MedPlaza Fees

MedPlaza is a state-of-the-art medical practice. Our goal is to deliver exceptional care to you and your family.

We do things differently at MedPlaza. We use our experience and resources to provide you with the best care possible.

We have a team of health practitioners that can provide a wide range of services for your needs all under one roof.


Why do we charge fees and not bulk bill?

We are unable to provide the care that you deserve if we bulk bill. Bulk billing refers to the practitioner accepting your Medicare rebate as payment for the consultation. Unfortunately, over the years this rebate has barely increased while costs of running a practice have grown at a much greater rate. In fact, for many years Medicare rebates remained 'frozen' while costs of living continued to increase.

The practice is not a government facility but a small business and needs to pay rent, receptionist wages, nurse wages, medical supplies, utilities, accreditation fees, insurance, IT services and equipment, cleaning, etc. You may already be familiar with the discrepancy between specialist fees and low Medicare rebates.

The Medicare rebates are much lower than the AMA (Australian Medical Association) recommended consultation fees. To see the erosion of your Medicare rebate against the CPI over the years see this AMA document.

Other practices have decided to continue to bulk bill but this results in quick turnaround, careless consultations as the volume of consultations has to make up for the low rebates. This is not the way GPs at MedPlaza practise.

If you disagree with the constant erosion of your Medicare rebate we suggest discussing or writing to your local member of parliament.

What are our GP fees?

We charge a 'private fee' for GP consultations with the exception of children, students and DVA card holders. A Medicare rebate is available for those who are eligible.

A 'private fee' means that full payment for the consultation is required on the day. If you are entitled to a Medicare rebate it will be processed automatically and deposited in to your account in 2-3 days. The difference between the paid fee and the rebate received is the 'gap fee'. It is currently illegal to just charge a 'gap fee' and bill the consultation to Medicare.

Please review our schedule of fees below.

Please note that fees for some GP consultations may be covered by insurance, eg. Workplace or motor vehicle injury consultations. In these cases, the patient will be charged the appropriate fees until a claim number has been obtained by the patient.

If you are experiencing financial hardship please discuss this with your GP.

The fees are set by the doctors and reception does not have the authority to alter fees.

Who do we Bulk Bill?

We Bulk bill selected patients from Monday to Friday (see below) and all children up to and including age 15 on Saturdays as well.

Are Discounts available?

We charge a 'discounted private fee' for age pensioners and holders of concession cards. The 'gap fee' is significantly reduced for these patients.

What are our fees for other practitioners?

Dr Tony Liu, our visiting specialist paediatrician, charges a private fee to be paid at the time of the consultation and a Medicare rebate is available if eligible.

All Allied Health Services which include psychology, podiatry, dietitian, remedial massage and acupuncture, incur a private fee to be paid at the time of the service. Some services may be eligible for a Medicare or DVA rebates for valid cardholders. For some services, patients with private health insurance may receive a rebate (please check with your insurer). Please note that MedPlaza cannot enquire about your cover or dispute your received rebate amount. We use HICAPS to submit these claims to private insurance.


Schedule of GP Consultation Fees

Consultations Monday to Friday Full Fee Medicare Rebate Gap
Standard consultation | Level B

Single standard issue e.g. ear infection, urinary tract infection, coughs and colds, etc.

$70.00 $38.20 $31.80
Long consultation | Level C

Complex issues, or a list of multiple issues needing to be explored with your GP. Mental health care consultations or plan reviews

$110.00 $73.95 $36.05
Mental Health Care Plan | Item 2715

Mental health care plan for referral to psychologist under Medicare rebate

$130.00 $92.50 $37.50
Extended consultation | Level D

Multiple complex issues

$150.00 $108.85 $41.15
Saturday Appointment Surcharge
On Saturdays a further $10 is payable per consultation


Discounted Schedule of GP Consultation Fees

Available to patients on age pension and concession cards, Monday to Friday


Consultations Monday to Friday Full Fee Medicare Rebate Gap
Standard consultation | Level B

Single standard issue e.g. ear infection, urinary tract infection, coughs and colds, etc.

$50.00 $38.20 $11.80
Long consultation | Level C

Complex issues, or a list of multiple issues needing to be explored with your GP. Mental health care consultations or plan reviews

$85.00 $73.95 $11.05
Mental Health Care Plan | Item 2715

Mental health care plan for referral to psychologist under Medicare rebate

$105.00 $92.50 $12.50
Extended consultation | Level D

Multiple complex issues

$120.00 $108.85 $11.15
No discounts apply for Saturday Appointments

Bulk Billed GP Consultation/Service Fees Monday to Friday

with valid Medicare or DVA card

Children (up to and including age 15 also bulk billed on Saturday)
Students, including university and TAFE students
DVA Patients
Care plans, care plan reviews, health assessments (75 and over)
Some nursing tasks, e.g. ear syringing, vaccinations, wound review and dressings, Prolia and Vit B12 injections (depending on complexity)
Diabetes related consultations and review for patients enrolled in the practice's diabetes program

Other GP Consultation/Service Fees

Consultation or Service Full Fee Medicare Rebate Gap
Iron Infusion | Level C or D

Iron infusion procedure 1-2 bottles depending on time and complexity (patient to supply Ferinject)

$180.00 or $215.00 $73.95 or $108.85 $106.05 or $106.15
IUD Insertion | Level C or D + Item 35503

IUD insertion procedure depending on time and complexity (patient to supply IUD)

$220.00 or $255.00 $120.20 or $155.10 $99.80 or $99.90

IMPORTANT NOTE: The fees listed above are a guide, however, this list is not exhaustive. Our doctors or reception staff will be happy to provide you with an estimate of fees for services that fall outside of those listed above.