WFMP is a private billing practice and fees are payable at the time of consultation. A 15 minute standard consultation costs $70.
Additional fees will apply if a procedure or test is done by your doctor during the consulation, eg Spirometry test. You will be charged a higher fee for a longer or more complex visit. We accept cash, cheque, MasterCard, Visa or Eftpos. Accounts not paid at the time of consultation have a handling fee of $5.50. If you cancel an appointment, please let us know in sufficient time to transfer the appointment to someone on the wait list or you will be charged a cancellation fee. A list of usual fees charged is displayed in the waiting room.
MEDICARE ON-LINE CLAIMING
After you have paid your account in full, we can submit the claim to Medicare on your behalf, via a secure Internet connection. If you have given your bank details to Medicare, your Medicare rebate will be paid into your nominated account within 2-3 working days. You can register online at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/online or by visiting your local Medicare office. For your protection, the practice does not submit or retain any patient banking information.
Consultations for Veterans and some pensioners may be bulk-billed at the discretion of the treating doctor.
Repeat prescriptions without an appointment may be given as long as this is in your best interest (such as maintenance treatment of long-standing conditions), and you have been seen by one of the doctors in the last 2 months. Please give us 5 working days notice. A charge of $8.00 will be made for repeat prescriptions without a consultation.
Specialist referrals need prior discussion and examination unless they are for on-going treatment. Referrals will only be given without consultation if the previous referral was written by a doctor who is currently working at this practice. Please give us 5 working days notice. A charge of $15.00 will be made for repeat or on-going referrals without a consultation.