Clontarf Bridge Medical Centre Fees & Appointments

Fees and Payments

Fees

We are a bulk billing clinic, however 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 Dr Anthony Mahler will privately bill for skin checks and procedures, however bulk billed skin checks will be available for concession card holders.  Dr Mahler will soon be performing cosmetic procedures as well, these will be privately billed. Our other skin doctors will continue to bulk bill skin checks.

Reception can assist with processing payments, and Medicare refunds.

Making Payments

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.

Appointments

Walk-ins

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.

 

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

For appointments out of hours, please call DoctorDoctor on 13 26 60.  

 

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.

 

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