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All the Info You Need for Your Next Visit

Click on a button below to find out about our fees, appointment types, cancellations plus more. Please contact us if you’d like further explanation on any topics.

You can also scroll down for our extensive list of verified health links, resources and websites.

Doctors of South Melbourne is a private billing practice. Our out of pocket fees for Medicare card holders are the same for both long appointments (30 minutes) and standard appointments (15 minutes):

  • Monday – Friday (8.30am – 5.30pm): $47.00 out of pocket*
  • Monday – Friday (after 5.30pm) and all Saturday: $57.00 out of pocket*

Additional charges only apply for extra services such as minor surgical procedures and travel vaccinations. These 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.

At the time of your payment, your Medicare rebate will be credited to either your debit card or the bank account you’ve registered with Medicare.

‘out of pocket’ means the end cost to you after your Medicare rebate is refunded.

Booking an appointment is as simple as clicking here. You can usually get an appointment on the day.

We recommend patients with more involved needs book a 30 minute long appointment. This includes people requiring a cervical screening test, multiple travel vaccinations or mental health discussions.

Regular patients with more straightforward needs should book a 15 minute standard appointment.

Please contact us on (03) 8579 6838 if you’re unclear how much time you may need with a GP.

Veterans Affairs patients are bulk billed if they hold a gold card or white card with a DVA pre-approved existing condition.

Patients without Medicare cards are most welcome, including international students and travellers. Please speak with our staff about fees.

TAC or WorkSafe consultations are charged at the full fee, payable by the patient after each appointment. We recommend patients take the receipt to their insurance provider for full or partial reimbursement – dependent on the provider’s policy terms.

Health Care and concession card holders are charged at standard rates.

New patients are most welcome. We recommend you start with a long appointment to talk through your medical history and background.

Please try to arrive five minutes early to complete a new patient registration form. You can also download the form here, complete it and bring along with you. Don’t forget your photo ID and Medicare card.

If you’d like your old medical records forwarded to Doctors of South Melbourne, you can fill out this form and send to your previous clinic.

Test results, including from blood tests, x-rays and scans, are typically returned to us within 2-3 days of being taken.

In most cases, you’ll need to book an appointment to talk through the results. This way, we can ensure a consistently high level of care.

In some situations, your GP will send you an SMS if the results are normal – please speak to them about this option.

We understand that you may need to cancel an appointment occasionally – it’s just the way it is.

If this is the case, please contact us a couple of hours before your original appointment time. This will allow patients on the waiting list a chance to be treated.

Existing patients of Doctors of South Melbourne can take advantage of an after-hours home visit service through National Home Doctor Service.

Contact them on 13 74 25 or visit the National Home Doctor Service website for more information.

CALL 000 IMMEDIATELY FOR ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.

Here are some handy forms for your convenience. Simply download, complete and bring along to your next appointment as required.

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South Melbourne VIC 3205
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Health Information, Resources and Websites

You’re best positioned to make informed choices when armed with the latest health information.

We’ve taken the time to collate a list of verified health information resources and medical websites. Take a look, bookmark for easy reference and let us know if we can help find any other health-related material.

Nutrition

Physical Activity

Immunisation

Travel

  • Travellers’ health
    Searchable listing of what vaccines and medicines you need when travelling to all corners of the globe, as well up-to-date travel health notices.
  • Smart Traveller
    Health information for Australians heading overseas, current regional warnings and a registration service to lodge your itinerary with the Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Quit Smoking

  • Quitline
    Cancer Council’s service offering support and help to quit smoking.

Sports Medicine

Medicines

Pregnancy and birth

Menopause

  • Healthy Kids Association
    Healthy eating information and education for children, parents, schools and teachers.
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
    Searchable A – Z health information for kids and parents.
  • Canteen

    Support for people aged between 12 and 25 who are suffering from cancer, as well as their families.
  • Infant feeding
    Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention form the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
  • Raising Children Network
    Reliable, evidence-based resources to help parents raise children of all ages while looking after themselves.
  • Karitane
    Education and support for parents of 0 – 5 year olds – sleeping, routine establishment, milestone development and more.
  • Tresillian
    Support services, advice and tips for the early years of parenting, including access to outreach and ‘day stay’ programs for struggling parents.
  • Beyondblue
    Support and information for individuals and families affected by depression and anxiety.
  • Black Dog Institute
    Promotes better mental health through a range of programs while providing information on mental health disorders.
  • mindhealthconnect
    Brings together mental health resources from around Australia and presents extensive information on causes, symptoms and treatments of many mental health conditions.
  • Moodgym
    An interactive tool that helps you recognise if you’re having issues with anxiety and depression, while teaching skills to manage your emotions.
  • SANE Australia
    Mental health treatment and support information – with fact sheets and guides on many conditions.
  • Lifeline
    Crisis management and suicide prevention information and 24 hour hotline.
  • Butterfly Foundation
    Offers education and training, support groups and programs for those impacted by eating disorders.

Children and youth mental health

  • Kids Matter
    Helping children and families take care of mental health and wellbeing in preschools and primary schools.
  • Youth Beyondblue
    Youth-specific program offering 12 – 25 year olds an understanding of anxiety and depression factors, as well as support options and an online chatroom.
  • Headspace
    Quality information and early intervention mental health services focussing on physical and mental health, work and study, as well as drugs and alcohol in the 12 -25 year olds.
  • ReachOut
    Practical online tools and information to help young people and their families cope with poor mental health and prevent suicide.

Alzheimer’s

Asthma

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