Consultation Fee Schedules (In Clinic, Telephone, Telehealth and Vaccination)
Effective 1st January 2021
Monday – Friday (8am-6pm)
Saturday (or After 6pm Weekdays)
Sunday (or Weekdays Before 8am & After 8pm)
We value your time and make all efforts to run on time. However, we are a medical clinic and sometimes emergencies do present that need our immediate attention which may mean a delay. If this happens, and you are unable to wait please ask our receptionists if they can transfer you to another doctor. To help us run on time we also request that you are mindful of booking adequate time for your appointment. Our standard appointments are 15 minutes long. A standard appointment allows us the time to help you with one medical issue, for example, a respiratory infection, a musculoskeletal injury, abdominal pain or discuss your results. Please book a long appointment if you need help with a more complex issue such as a mental health problem, or if you need to discuss a new pregnancy, travel vaccination, have a well women’s check or if you have more than one medical issue. If you have more than 2 issues we suggest you book an extended appointment. If you are unsure as to what length of appointment you need to book please ask our receptionists.
Please note there are additional costs for private vaccines (those outside the Qld Immunisation Schedule) to cover the cost of the vaccines as well as the consultation fee, dressings, procedures and tests (Spirometry, ECG, pregnancy test, etc). Please ask our receptionist for details of these fees.
Telephone and Telehealth consultations
From 20 July 2020, Medicare provides a rebate for telehealth or telephone consultations only where the patient has an existing relationship with the GP/clinic providing the consultation. There are limited exemptions to this requirement (Eg. infants under 12 months of age). This means that:
- If you have not seen a GP in our clinic face to face in the last 12 months you will not be eligible for a medicare rebate for telehealth or telephone services. The full consultation fee will apply.
Reception will call after your consultation to collect payment over the phone & send your claim to medicare for a rebate if applicable.
If you are experiencing financial distress due to the COVID 19 pandemic please speak to your doctor.
Dr Anne Nixon’s and Dr Craig Schmeider’s consultations
Dr Anne Nixon’s consultations and Dr Craig Schmeider’s skin check consultations have an additional gap that is not refundable by Medicare. Please call us for details.
Script or Referrals
Script or referral only/no consultation $26. Please note, that the request will be forwarded to your doctor for approval and there may be a 48 hour wait (more if your doctor is away), so we kindly request you plan ahead. Your doctor may request an appointment if they deem a review is needed before providing a script or referral.
During the current pandemic our doctors will try to address your issues over the phone during the telephone consultation, however, there may be occasions when they request you present to the clinic for a physical examination, so they can assess you.
Family Dr+ is a private billing clinic and payment is required at the end of your consultation. Private billing allows our doctors to spend more time with you and helps fund the services we provide. Cheques are not accepted. A processing fee of $150 will be charged for late payment. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment we request for 24 hours notice. Failure to attend an appointment may attract a $95 non-attendance fee.
It is our policy not to prescribe drugs of addiction.
Use of the treatment room may incur a private facility fee that includes nursing, equipment and dressing costs which is not Medicare claimable.