Patient Information

Wells Road Medical Centre has proudly been a bulk billing clinic that accepts walk-ins over the last 12 years. We have always believed in functioning as part of the Medicare system and serving the community in a way where they feel no burden of cost.

Unfortunately, Medicare rebates alone are not sufficient to meet the demands of a well-functioning General Practice, making the work that we do under-appreciated and unsustainable.

As a clinic, we have resisted the change to mixed billings for many years. Where 8 of the 9 clinics in our local area have moved, we attempted to remain sustainable without passing on any cost to our local community.

We have decided however, that the move to a mixed billing model is unavoidable if we are to continue our service to the community.

From January 1, 2023

We will be charging a Private Fee for our consultations with exception for specific criteria.

Exception criteria applies from 8:30am-6:00pm Monday-Friday where the following patients will be bulk billed:

  • Under 16’s
  • Healthcare card and pension card holders
  • Immunization/Wound care appointments
  • Brief follow-up appointments or script/referrals for REGULAR patients

For all other patients/all other times, the following fees will apply:

Weekdays: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm Saturdays:  9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Weekdays after 6.00 pm             Saturday: 12.00 – 7.00 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays ALL day

Total FeeRebateOut of Pocket
Short Consult (3)$ 45.00$ 18.20$ 26.80
Standard Consult (23)$ 65.00$ 39.75$ 25.25
Long Consult (36)$ 100.00$ 76.95$ 23.05
Phone Consult (91891)$ 65.00$ 39.75$25.25
Total FeeRebateOut of Pocket
Short Consult (5000)$ 60.00$ 30.65$ 29.35
Standard Consult (5020)$ 80.00$ 51.80$ 28.20
Long Consult (5040)$ 115.00$ 88.80$ 26.20

December 14, 2022