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Indicative Consultation Fees

Meeting the needs of the Bendigo community.

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Important information about the cost of your healthcare

After much consideration, Bendigo Primary Care Centre has made the difficult decision to adopt a private billing model to continue to provide the high-quality care that our patients deserve.

The change will be effective from Monday 5 December 2022.

Payment on the day of consultation will be required for all fees.

 

Medicare Rebates

It is important that you present to reception following all consultations to ensure any Medicare rebates can be processed for you as promptly as possible.

Indicative Costs at Bendigo Primary Care Centre

Bendigo Primary Care Centre has made available an indicative fee schedule to help you better understand the costs that might be associated with your healthcare.

 

There are a wide variety of independent businesses and providers with an extensive range of experience and skills at Bendigo Primary Care Centre. Therefore costs may differ from those indicated. Your Doctor will discuss this with you.

 

All fees and charges are at the discretion of our service providers.

 

Bendigo Primary Care Centre’s Care Providers are committed to working with you to ensure that cost is not a barrier that would prevent you from receiving the care you need. Please discuss your needs and potential costs at the start of each consultation.

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Cancellation Costs

Bendigo Primary Care Centre is one of our region’s busiest clinics, servicing more than 18,000 regular patients. Because of this our service providers are regularly fully booked and also have waiting lists.

 

We require at least 24 hours' notice to manage cancellations and ensure others waiting can be offered the appointment. If 24 hours’ notice is not provided, or an appointment is unattended, a minimum $40 cancellation fee will be charged.

 

Bendigo Primary Care Centre is unable to book appointments for patients with outstanding accounts.

 

Different fees may also apply to Workcover, TAC, or insurance-related consultations.

Service Continuity

Doctors at Bendigo Primary Care Centre are not currently accepting new patients. You may be offered an appointment with another Doctor, only if your regular GP is away. This does not indicate a transfer of care and your regular Doctor will remain so. If you wish to transfer your care to a Doctor other than your regular GP, your case will need to be accepted by the receiving GP. Please see reception for the appropriate form.

 

Other important information for you

Please note the Medicare Safety Net may apply in helping to offset your overall healthcare costs. For more information, please visit www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/medicare-safety-nets.

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Indicative Fees for General Consultations

General - In Clinic Consultations
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
3
Brief Consultation (<5 mins)
Discuss
$38.85
$18.85
23
Short Consultation (6-19 mins)
with
$71.20
$41.20
36
Long Consultation (20-39 mins)
your
$119.70
$79.70
44
Prolonged Consultation (>40 mins)
Doctor
$167.40
$117.40
General - Telehealth (Video) Consultations - Best Remote Care Option
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
91790
Brief Telehealth (Video) Consultation
Discuss
$38.85
$18.85
91800
Short Telehealth (Video) Consultation
with
$71.20
$41.20
91801
Long Telehealth (Video) Consultation
your
$119.70
$79.70
91802
Prolonged Telehealth (Video) Consultation
Doctor
$167.40
$117.40
General - Telephone Consultations
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee Copy
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
91890
Brief Telephone Consultation (<6 mins)
Discuss
$38.85
$18.85
91891
Short Telephone Consultation (>6 mins)
with
$71.20
$41.20
91891
Long Telephone Consultation (>20 mins)
your Doctor
$71.20
$41.20

Cancellation Fee

 

Bendigo Primary Care Centre requires 24 hours' notice for appointment cancellations.  Failure to attend - without 24 hours notice - will incur a $40 fee.

 

All outstanding fees must be paid before another appointment can be booked.

Failure to Attend Charge = $40.00

Indicative Fees for Health Consultations

Mental Health - In Clinic Consultations
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
2712
Review of Mental Health Care Plan
Discuss
$ 108.55
$ 78.55
2713
Mental Health Consultation
with
$108.55
$78.55
2715
Long Mental Health Care Plan
your
$39.70
$99.70
2717
Prolonged Mental Health Care Plan
Doctor
$196.90
$ 146.90
Mental Health - Telehealth (Video) Consultations - Best Remote Care Option
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
92114
Telehealth (Video) Review of Mental Health Care Plan
Discuss
$ 108.55
$ 78.55
92115
Telehealth (Video) Mental Health Consultation
with
$108.55
$78.55
92116
Long Telehealth (Video) Mental Health Consultation
your
$39.70
$99.70
92117
Prolonged Telehealth (Video) Mental Health Consultation
Doctor
$196.90
$ 146.90
Mental Health - Telephone Consultations
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee (Telephone)
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
92127
Telephone Mental Health Consultation
Discuss with
$108.55
$78.55
92126
Telephone Review of Mental Health Care Plan
your Doctor
$108.55
$78.55

Cancellation Fee

 

Bendigo Primary Care Centre requires 24 hours' notice for appointment cancellations.  Failure to attend - without 24 hours notice - will incur a $40 fee.

 

All outstanding fees must be paid before another appointment can be booked.

Failure to Attend Charge = $40.00

Indicative Fees for Care Plans, Procedures and Others Services

Care Plan and Management Plan - In Clinic Consultations
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
732
Team Care Review
Doctor
$78.90
$78.90
732
Review of Management Plan
$78.90
$78.90
707
Health Assessment
your
$294.95
$294.95
723
Team Care Arrangement
with
$125.20
$125.20
721
GP Management Plan
Discuss
$158.00
$158.00
Iron Infusion - In Clinic Consultations
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
Iron Infusion (plus GP Consultation fee based on consultation time)
$150.00
$150.00
Procedures - In Clinic Consultations
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
Varies
Skin Excisions, Biopsies, Therapeutic Sutures and all other in clinic procedures
Discuss with Doctor
Discuss with Doctor
Varies

Procedure costs can vary significantly depending on the nature of the procedure, the equipment and consumables that need to be used and the skills and staff required.

Your Doctor will discuss procedure costs with you prior to undertaking any procedure.

Cancellation Fee

 

Bendigo Primary Care Centre requires 24 hours' notice for appointment cancellations.  Failure to attend - without 24 hours notice - will incur a $40 fee.

 

All outstanding fees must be paid before another appointment can be booked.

Failure to Attend Charge = $40.00

Indicative Fees for Women's Health

Women's Health Consultations - In Clinic
MBS Item
Consultation Type
Private Fee
Private Fee (Concession)
MBS Rebate
36
Medical Termination of Pregnancy
$229.70
$79.70
16591
Antenatal 28 week assessment and planning
$162.80
$132.80
16500
Routine Antenatal Assessment
Doctor
$73.95
$43.95
73806
Pregnancy Test
your
$8.65
$8.65
30062
mplanon Removal
with
$16.55
$56.55
14206
Implanon Insertion
Discuss
$88.70
$33.15
35503
IUD Insertion
$144.65
$74.65

Cancellation Fee

 

Bendigo Primary Care Centre requires 24 hours' notice for appointment cancellations.  Failure to attend - without 24 hours notice - will incur a $40 fee.

 

All outstanding fees must be paid before another appointment can be booked.

Failure to Attend Charge = $40.00
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