Cost for a Vist
COVID-19 and Telehealth Appointments
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, for over 24 months we have been offering Telehealth.
If you would like to know more about what Telehealth is, please click here
The costs for a Telehealth visit are the same as the face to face consults.
Patients are eligible for a Medicare rebate for Telehealth if they have been to the practice for a face-to-face consult in the last 12 months.
Blacksmiths Family Medical Practice is a private-billing practice who bulkbills some existing patients and some assessments such as care plans.
We offer reduced rates for children, pensioners and health care card holders.
In order to provide the absolute best care possible, it is important that our practice remains a modern well-equiped facility. We pride ourselves on the standard of care we deliver and the costs associated with mixed billing allows us to provide this level of care long-term for both you and your family.
Costs associated with an appointment go towards improving our facility for both you and other patients. We can continue to train and improve as medical professionals and thus offer better care for our valued patients.
Our practice allows patients to receive a rebate from Medicare to assist patients financially. This rebate is a refund paid directly into the patients nominated bank account after the full payment for the consultation has been made. This rebate will mean that patients will only be out-of-pocket $40-$55 for most standard appointments and $70-$85 for longer consultations.
A standard consult is $92 with a rebate of $41.20 Out of pocket cost is $50.80.
The reduced standard consult rate is $82 with a rebate of $41.20. Out of pocket cost is $40.80.
Telehealth consults are the same pricing as face-to-face consults.
Patients are eligible for a Medicare rebate for telehealth if they have been to the practice for a face-to-face consult in the last 12 months. This is a Medicare rule we must follow.
We accept EFTPOS or cash for payment.
We do not offer accounts; all payments must be made on the day of the consult.
Workers compensation and insurance rates are higher and must be paid on the day of the consult. We do not offer accounts or send the account to the insurer.
If you have any questions regarding any costs associated with your visit, please contact reception.
If you would like more information about costs associated with home visits, please click here.
Please note we need at least 2 hours notice if you want need to cancel or change your appointment. If you miss your appointment or cancel too close to the appointment time there will be a $55 missed appointment fee, to be payable prior to your next visit.