FEES

Lakeside Medical is a mixed billing practice. Payment is required at the time of consultation. We accept  EFTPOS, Credit Card [NOT AMEX or Diners] or cash. Please refer to the table at the base of this section for basic consultation costs.  Please ask reception or your Doctor for any other costs you may incur.

A standard consultation is for 15 minutes. If you have more than one medical concern to discuss, please ask for a longer consultation.

BULK-BILLING

We offer bulk-billing for the following groups: School aged children aged to 17 years; Health Care card holders; Pension Card Holders and DVA Gold card holders. Please ensure you bring your concession card to the appointment to be sighted by reception staff, otherwise bulk-billing may not apply.

ONLINE CLAIMING

If you have your bank account details registered with Medicare, we can send your claim through on-line and your rebate will be paid into your account within 24-48 hours. If you would prefer to claim your Medicare rebate yourself, a receipt can be printed.

CANCELLATIONS

If you cannot attend your appointment, we respectfully request a minimum of 2 hours’ notice to avoid a cancellation fee. If you do not attend your scheduled appointment without giving the required notice, a non-refundable private fee of $78 [standard] or $118 [Long] will apply at Doctors discretion.

SCHEDULE OF FEES:

APOINTMENT TYPEPRIVATE FEEMEDICARE REBATEOUT OF POCKET
Standard
[up to 15 minutes]
$78$38.75$39.25
Long$118$75.05$42.95
Telehealth**$60$38.75$21.25
Saturday [Standard]$81$38.75$42.25
Saturday [Long]$121$75.05$45.95

Telehealth** only attracts a Medicare rebate for patients who have been physically seen at the practice within the past 12 months.