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 16 (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 patients are bulk-billed. If the procedures are performed in an operating theatre, additional fees may apply.

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 obtain 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

Work-cover Claim, from the initial consultation, till the patient obtains the claim number, patient has to pay the full fee. The receipt is issued to the patient to reimburse from the insurer once the claim is accepted and the claim number is issued (keep you receipts to forward to insurer).

Usually first consult is long consult and initial medical cost 

Long consult AA030:  148.00 $ + Initial medical certificate; Total 195$

In general, subsequent consultations are Short consult AA020:  81.00 $

 

Short Consult Medicare Card
Item number 3

Time:
up to 5 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$25

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$17.50

Gap Fees:
$7.50

Regular Consult Medicare Card
Item number 23

Time:
up to 15 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$60

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$38.20

Gap Fees:
$21.80

Long Consult Medicare Card
Item number 36

Time:
More than 20 min, Up to 30 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$85

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$73.95

Gap Fees:
$11.05

Extra Long Consult Medicare Card
Item number 44

Time:
More than 40 minutes

Full Payable Fees:
$120

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
$108.85

Gap Fees:
$11.15

Commercial /Taxi Driving license

Time:
No standard time restriction

Full Payable Fees:
$160

Medicare/Insurance Rebate:
Nil

Gap Fees:
$160

 

Please note : Aesthetic consultation and procedures are fully private billed as there is no Medicare rebates. Fee will be advised in due course.