Services & Fees
Patient Consultation Fees
9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
Fees exclude Government Subsidies but include GST of 15%
|Age||Casual||Enrolled||Enrolled & Funded with CSC||Casual||Enrolled No CSC||Enrolled & Funded with CSC|
|14 - 17||$70.00||$50.00||$32.00||$120.00||$40.00||$13.00|
|18 - 24||$90.00||$65.00||$50.00||$150.00||$57.00||$19.50|
|25 - 44||$90.00||$65.00||$50.00||$150.00||$62.00||$19.50|
|45 - 64||$90.00||$65.00||$50.00||$150.00||$63.00||$19.50|
- Reduced rate for CSC holder applies for enrolled and funded patients only. (STANDARD MEDICAL CONSULTS ONLY)
- All fees above are based on 15 minutes consultation time.
- Extended consultations, longer than 15 minutes incurs an additional fee. ($90 for 30 minutes)
- Urgent or consultations without an appointment incurs an additional fee of $30.
- Additional fees apply for Disbursements, Supplies, Procedures, Medical Certificates, WINZ Certificates, Driving Medicals, Travel Insurance, Life Insurance, Insurance Pre-approval forms, Smears, Mobility Parking Certificates, Referral Letters, Liquid Nitrogen, Travel Vaccines, Ear Syringe, Email Consults, Telephone Consults, ECG, Spirometry, Dressing Fee, etc. Please enquire at reception.
- Adult: $30
- Under 14 years old: $15
- Failure to cancel an appointment with a minimum of 4 hours notice incurs a full consultation fee.
- For Housecalls = call out fee of $150 + consultation fee + travel time
- All fees must be paid on the day of consultation. Fees not paid on the day incurs an additional account fee of $25. Monthly
statement fee of $10. Accounts not paid within 90 days are handed to Baycorp. Patients are liable for all debt collection costs.
- Credit card fee 3%, Eftpos and cheque fee of 25 cents.
Our Services Include:
|General Practice & Family Medicine||Asthma Checks|
|Adult and Child Medical Care||Skin and Mole Checks|
|Well Baby Checks||Ear Syringing and Suctioning|
|Men and Women’s Health||Cardiovascular Assessments|
|Well Person Checks||Smoking Cessation|
|Emergency Medicine||Cervical Screening
|Family Planning||Pregnancy Tests
|Diabetes Checks||Repeat Prescriptions
|Minor Accident Care||Insurance Medicals
Adult and Child Medical Care
Your GP’s surgery is far more than a place to go when you are feeling unwell and needing a quick cure. The doctor who sees you has gone through an extensive medical training to equip her or him to help children and adults of all ages with a range of physical and emotional difficulties. GPs are at the centre of the healthcare hub and will be aware of services and expertise that are available locally and further-a-field. GPs are also aware of the link that stress and unhappy life events have on physical health so know when to suggest a talking therapy rather than medication.
Minor Accident Care
Primary care practices offer a range of services and are able to deal with most minor accident care. If they are not able to deal with an injury they will refer on to the appropriate service.
- Assesses your health and may reduce your chance of becoming sick
- Reviews your family history, lifestyle and includes a physical examination and tests
- Provides a personal report with recommendations on reducing health risks and improving your quality of life.
- Minor surgery is commonly provided in primary care practices, providing fast, competent removal and biopsies of skin lesions. Other services include cosmetic work such as removal of benign moles and skin tags. Ingrown toenail surgery is also commonly provided. These conditions do not need to be referred to a hospital, perhaps saving you a long wait or a cancelled appointment when a more serious case takes priority. If your doctor is unable to provide the procedure you need, he/she may know a neighbouring GP who does. Otherwise, the PHO will have a list of GPs trained in particular operations.
Skin and Mole checks
- Moles can be genetic and are often brought out by sun exposure. Most moles are innocent, but some are more unstable and may be associated with melanoma. We advise checking moles every 6 months, or sooner if a mole looks like it is changing.
- Each GP surgery or primary care practice will have its own procedure for repeat prescribing but the following rules are common to most, if not all. Patients who are well-known to the practice who have a stable condition like asthma, hypertension or diabetes could be allowed to get a repeat prescription for up to six months. Repeat prescriptions are never given to patients who are not known to the practice and there is probably a blanket ban on repeats for narcotics and other drugs that could be misused as doctors are expected to monitor these drugs carefully.
Cryotherapy refers to the treatment in which surface skin lesions are frozen using liquid nitrogen. It is a fast, effective treatment provided in many practices to treat viral warts, sun damaged skin, skin tags and many benign cosmetic lesions. It comes in a container with a nozzle and is usually applied by swab or spray. Often one treatment is all that is needed but sometimes it may need repeating after two weeks. Because it cannot be stored for too long, you will often find that your GP will treat a number of patients one after the other.
- Immunisation uses your body’s natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections. If you have been immunised and you come into contact with that disease, your immune system will respond to prevent you developing the disease, Immunisation also helps protect against the spread of serious diseases. For more information click here.
- Traveling overseas can expose you to different illnesses and health risks. Be sure to see your GP before traveling not only for travel advice but also for a general check-up and vaccinations. Most of the travel vaccines are usually non-funded vaccines, there will be a cost for the vaccines.
- Research indicates that all sexually active females between the ages of 25 and 70 should have a cervical smear test. A year after the first smear women should have another and thereafter every three years. This test detects abnormal cells which, if left untreated, could become cervical cancer. Very often these cells are made abnormal by a human papillomavirus (HPV) which is passed on by men during intercourse. Regular tests and treatment reduces the likelihood of this sort of cancer by around 90%.
- For more information about cervical smear tests visit the National Screening Unit website.
Well Baby Checks
- Well baby checks are done by Plunket but patients should be seen by the doctor for general check prior to immunisation
- Babies are checked periodically during their first year of life to ensure that they are developing correctly. The first appointment is usually a few days after the mother and child have returned home after the birth, then a fortnight later, then monthly up to four months then at six, nine months and at a year. Babies are weighed and measured to make sure that they are arriving at the various developmental milestones.
- Apart from checking an infant’s physical and emotional growth, these sessions provide a great opportunity for parents to ask questions from an expert and have any problem addressed; difficulties with breastfeeding or sleep for example. They are also used to discuss immunisations and vaccinations.