Sunshine Coast Family Clinic Fees

Sunshine Coast Family Clinic 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 under the age of 16 will also be bulk billed.

Private billing is up to the discretion of the treating General Practitioner. Claims for private billing to Medicare Card holders can be processed onsite at the time of payment and will be deposited back to your nominated bank account within 24-48hours. If you do not have a bank account registered with Medicare, we can still process your billing onsite however you will receive a cheque in the mail for your rebate. Payment is to be made at the time of the appointment as soon as your consultation has been completed. If you have any questions relating to these fees please feel free to contact our reception staff who will be more than happy to assist with your inquiry.

Return appointments for test results or follow-ups may be bulk billed and again is up to the discretion of the treating practitioner.

Please be sure to provide our reception staff with any changes to your information including Medicare Card updates and Centrelink Concession Card updates. This will ensure that you are billed correctly.

GP Consultation Fees

 FeeMedicare Rebate *Out of Pocket Costs
Short Consultation (up to 20 minutes – Level B)$90.00$38.80$51.20
Long Consultation (20-40 minutes – Level C)$170.00$75.05$94.95
Prolonged Consultation (more than 40 minutes – Level D)$200.00$110.60$89.40

* Medicare rebates may change from time to time, however we will endeavour to update this form as these changes occur. Please confirm with our reception staff prior to your appointment if you have any concerns.

Please note that rebates coincide with the Medicare schedule of fees and therefore rebates will relate to the time spent with the treating General Practitioner.

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

Functional Medicine Consultations

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. Please see a list of fees below. If you have any questions relating to these fees please feel free to contact our reception staff who will be more than happy to assist with your inquiry.

Return appointments for results will incur a fee, however if you are having some concerns with your treatment plan or any new medication prescribed, the treating practitioner will be more than happy for you to return to the clinic for a bulk billed consultation to discuss your concerns.

 FeeMedicare Rebate *Out of Pocket Costs
Short Consultation (up to 20 minutes – Level B)$190.00$38.80$151.20
Long Consultation (20-40 minutes – Level C)$300.00$75.05$189.50
Prolonged Consultation (more than 40 minutes – Level D)$350.00$110.60$239.40

* Medicare rebates may change from time to time, however we will endeavour to update this form as these changes occur. Please confirm with our reception staff prior to your appointment if you have any concerns.

Please note that rebates coincide with the Medicare schedule of fees and therefore rebates will relate to the time spent with the treating General Practitioner.

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.