Forest Lake General Practice Fees & Appointments

Fees and Payments

Fees

All Doctors at Forest Lake General Practice bulk bill Medicare rebateable items, to patients who have a current Medicare card. In some circumstances, we will privately bill for last minute, walk-in appointments, which will be communicated to patients. 

Medicare cards and concession cards must be presented before each consultation.

Patients who do not have a valid Medicare card will be charged a fee determined by the Doctor.

Consultation TypeFeeMedicare RebateOut of Pocket
Standard Appointment

 

$38.75 
Long Appointment $75.05

 

 

Making Payments

Payment is required on the day of the consultation and can be made by cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card (excluding AMEX and Diners 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 the practice on 3372 2400.

 

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;

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Ipswich Road Woolloongabba QLD 4102

(07) 3176 2111

 

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