Fees

Understanding what you’ll be charged for your visit

Fees

Doctor's fees are based on the time you spend with the doctor, the number of issues you discuss and how complex those issues are. Some of our doctors are independent licensees so your fee will be dependent on which doctor you see. Private fees apply for most procedures. If you want more information about your doctor’s fee structure please speak with our reception team or with your doctor.

Allied health fees are set by the allied health professional you see and will vary. Please speak with our reception team or your allied health professional for more details on individual fees.

You will be issued with a patient account on the day of your appointment. This account must be paid on the day.

Prompt payment is appreciated.

Bulk billing

A patient who is bulk billed does not incur any out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, your doctor bills Medicare directly and accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for their service.

We offer bulk billing for:

Patients at risk of COVID-19 or who are in quarantine may also be bulk billed. Your doctor or allied health professional will decide if you are bulk-billed or receive a patient account.

Fees

Fees for COVID-19 telehealth appointments

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic all telehealth appointments were bulk billed. This has now changed.

Now, whether you come in and see us at Bendigo Primary Care Centre or use telehealth you will be billed the same way. That means you may be bulk billed, or you may receive a patient account, depending on your circumstances.

Your doctor or allied health professional will decide if you are bulk-billed or receive a patient account.

Patients who are not bulk billed will be issued with a patient account which must be paid on the day. Payment can be made over the phone with our reception team immediately after your telehealth appointment.

See the general fees and bulk billing information above.

For full details on telehealth appointments visit the telehealth page