Patient Information

Fees & Billing

All concession card holders (Pension Card, Health Care Card and Veterans Affairs) will be bulk billed at our clinic. For private patients there is a fee for service on the day of the visit.

APPOINTMENT FEES

Fee Medicare Rebate Gap
Brief Consult $50.00 $29.50 $20.50
Standard Consult $75.00 $38.20 $36.80
Long Consult $115.00 $73.95 $41.05
Extended Consult $155.00 $108.85 $46.15

OBTAINING YOUR MEDICARE REBATE

For private patients, we now have a variety of options for you to receive your Medicare Rebate:

  • Instant refund into a cheque or savings account via your cash card.
  • If you have your bank Account Number & BSB, refund can be deposited into your bank account.
  • From July 1st 2016, Medicare will no longer issue cheques for refunds. For further information please visit humanservices.gov.au
  • A Gap is the out of pocket cost after the Medicare Rebate.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS & REFERRALS WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT

For repeat prescriptions and referrals to be printed by the doctor without being seen, there is a fee of $10.00.

Alternatively, there is at least one script clinic held each day, where a doctor will see patients for very short script only appointments.

These appointment are bulk billed. 

CASTLEMAINE HEALTH PRIVATE PATIENTS ACCOUNTS

If you elect to be admitted to Castlemaine Health as a private patient , your regular GP (and sometimes the On Call Doctor at the hospital) will visit you whilst you are in hospital. Private accounts for these visits will be issued and posted to you with a medicare claim form and two way claim form for your private insurer.

You are welcome to phone our reception team if you require assistance with these accounts.

MEDICARE CONTACTS

  • Medicare General Enquiries    ph:  132 011 (24 hours)

  • Medicare- Hearing & Speech Assistance- TTY on 1800 810 586

  • Multilingual Phone Service    ph: 131 450 (8am-5pm MON-FRI)

Contact Us

Ph: (03) 5472 1255
Fax: (03) 5472 2056
11 Mostyn Street,
Castlemaine 3450

Open Hours
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm