Doctors of South Melbourne is a private billing practice.
For regular consultations, the out of pocket fee* for Medicare cardholders is the same for long appointments (30 minutes) and standard appointments (15 minutes):
- Monday – Friday (8.30 am – 5.30 pm): $56.00 out of pocket
- Monday – Friday (after 5.30 pm) and all day Saturday: $67.00 out of pocket
Pregnancy (Shared Care) Consultations
For pregnancy care**, the out of pocket fee* for Medicare cardholders is the same regardless of the appointment duration. To provide the best quality care, all pregnancy consultations are 30 minutes long:
- Monday – Friday (8.30 am – 5.30 pm): $71.00 out of pocket
- Monday – Friday (after 5.30 pm) and all day Saturday: $82.00 out of pocket
Please look at our fact sheet for info on how Medicare rebates impact fees for pregnancy (shared care) consultations.
General Info on Fees & Payments
Extra charges only apply for services such as minor surgical procedures and travel vaccinations. All our charges are at or below the Australian Medical Association recommendations.
Fees for all appointments and services are payable after each consult. We accept Visa, MasterCard and debit cards. We don’t accept cash.
If you don’t have a Medicare card, your appointment cost will depend on many factors. These include the reason for your appointment, how long you spend with your GP, and whether you have insurance. Please speak with our friendly receptionists for more information.
At the time of your payment, we’ll credit your Medicare rebate to either your debit card or the bank account you’ve registered with Medicare.
If you’ve reached your Medicare threshold for the calendar year, your out-of-pocket costs will be less than those stated above. If you’d like more information, visit Medicare’s website and search for ‘thresholds’.
* The ‘out of pocket fee’ is the final cost to you after deducting your Medicare rebate.
** Pre-pregnancy appointments are charged at regular consultation rates.