Holdsworth House Medical Practice is accredited under the JAS-ANZ scheme
Fees & Medicare Rebates
Appointment fees are based on the length and complexity of patient consultations.
Fees and rebates are subject to change without notice. The fees are at the discretion of the treating doctor. For Medicare cardholders, the rebate covers the majority of the cost. For more details of our consultation rates, please contact our reception staff.
In order to run the most efficient medical centre for our patients, a small fee of $40 is charged for patients who cancel with less than two hours notice of the appointment time. Missed appointments without cancellation will be charged the consultation rate.
Upon payment, patients with a Medicare card can now claim the eligible rebate via the Medicare Online Claiming System, which the medical centre can process on the patient's behalf. Once patients provide their bank BSB and account number, the system will electronically send the claim request to Medicare, and the rebate will be deposited into the account within approximately 48 hours.
Most pathology tests are covered in their whole cost by Medicare. Patients without a Medicare card are required to pay for the service prior to the test being carried out.
Repeat prescriptions may be issued to patients either during a consultation or following a phone request. Patients requesting a repeat script by phone must allow at least 4 hours for the script to be ready. To cover the doctor's time in reviewing your clinical file, issuing the script and administration costs, there is a nominal charge of $25 for patient's collecting the script in person or $35 for scripts to be faxed and posted to a pharmacy. For patient convenience, payment can be made with a credit card over the phone.