The Wynnum Manly Family Practice is not a "Bulk Billing" Practice.
This means that a fee is generally charged for consultations. Medicare pays an amount to the patient (the "rebate"), however this is less a than the consultation fee, the gap being the "out of pocket" expense.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2023: Due to increased bulk-billing incentive payments, the practice now offers bulk-billing for patients under the age of 16 years (i.e. up to and including 15 years of old), and those who hold a valid Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card, or Commonwealth Seniors Card. Please note that bulk-billing will not be offered if a concession card cannot be provided on request.
Longer consultations, procedures, or extra tests (e.g. ECG, lung function tests) may incur a higher fee. If you think you may require a longer consultation, please discuss this with our friendly reception staff at the time of making your appointment.
The current fees for the most common consultations at the practice are -
Standard consultation: $80 fee, $39.75 rebate, $40.25 gap;
Standard consultation (concession): $55 fee, $39.75 rebate, $15.25 gap;
Long consultation: $115 fee, $76.95 rebate, $38.05 gap;
Long consultation (concession): $90 fee, $76.95 rebate, $13.05 gap.
For your convenience, the Practice is able to submit your claim to Medicare electronically (provided your bank details are registered with Medicare). In this case, your rebate will be paid directly into your account by the next business day (and sometimes even sooner).
It is expected that all accounts be settled at the time of consultation.
MISSED APPOINTMENTS: Please note that Patients who fail to attend an appointment without prior notice may be subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the consultation fee for the appointment missed. Patients who repeatedly fail to attend appointments will be asked to seek care elsewhere.