Tele-Health Services: Fees, Rebates & Financial Consent
Please read this page before signing our financial consent form (below). This is required to confirm your tele-health consultation booking.
To provide continued access to essential healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has expanded Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians.
Clinic 66 is now taking Telehealth bookings to help you get the healthcare you need. Our reception team is available to talk to you about the cost of this service and rebates payable by Medicare.
If you hold a valid medicare card, you are entitled to receive the medicare scheduled rebates as outlined below.
You may also be eligible to receive bulk-billed consultations (free of charge to you) if you meet certain criteria - as outlined below.
Whilst there are some issues which can only be dealt with by a face-to-face consultation, much can be achieved through telehealth. We are still open at Clinic 66, and if your problem cannot be resolved with telehealth, we will invite you to attend the clinic.
Clinic 66 is a small, private specialised General Practice, and we privately bill most of our patients. This means that there will usually be a "gap fee" payable, as outlined below.
Clinic 66 Private Fees & Medicare Rebates
As of 20th April 2020, this is a guide to our prices;
Level B (under 20 mins)
Medicare Rebate: $38.20
Out of Pocket: $51.80
Level C (under 40 mins)
Medicare Rebate: $73.95
Out of Pocket: $66.05
Level D (over 40 mins)
Medicare Rebate: $108.85
Out of Pocket: $61.15
Frequently Asked Questions
What will it cost me?
The cost of the consultation will vary depending on the length of your appointment.
Where private billing applies, our reception staff will do their best to advise you of the out-of-pocket costs, based on an estimated time needed for your consultation.
Most consultations will be charged using a Medicare item number and in these cases, rebates will apply.
Do I need to sign anything to get bulk billed?
Bulk billing applies to Commonwealth concession card holders, children under 16 years old and patients who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.
If your telehealth consultation is bulk billed you will not need to sign anything. The Doctor’s documentation in the clinical notes of your agreement to assign the benefit as full payment for the service is sufficient.
Who will be bulk-billed? What is Medicare's Vulnerability Criteria?
Bulk billing consultation services are available to vulnerable or isolated people where at least one of the following applies:
People isolating themselves at home on the advice of a medical practitioner
People isolating themselves in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC); (If you have been in close contact with a person who has been confirmed with COVID-19)
People are considered more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus if they are;
At least 70 years old
At least 50 years old and is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
A parent of a child under 12 months
Already under treatment for chronic health conditions or who is immuno-compromised
What if I dont have a valid Medicare card?
You will be privately billed in full, in accordance with the above schedule. After the consultation, a receipt will be provided for you to present to your health insurance provider.