The Summerdale Medical Practice does not routinely bulk bill.
The Summerdale Medical Practice charges fees that ensure we continue to deliver a quality and comprehensive service.
Doctors individually determine the fee to be charged. The average out-of-pocket/gap payment fees are:
||HCC / Pension
|Standard Consult (<20 minutes)
|Long Consult (20-30 minutes)
|Prolonged Consult ( >40 minutes)
If you have financial difficulty please discuss this with your doctor
Payment of Accounts
Our fee schedule is determined by our costs and adjusted accordingly.
Note, your out of pocket expense (gap) for a longer appointment is $2.80 greater than a standard consultation. Please book a longer appointment if you have complex matters to discuss or mental health issues to discuss.
We require at least 2 hours notice of cancellation of appointments and reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee for failure to do so.
Medicare Safety Nets
The Australian Government offers to all Australians an annual safety net for medical services with a Medicare item number and pharmaceuticals available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Anyone on a Medicare Card is registered as an individual. However, families are required to register for a group concession with the Medicare office, or to obtain forms by phoning 1800 011 163, or on-line at the Health Insurance Commission.