Our practice recognizes that some patients may prefer to get medical assistance from their home during this COVID-19 pandemic rather than come out to our practice.
Phone/Video Conference consultations can be bulk billed if the following criteria are met:
1. Has seen Clayfield Medical Centre as a patient within the last 12 months, AND
2. Has a valid pension card or is a child under 16
3. Either has returned from overseas and has respiratory symptoms OR has been in direct contact with someone with proven COVID-19
4. Has either:
chronic medical condition,
is a parent of a child under 1 year old,
is a person >70
is aboriginal or Torres Strait islander >50,
For patients who don’t fit this criteria, phone consultation are available with no Medicare rebate. The fees vary depending on duration on consultation. Please call our receptionists for details.
|Fee||M/C Paid||Out of Pocket|
|Standard consultation HCC:||$70||$39.10||$30.90|
|Extended Consultation (upto 29 mins):|
(for multiple problems, cervical cancer screening & women’s checks, etc)
|Extended Consultation HCC:||$125||$75.75||$49.25|
|Extended Consultation (30-39 mins):||$155||$75.75||$79.25|
|Extended Consultation (30-39 mins) HCC:||$135||$75.75||$59.25|
|Prolonged Consultation: (40-49 mins):|
(for multiple complex problems, counseling, etc)
|Prolonged Consultation HCC:||$170||$111.50||$58.50|
|Prolonged Consultation (50-60 mins):||$250||$111.50||$138.50|
|Prolonged Consultation HCC:||$230||$111.50||$118.50|
NB after hour fee applies from 5:30pm Monday-Friday and for ALL Saturday’s appointments.
Bulk Billing for (Brisbane residents) who:
- are under 16 years of age
- have a valid Pension Card
- or HCC and was a patient before 01/07/2014
EXCEPTION: Dr Ada Tam only bulkbills new patients who are under 6 years old after 29/3/2021. She only follows the above billing policy for her 28/3/2021 pre-existing patients.
Dr Jason Wu & Dr Nicholas Bashir-Elahi only bulkbills children under 16 years old, discount fee applies to all new HCC holders and pension and holders.
Exclusions for bulk billing: Cervical cancer screening, Integrative Medicine Consultations, surgical procedures, first laser acupuncture of each cycle, Insurance NlSA/employment medicals, other specialised consultations. Patients who are not Greater Brisbane Residents. After Hours appointments, and exhaustive or complex consultations may incur a private fee even for hcc holders, subject to individual doctors discretion. And from 1 July 2014 all new patients with valid HCC will be privately charged at a discounted rate.
Ask About Your Billing
If you have questions about our billing policy, please ask our team to assist you. We look forward to helping you and your family!