Clontarf Bridge Medical Centre Fees & Appointments
Fees and Payments
We are a bulk billing clinic, however this clinic will only bulk bill consultations within Medicare ruling. Any reports or medicals required for work or recreations will be billed privately, please contact the clinic for further information. Our doctors may choose to privately bill procedures. This is at the discretion of the individual GP and will be discussed with the patient prior to the procedure. Any concerns, please discuss with your doctor. Please present your Medicare Card before each consultation.
Please note that our Skin Cancer physicians will privately bill for skin checks, however skin checks are bulk billed for all concession card holders and patients under the age of 16. Any further treatment required is bulk billed in accordance to the medicare ruling for that procedure.
Reception can assist with processing payments, and Medicare refunds.
If you do not have a Medicare Card you will be required to pay a fee. 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.
We normally require people to make a booking but we can sometimes help if you walk into the medical centre. Priority is given to people who have made a booking.
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.
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.
For appointments out of hours, please call DoctorDoctor on 13 26 60.
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.
Please call Triple Zero (000) or go to your nearest hospital.
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