Fees:

SCFC is a mixed billing clinic offering bulk billing to those patients holding a Centrelink Concession Card such as a Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card. Patients holding a DVA Gold Card or those 16 years and under will also be bulk billed.

Full payment will be taken at the time of the consultation and failure to pay may result in appointment requests being declined. Methods of payment include EFTPOS (not Diners or American Express), and Cash. All appointment times should be respected, please do not ask for an extra family member to be seen during another person’s consultation as this request will be declined as we are endeavouring to keep our patient wait times to a minimum. As a clinic we have had to restructure our fee schedule due to the raised demands on the Health Care System.

GP Consultation Fees

  Fee Medicare Rebate * Out of Pocket Costs
Short Consultation (up to 20 minutes – Level B) $85.00 $38.20 $46.80
Long Consultation (20-40 minutes – Level C) $155.00 $73.95 $81.05
Prolonged Consultation (more than 40 minutes – Level D) $185.00 $108.85 $76.15

If you are sent for investigations (Pathology/Radiology) or to a specialists or allied health professionals for a follow-up please be aware there may be ‘out of pocket’ costs involved. Always check with the company you have been referred to in order to find out if there is any cost before using their service

Private billing fees for functional medicine consultations are for those consultations with Dr Ali Araghi. These fees are set at a higher price as they require extra training and knowledge by the General Practitioner with a more extensive and comprehensive consultation required. None of these consultations will be bulk billed, irrespective of holding a Centrelink Concession Card such as a Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card.

Functional Medicine Consultations

  Fee Medicare Rebate * Out of Pocket Costs
Short Consultation (up to 20 minutes – Level B) $180.00 $38.20 $141.80
Long Consultation (20-40 minutes – Level C) $240.00 $73.95 $166.05
Prolonged Consultation (more than 40 minutes – Level D) $300.00 $108.85 $191.15

Non-Attendance:

A non-Attendance Fee may be charged if appointments are missed without prior cancellation.

Facility Fees:

Our treatment room may be utilised for certain services and procedures – please be aware that fees may be charged for certain dressings, bandages and other products. These charges are not claimable through Medicare.

Workplace Injury or Illness:

Due to the current Medicare policy we are unable to ‘Bulk-Bill’ any treatment relating to an injury or illness that has occurred whilst at your workplace. Payment for all treatment relating to workplace injury or illness must be paid at the time of consultation unless you can provide details of an approved Work Cover claim or we are able to commence a Claim for your injury or illness.