Fees 2022

All you need to know about billing and coverage

To All Patients

General Practice has been chronically underfunded and we, as a small business can no longer afford to absorb rising costs across all elements of the practice and to provide quality care  without increasing Fees. The rebate the government provides has fallen so far below the amount needed to safely run our clinic we are now forced to implement a fee for all those not on a healthcare card /concession card, or face cuts to the services we can provide.

 When we bulk bill we are effectively taking a 50% discount from the AMA advised rate. This is no longer sustainable .

Please feel free to contact our local members of parliament to lobby for appropriate primary care funding to ensure we can maintain quality care at an affordable price for the community we care deeply about.

From 1st March 2022 – Changes to Fees during the hours of 8am to 6pm.

Children under 16 years

From 1st March 2022 our Practice can no longer Bulk Bill any children who do not have a concession card.

If no concession card there will be a fee of $67.00 for children under 16 years for all Standard Consultations.

The fee is broken down as such $67.00 fee will incur a rebate of $39.10 for everyone with a medicare card. The actual “out of pocket” fee will be $27.90.

New Patients

From 1st March 2022, we will be charging a Private Fee for the initial visit of all New Patients who have not attended our practice in the past. This fee will be an out of pocket cost to be paid by the New Patient at the time of the first visit.

All visits following the first visit will be charged as per our clinic fee policy.

Thank you

Altona North Medical Group (ANMG) is a Private Medical Clinic (Family General Practice).

Generally, Private Medical Fees are charged for Medical Consultations at ANMG.

ANMG offers Bulk-Billing Services (no gap fee) to the following groups during Business Hours only (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday);
1. Pensioners and Concession Card Holders

ANMG After-Hours Services are charged at a full “Private Fee” or “Concession Fee” for those who have a Concession Card (ie Monday to Friday after 6pm, Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays).

NOTE: There is NO BULK-BILLING Monday to Friday AFTER 6pm, Weekends (Saturday or Sunday), or on Public Holidays.

We request payment for Medical Consultation Fees at the time of consultation.

We accept the following forms of payment;
1. Cash
2. Eftpos
3. Credit Cards (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX)

If you have registered your account details with Medicare, our Tyro system allows us to charge your account and for Medicare to rebate (refund) your account as soon as possible. Please ask our friendly staff for more details.

If you have more than 1 health issue, have complex medical issues, or require a Mental Health Consultation or Plan we recommend arranging a double appointment.

Below Table of Fees for Medical Consultations (as of 1st of February 2021)

Medical Consultation Fees are reviewed Annually and are determined to be fair and reasonable. Increases are generally in-line with CPI and based-on guidance from the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

**Medicare Rebates are refunded as soon as possible to those who hold a Medicare Card. Medicare Rebates are subject to change.

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