your appointment or press a button on an EFTPOS machine, but that’s it. You won’t have to hand over any money.
There is NO BULK BILLING for:
- weekend consultations
- medical procedures
- skin clinic appointments
- travel vaccination consultations
- before 10am or after 4pm weekdays
Missed Appointment Fees
Please be mindful that all patients who miss their appointment are charged a missed appointment fee of $45 (GST. Inclusive) which is not claimable through Medicare. This must be paid in full before your next visit.