Paddington Family Practice is a private billing practice. Consultation fees are payable at the time of consultation. We accept cash, EFTPOS or credit card.
To ensure adequate time for comprehensive care we operate by appointment only. Please note that medical emergencies and sick children are always given priority. Our doctors spend as much time as necessary with every patient so sometimes there are delays. You can help us by making a longer appointment for complex or multiple problems.
Standard appointments are up to 15 minutes long
Long Appointments are between 15 to 30 minutes long
Extended Appointments are those longer than 30 minutes
Please book the appropriate length consult
On the 6th March the government released new legislation allowing all patients to receive the same medicare rebate for phone or video consultations as they would for face-to-face consultation. This telehealth medicare rebate has now been extended until March 2021. The purpose of these telehealth consultations is to allow unwell or vulnerable patients access to their regular GP.
Paddington Family Practice has chosen to keep our practice open and to continue to offer in-person consultations. We believe in-person consultation is the gold standard in patient care and we are now recommending patients transition predominantly back to face to face care.
For the safety of our staff and the other patients we can not see patients with respiratory symptoms until they have been swabbed covid negative.
Your temperature will be checked before you can enter the clinic.
Online Medicare Claiming – Medicare Rebates
For your convenience, we can transmit your request for Medicare rebate electronically, eliminating the need to lodge your claim at a Medicare office. Please ensure you have updated your bank details with Medicare and your address details are correct.
To assist you to understand our billing protocols, we have provided indicative pricing based upon the length of time you are with the Doctor and/or Nurse. However, if multiple or complex issues are discussed, a higher fee may be charged. Some particular types of consultations will attract differing charges and Medicare rebates.
Standard Appointment up to 15 minutes $85.00 (medicare rebate of $38.75)
Long Appointment between 15 and 30 minutes $140.00 (medicare rebate of $75.05)
Extended Appointment over 30 minutes $190.00 (medicare rebate of $110.50)
GP Mental Health Care Plans less than 30 minutes $190 (medicare rebate of $93.90)
Antenatal consult up to 15 minutes $95 (medicare rebate of $48.60)
Phone consults are charged at the same rate as in-person consultations.
To streamline the payment process of phone consultations we are asking that patients provide their credit card details at the time of consultation booking. This will also allow us to rapidly process your medicare rebate electronically. Phone consultation fees will be discussed by your doctor at the time of consultation.
Additional charges will be incurred when associated with procedures. These are out of pocket fees and are non refundable by Medicare. This helps cover the costs of various item used during the procedure including disposable equipment, surgical packs, antiseptic solutions, local anaesthetic, sutures, dressings and steri-strips.
Your Doctor will discuss with you the cost of any procedures at the time of your consultation.
Cancellation fees apply if appointments are cancelled within 24 hours of appointment time.