Priority Care Medical informs patients about the potential for out-of- pocket expenses for health care provided within our practice and for referred services.
It is known that the cost of treatment or investigations can pose a barrier to care. Providing information in advance to the patient about the costs of healthcare is an important component of informed decision making by patients. Our practice clearly communicates the potential costs of treatment.
Within the practice we provide information about the costs of treatment through;
- Information on our website
- A documented price list which is available upon request by the patient from reception
- Doctors/ nurses providing this information verbally to patients upon referral and prior to the undertaking of procedures which may incur a cost.
- Patients signing an informed financial consent form when they first enrol with our practice which documents our policy and the right of the patient to see our price list prior to the undertaking of any procedures
- The out of pocket expenses for common consultations and item numbers is available for perusal by the patient on a laminated sheet present in each doctors and nurses consulting room.
- Cost related to other medical services which do not attract a Medicare item number such as medical reports, missed appointments and electronic communications are documented in our price list
Our practice is not aware of the exact out of pocket costs related to services related to pathology, imaging, specialist or allied health but is aware there is some cost and is able to advise patients that there may be some a involved. Our staff will advise the patient to contact these services directly if they wish to know exact costs.
If the patient indicates that cost is a barrier to the suggested referral then our staff will discuss alternatives including the option of referral to public services.
Fees and Charges
Priority Care Medical is a Mixed Billing Clinic
Opening Special – All New Patients – First Visit Bulk Billed
PCM’s Bulk Billing Policy is provided for the following patients:
- Senior, Disability and Pension Concession Card Holders will be Bulk Billed
- Children under the age of 16 will be Bulk Billed
- DVA Card Holders will be Bulk Billed
- Health Care Card Recipients will be Bulk Billed.
Please Note: Other than as displayed above, Bulk Billing is ONLY at the discretion of the Doctor providing the service and is considered on a case by case basis. If you are experience financial difficulties please discuss this with you doctor at the time of your consultation.
If you have any specific questions on fees and charges please contact the medical centre on (08) 8448 1222.
PCM’s Privately Billed Patient Policy will cover all other patients.
Privately Billed Patients
A $25.00 gap will apply if full payment is made on day of consult. $30 gap will apply if not fully paid on the day.
Insurance and Workcover
Charged at the approved fees.
Fully accredited, Travel Vaccine Clinic.
All your travel vaccinations can be provided at Priority Care Medical. Please make an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss your travel plans and be advised which vaccination you may require and the cost involved. One of our trained nurses will explain and administer the vaccine.
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Please inform us at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. This allows us to offer this appointment slot to other patients who may have an immediate need to our care.
Cancellation fees will be applied if you fail to cancel your appointment 24 hours before the time. Cancellation fees are 50% of the consultation fee.
No Show Policy
Our time, as is yours, is very valuable and if you fail to show up for an appointment a cancellation fee will apply. Cancellation fees are 50% of the consultation fee