Fees Schedule

Fees Schedule

  • The last practice fee increase was on 1st July 2016.
  • All consultations are timed by the Doctors and fees are scaled according to the time devoted to a consultation.
  • A standard consultation is an appointment duration of 5 – 20minutes.
  • A long consultation is an appointment duration of 20 – 40 minutes.
  • We continue to discount our fees for all children and any patients we feel have a reduced income
This involves spending time with our patients and a commitment to thoroughness. The doctors in this practice see an average 3 to 4 patients per hour. We believe we provide a quality alternative to the “high turnover”, bulk billing clinics in this area. We discount our fees for pensioners, all children and the over 75s.
Childhood immunisations, veterans and antenatal shared care visits are bulk billed. For families with more than one sick child seen on the same day, subsequent children will be bulk billed.
By reducing our fees in these ways we believe our policy is fair, but please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties.

Medicare has recently increased your rebate on 1st July 2019

The Government has had it “frozen” since July 2014

Level A
Item 3
<5mins Full $41.00 $17.75 $23.25
Reduced $36.00 $17.75 $18.25
Level B
Item 23
Standard Consultation
5-9 mins Full $74.00 $38.75 $35.25
Reduced $64.00 $38.75 $25.25
10-14 mins Full $86.00 $38.75 $47.25
Reduced $74.00 $38.75 $35.25
15-19 mins Full $97.00 $38.75 $58.25
Reduced $86.00 $38.75 $47.25
Level C
Item 36
Long Consultation
20-29 mins Full $150.00 $75.05 $74.95
Reduced $132.00 $75.05 $56.95
30-39 mins Full $174.00 $75.05 $98.95
Reduced $150.00 $75.05 $74.95
Level D
Item 44
40mins+ Full $224.00 $110.50 $113.50
Reduced $195.00 $110.50 $84.50
Home Visits
Item 24
5-19 mins Full $206.00 $65.90 $140.10
Reduced $183.00 $65.90 $117.10

Medicare Rebate

Staff are more than happy to lodge your claim to Medicare for your rebate on your behalf. Please authorise them to do so at time of payment.
We continue to discount our fees for all children and any patients we feel have a reduced income as follows:

Reduced Fee

  • All fulltime students
  • Self-funded retirees > 75 years
  • Health Care Card holders
  • Pensioners

Bulk Billed

  • Childhood immunisations
  • DVA Gold Card holder
  • Shared Antenatal Care
  • Tele Health

These reduced fees are at the doctor’s discretion.

For Families with more than one sick child, seen on the same day, subsequent children will be Bulk- billed.

By reducing our fees in these ways we believe our policy is fair, but please let us know if you are experiencing any difficulties.

Medicare Rebates

Staff are more than happy to lodge your claim to Medicare for your rebate on your behalf. Please ask them to do so at time of payment.

New Fees Introduced for COVID-19

  • On 30th March 2020 to help protect members of the public, Medicare introduced new item numbers specifically for Telehealth. (consultations over the phone)
  • Instead of privately billing these item numbers, Burraneer Family Practice has decided to continue to Bulk Bill these to help you and your family through this difficult time.
  • Requests for repeat scripts and ongoing referrals will need a tele consult with your doctor.
  • Medicare’s restricts these item numbers for COVID tele consults to patients who have been seen by a doctor for a face to face appointment within the last 12 months.
  • Exception to the above rule is if the child is under 12 months, aboriginal or Torres Strait islander.
  • Alternatively, you are able to pay a private fee between $30 and $50 depending on the time taken. (not claimable from
    Medicare)
  • Please inform staff if you wish to request a repeat script or an ongoing referral
  • Phone consultations are for repeat scripts, ongoing referrals and for patients with COVID symptoms.
  • All other consultations are face to face.

Fees for Our Services That Are Not Covered by Medicare

Excisions and procedures: $50 (depending on complexity) Yellow fever vaccine: $115 in addition to a long consultation. Reports/Copies of records: $110.00 per 20 mins

Accounts are not issued. Payment by Cash and EFTPOS is available

Worker’s compensation or Work Injury Consultation Fees

Patients are responsible for all accounts until they provide a claim number from the insurance company. Contact details need to be provided for direct billing and payment from the insurance company.
Prior to these details being provided, the patient is to ensure payment is made on the day of consultation.