Fees and rebates

The Children's Private Medical Group is a private fee-for-service clinic. Accounts are payable on the day of consultation. Our practice only accepts EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard.

Most medical consultations are eligible for a Medicare rebate if your child has a valid doctor’s referral. It is the parent/guardians responsibility to ensure your child has a valid referral for each appointment to entitle you to receive the Medicare rebate if eligible.

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 which allows the Medicare rebate for your child’s consultation to be paid directly into the bank account set up with Medicare within 48 hours. You must be registered with Medicare to be able to access this service.

Both fees and Medicare rebates may be subject to variation over time, and the patient gap expenses are less if you have reached your Medicare Safety Net threshold.

Allied Health

The Children’s Private Medical Group offers HICAPS, an electronic health claims system that allows you to claim private-health Extras benefits at the time of payment. A health-fund membership card is needed to process your claim on the spot, and you pay the remaining gap if applicable.

If you do not have private health the consultation will either be a private account or through a GP care plan if eligible.

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