Special Practice Notes
Doctors in this practice are competent at handling common health problems. When necessary, they can use opinions from specialists. You can discuss this openly with your doctor, including potential out of pocket expenses.
Despite our best intentions
We sometimes run late! This is because someone has needed unexpected urgent attention. Thank you for your consideration.
A doctor is available during normal surgery hours for emergency advice. Our staff are experienced in deciding the appropriate response to any phone request.
This practice protects your personal health information to ensure it is only available to authorised staff members for the intended purposes and to comply with the privacy Act. To obtain a copy of our Privacy Statement or your medical records, please ask.
Because our practice is committed to preventive care, we may send you an occasional reminder regarding health services appropriate to your case. If you wish to opt out of this, please let us know.
Results are reviewed by the doctors and acted on in a timely manner, with your health in mind. Please phone for your results. A recall system is in place to follow up on any tests results.
Private patients are charged at AMA rates. Our fees reflect the quality of our service.
Payment at the time of consultation is required
A small fee may be charged for procedures, dressings and vaccines to cover costs.
After Hours clinics Friday night and Saturday morning will be pay in full on the day, no bulk billing.
DELORAINE & WESTBURY MEDICAL CENTRE
- THERE WILL BE A FEE OF $148 FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT WHICH IS CLAIMABLE AT MEDICARE IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT MEDICARE CARD, SUBSEQUENT VISITS WILL BE BULK BILLED
- PATIENTS WITHOUT A CURRENT MEDICARE CARD WILL BE CHARGED A TIME BASED FEE
- PRE-EMPLOYMENT, RACING, DIVE, INSURANCE MEDICALS, IRON INFUSON, HOLTER MONITOR, 24 BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR, MIRENA AND COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICIENCE WILL INCUR A FEE PLEASE CHECK WITH RECEPTION ABOUT THE FEE
- A CONSULT ABOUT ANOTHER PATIENT WHO IS NOT WITH YOU WILL INCUR A FEE
|ITEM NO.||FEE.||MEDICARE REBATE.||OUT OF POCKET.|
|23||$ 81.00||$ 37.60||43.40|
|36||$ 148.00||$ 72.80||75.20|
|44||$ 225.00||$ 107.15||117.85|
If the consult is after hours or an prolonged emergency there will be a another fee please check with reception.
Urgent cases are seen on the day.
If you require a home visit for special reasons, please request this first thing in the morning.
Booking a long appointment
Is important for more complex problems -insurance medical, health review, counselling, a second opinion, etc.
This may involve a longer wait. Please notify us if you are unable to attend an appointment well in advance or a non-attendance fee will be charged.
If more than one person from your family wishes to see the doctor at the same time, please ensure a separate appointment is made for each family member.
Time is valuable to all of us. If you fail to attend appointments without adequate explanation, we cannot guarantee your future booked appointments.