Billing

Standard Consulting fees from 2 May 2016:

During Normal Hours (8:00am – 6:00pm weekdays and 8:00am – 11:00am Saturdays)

Service Fees Medicare Rebate Gap / Out of pocket expense
Standard Consult (Level B) $77.50

$37.05

$40.45
Long Consult (Level C) $123.50 $71.70 $51.80
Pensioners
Standard Consult (Level B)
Long Consult (Level C)
Non Urgent Repeat Prescriptions

Bulk Billed
Bulk Billed
$8.00

Bulk Billed
Bulk Billed
N/A

$0.00
$0.00
$8.00
Health Care Card Holders
Standard Consult (Level B)
Long Consult (Level C)

$67.50
$102.15

$37.05
$71.70

$30.45
$30.45

Standard Repeat Prescriptions
Urgent Repeat Prescriptions

$10.00
$15.00

N/A
N/A

$10.00
$15.00

Although we do not routinely bulk bill our patients we do provide a service for bulk billing our Pensioners. Health Care Cardholders receive a discounted fee and private fees to non-card holders up to the AMA rate.

Please discuss any financial difficulties you may have with our fees with your Doctor.

Our friendly accounts staff will be able to advise the cost of specific procedures.

After Hours (from 6:00pm weeknights, Saturday evenings and Sunday & Public Holidays)

Bulk billing, pensioner or repat discounts are generally not accepted in after-hours clinics.

Visitors and itinerant patients are required to pay in full for after-hours services.

Service Fees Medicare Rebate Gap / Out of pocket expense
Weeknights (M – F)
Standard Consult (Level B)
Long Consult (Level C)

$84.50
$153.00

$37.05
$71.70

$47.45
$81.30
Saturday evenings
Standard Consult (Level B)
Long Consult (Level C)

$98.50
$168.50

$49.00
$83.95

$49.50
$84.55
Sunday and Public Holidays
Standard Consult (Level B)
Long Consult (Level C)

$98.50
$168.50

$49.00
$48.00

$49.50
$84.55

Fees

Hawkins Clinic determines its own fee structure because of the inability of Medicare fees to keep pace with inflation.

Patients are encouraged to pay for all consults on the day. Our TYRO Eftpos system allows patients to receive Medicare rebates back into their account within 11 seconds when they pay in full with their debit card. Alternatively patients can use their credit card and receive their Medicare rebate the next day into their bank account. Please note the only condition for the next day rebate is that patients need to have registered their account with Medicare for the rebates to be put back into their account.

The doctor is responsible at all times to determine the fee they feel is appropriate for the individual patient. Patients are encouraged to discuss with their doctor any difficulty they may have in meeting the consultation fee.

Below are our general fees for other types of consultations we offer-

Childhood Immunisations

Appointments for childhood immunisations are bulk billed where immunisation is the only reason for the appointment.

Paediatric Walk in Clinic (under 5 years with recent onset illness)

All consults are bulk billed for the walk in paediatric clinic at 11.00 am weekdays.

Non Attendance

If you are unable to attend your appointment and haven’t phoned the clinic to cancel in advance you may be charged a non-attendance fee. Patients with mobile phones are encouraged to register for SMS reminders which are generated from within our appointment software.

Private Hospital Patients

Patients who have elected on admission to be treated privately can request their normal doctor to provide care when they are available. The clinic duty doctor will continue this care during times when their normal doctor is unavailable. Private inpatients are charged Hawkins Medical Clinic fees determined by the doctor. Charges for inpatient attendance must compare with a dated written note of attendance in the patient’s hospital record.

  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • RANZCOG
  • The Royal Austrailian College of General Practitioners
  • Flinders University
  • GPA
  • Healthscope
  • GPEX