Fees / Billing

FirstGP Wallsend Skin Clinic and Family Practice is a Mixed Billing practice (Bulk Billing available for pension/health care card/DVA Gold Card Holders and children under 15 (Please note without valid Medicare / DVA Gold card or other card bulk billing is not available). Patients are asked to present their cards at each visit for bulk billing. All others are privately billed (below chart).


Skin procedures and Annual skin checks and reviews

  • Bulk billing is available for Aged pensioners, Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Gold card holders or Health Care Card holders. Patients are asked to present their cards at each visit for bulk billing.
  • Non-Pensioners and others who has no concession cards: See below chart for depending on regular or long consult fee will be decided

Biopsies and Cryotherapy during consults

All the Biopsies are privately billed, Medicare item 30071 (No bulk billing available)

Please discuss with doctor or staff as fee will be varied depending on complexity of procedure, time, and circumstances.

Private billing patient fee, patient who has no pension, health care card or DVA Gold cards

Workcover consultation (no gap fee)

Until you obtain your claim number your will have to pay full fee. Once your claim number is obtained you are able get reimburse your previous payments (keep you receipts to forward to insurer). Once you provided claim number, you are not required to pay.

Usually first consult is long consult and charged for initial medical certificate.

WCO001 ;48.30$
Long consult AA030:  152.00 $
Therefore, Initial consultation AA30 +Initial medical certificate WCO001 Total 200.30$

Extended long consult 230.00$ (40 min or more)

In general, subsequent consultations are Short consult AA020:  83.00 $

 

Short Consult Medicare Card
Item number 3

Time:
up to 5 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$30

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$17.75

Gap Fees:
$12.25

Regular Consult Medicare Card
Item number 23

Time:
up to 15 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$70

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$38.75

Gap Fees:
$31.25

Long Consult Medicare Card
Item number 36

Time:
More than 20 min, Up to 30 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$120

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$75.05

Gap Fees:
$44.95

Extra Long Consult Medicare Card
Item number 44

Time:
More than 40 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$180

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$110.50

Gap Fees:
$69.50

Punch biopsy Item number 30071. Please note excision biopsy price varies depending on sites / complexity

N/A

Full Payable Fees:
$85

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$45.80

Gap Fees:
$39.20

Cryotherapy
30192

N/A

Full Payable Fees:
$60

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$34.70

Gap Fees:
$25.30

Commercial /Taxi Driving license

Time:
No standard time restriction

Full Payable Fees:
$190 +GST

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
Nil

Gap Fees:
$190

Mental Health Consultation
Mental Health Care Plans are not bulk
billed

Time:
More than 20 min, Up to 30 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$110

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$73.95

Gap Fees:
$36.05

SKIN CHECKS

 
 
 
 

Regular Consult
Medicare Card Item number 23

Time:
Up to 15 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$80

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$38.75

Gap Fees:
$41.25

Long Consult
Medicare Card Item number 36

Time:
More than 20 min, Up to 30 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$130

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$75.05

Gap Fees:
$54.95

 

However, certain items are bulk billed. These include:

  • Childhood Immunisations
  • GP Management Plans
  • 45 – 49-year-old Health Checks
  • Over 75-year-old Health Checks
  • Home Medication Reviews
  • Nursing Home Visits