Fees and Billing
CONSULTATION FEES & BULK BILLING
Birkdale Medical bulk bills children up to 15 years, and Veteran Affairs gold card holders. We offer a reduced fee to patients with pensions and health care cards.
The fee for a standard consultation lasting between 6 and 19 minutes (Level B) is $74 – $79 and for pension/concession card holders, the fee is $62 – $68.
The fee for a long consultation lasting between 20 and 39 minutes (Level C) is $108 – $140 and for pension/concession card holders, the fee is $97 – $121.
We ask for payment at the time of consultation. If provided with your bank details, we are able to send your Medicare refund directly to your bank account within 24 hours.
Monday-Friday before 5pm:
Children 15 years & under are bulk billed.
Children 16 and over for standard consultation – $50
Veterans Affairs Gold cardholders are bulk billed
Adult Fee for standard (Level B) consultation – $79
Concession Card Holders – $68
After 5pm and Saturdays:
Please note a $5 surcharge applies on Saturday.
After 5pm on weekdays full fees apply.
Children are not bulk billed on Saturdays – fee is $50.
The surgery on Saturday is staffed by one Doctor and is a service for semi-urgent conditions ie medical problems that cannot wait until Monday.
A fail-to-attend fee of $25.00 may be charged if patients fail to attend an appointment and do not notify the clinic 3 hours in advance.