Serving our community for over 30 years.
The doctors at Westcare Family Medical Centre privately bill. Doctor consultation fees are payable in full at the time of consultation by cash, EFTPOS, or credit card. Consultation fees are charged depending on a number of factors, including length of consultation and complexity of services provided.
If you have a Medicare Card, Medicare will refund you a proportion of your appointment fee (Medicare rebate), and the remaining amount will be your out-of-pocket cost. Medicare rebates are available for most medical services and once payment is received; your rebate is transmitted directly to Medicare. Your Medicare rebate will be reimbursed to your nominated bank, almost immediately.
For patients with chronic diseases, you may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management plans. These consultations and reviews are bulk billed by your GP. Please speak to reception or your doctor for further details.
In addition to consultation fees, a materials fee will be charged for all dressings, materials used in procedures, contraceptives, and certain vaccines. The materials fee applies to all patients (including concession cardholders).
Patients with financial difficulties should speak with reception staff prior to an appointment, either in person or via telephone.
Please click here for a list of the GP consultation fees.