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Billing Policy

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
AND
3. Either has returned from overseas and has respiratory symptoms  OR has been in direct contact with someone with proven COVID-19
OR
4. Has either:
chronic medical condition,
is pregnant,
is a parent of a child under 1 year old,
is a person >70
is aboriginal or Torres Strait islander >50,
Is immunocompromised.

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.

 FeeM/C PaidOut of Pocket
Cost
Standard consultation: $83 $39.10 $43.90
Standard consultation HCC:$70$39.10$30.90
Extended Consultation (upto 29 mins):
(for multiple problems, cervical cancer screening & women’s checks, etc)
 $145 $75.05 $69.25
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)
 $190 $111.50 $78.50
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.

Effective 1/7/2021

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!

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