We are a mixed-billing practice. Our fee policy ensures that the out of pocket expense is similar regardless of the consultation time.
Please note our fees schedule is changing as per the below from 1 July 2022
|Standard Consultation (15 minutes)||$85.00||$39.75||$45.30|
|Long Consult (15-30 minutes)||$120.00||$76.95||$43.05|
|Prolonged Consult (>30minutes)||$150.00||$113.30||$36.70|
Please note that telehealth consultations are charged the same rate as face-to-face consultations. A Medicare rebate is applicable only if you have been to the clinic in the last 12 months, and this rebate can be processed at the time of payment.
We only bulk bill the following*:
• Children 15 years of age or under with a valid Medicare card (except visitors)
• Pension Card Holders 65 years or over (except visitors)
• DVA card holders
We have a discount fee for Pension card holders under 65 years of age, and for all Health Care card holders.
Visitors to the Gold Coast will need to pay full price at the time of their consult.
Unfortunately, our software does not allow us to process the Medicare rebate for children 15 or under who are from interstate – a receipt will be provided at the time of payment and the rebate will need to be claimed directly from Medicare.
*Bulk billing eligibility provided by Gold Coast Women’s Health may not extend to additional tests such as radiology, pathology etc.
To find out the costs of any referral from your GP, you should liaise directly with the referring partner. If you have any questions about our billing policy, please contact our friendly reception team on 07 5539 9344.
Patients with a valid Medicare card are entitled to the rebate as outlined above. This can be claimed in real time at the practice after your consultation. If you do not have a Medicare Card, the chances are you are not an Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident. Dependent on what country you are from, you may be eligible to apply for a Medicare card. You will need to contact Medicare directly, as we are not a branch, but an independent practice. You may also be able to claim through your health insurance provider, it depends on the cover you have. Again, you will need to speak with your insurance provider directly.
Procedures and wound treatment will incur an extra cost.
Late Cancellations/Did Not Attend Policy
Due to a high demand of appointments here at Gold Coast Women's Health, we have a cancellation/did not attend policy. We are consistently heavily booked and missed appointments may deprive another patient of an appointment.
If you are unable to attend your appointment for any reason, we kindly ask that you contact the practice a minimum of two hours before your appointment time.
In some circumstances, late cancellations or missed appointments may incur a fee of $50.00.
We understand that time is a valuable asset to you. At Gold Coast Women's Health, we try to manage all of our appointments as punctually as possible.
We ask that you help us to stay on time by understanding the difference between a standard consultation and a long consultation as highlighted below.
If you are concerned about your appointment time, you can always call ahead to check if your doctor is running on time.
What is a standard consultation?
- Urine infection
- Morning after pill
- Breast check
- Skin infections
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Asthma exacerbation
- Blood pressure check
- Ear infection
- Sore eyes or ears
- Minor injuries or infection
- Sports injury
What is a long consultation?
- Pregnancy visit
- Menopause counselling
- New patient starting on the pill
- Asthma review with breathing tests
- Mental Health Plan
- Cervical screening and breast check
- STI check
- Baby check at 6 weeks old - separate appointment for mum
- Multiple minor problem appointment
- Medicals - (these must be pre-booked)
- Full skin check
- First presentation and investigations of headaches/tiredness/abdominal pain/back pain/chest pain/dizziness/abnormal vaginal bleeding/low abdominal pains