Fees and rebates

The Children’s Private Medical Group is a private fee-for-service clinic. Accounts are payable on the day of consultation by EFTPOS or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only).

Most medical consultations are eligible for a Medicare rebate if your child has a valid doctor’s referral. Referrals from general practitioners are generally valid for 12 months. Referrals from specialists are only valid for 3 months. Ongoing review beyond 12 months or attendance for a new problem will require a new referral in order to obtain a Medicare rebate.

The Children’s Private Medical Group offers Medicare Online claiming. Medicare online claiming allows the Medicare rebate for your child’s consultation to be paid directly into the bank account set up with Medicare.

Note that the Medicare rebate covers 85% of the government-scheduled fee for a particular type of outpatient consultation. Individual practitioners within the group may charge more than the scheduled fee resulting in a larger ‘gap’ between the total cost of a consultation and the Medicare rebate you receive. Please feel free to confirm fees with our reception staff prior to your visit.

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