Sandhurst Medical Practice Fees & Appointments

Fees and Payments

Fees

Doctors working in the centre have adopted a blended approach to private and bulk billing fees to ensure all patients have equitable access to the quality healthcare  they deserve and need - Individual GP consultation fees may vary. 

Some Doctors may offer bulk billing services for Pensioner consessions, Health Care Card  & Veterans' Affairs  card holders, however this is done completely at the discretion of each individual GP. 

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

 

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

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

After hours healthcare is available at Sandhurst Medical Deputising Service .

Alternatively, please call DoctorDoctor on 13 26 60 

 

Emergencies

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

The closest hospital to the centre is;

Bendigo Health Care Group,
100 Barnard Street
Bendigo, VIC 3550
(03) 5454 6000

 

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