Charlestown Square Medical Centre Fees & Appointments

Fees and Payments

Fees

Charlestown Square Medical Centre is private billing.  Please be advised that anything not considered a "routine appointment" may incur additional fees.  Please speak with reception for further details or if you are unsure. 

Consultation Type

Fee

Medicare Rebate

Out of Pocket

Standard Appointment

$80.00

$38.75

$41.25

Long Appointment

$115.00

$75.05

$39.95

After Hours Consults   

Saturday until 1pm & After Hours 6-8pm

Standard Consultation

$87.00$38.75$48.25

Saturday until 1pm & After Hours 6-8pm

Long Consultation

$120.00$75.05$44.95

Saturday 1-6pm & All day Sunday

Standard Consultation

$100.00$49.00$51.00

Saturday 1-6pm & All day Sunday

Long Consultation

$135.00$83.95$51.05

 

Making Payments

Payment is required on the day of the consultation and can be made by cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card (excluding Diners and AMEX cards). All workers compensation and motor vehicle accident patients are required to pay their accounts at the time of consultation until a letter of liability is produced from their insurance company.

Appointments

Walk-ins

We require people to make a booking during the week but we can sometimes help if you walk into the medical centre. Priority is given to people who have made a booking. On weekends and public holidays we are a walk in clinic only.

 

Appointments

Our appointment system caters for urgent, non urgent, complex, planned chronic care and preventative healthcare. If you need more time with your GP, please book a long consultation. Urgent appointments will be seen by the next available GP. Please advise reception if you believe you require an urgent appointment. Urgent appointments will be triaged by the nurse on duty.

 

Waiting Times

Sometimes GPs are delayed by patients with urgent or complex issues. We apologise if you’re asked to wait and thank you for your patience.

 

After Hours

Charlestown Square MC is open until 8pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Outside of these hours please phone Newcastle After Hours Home Visits Service on (02) 4943 6666.

 

Home Visits

If you are a regular patient and can’t travel to the medical centre, your GP may be able to visit you at your home. This is at the discretion of your GP.

 

Emergencies

Please call Triple Zero (000) or go to your nearest hospital.

The closest hospital to the centre is;

Public - John Hunter Hospital,

2 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights (02) 4921 3000        

Private - Lake Macquarie Private Hospital,

3 Sydney Street, Gateshead (02) 4943 3122

 

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