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Fees & Charges
Bedford Family Practice is a Private Billing Practice. Consultation fees for each type of appointment are outlined below. Fees are payable at the time of consultation by either cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard.

Individual doctors reserve the right to charge a reduced fee or bulk bill at their discretion.

Consultation Fees

Our Fee

Medicare Rebate

Out of Pocket

Standard Consultation




Long Consultation




Extended Consultation




Initial Standard Consult
apply to all New Patients. Except Saturday $95.00.

Aged Pensioners (Over 65) and Healthcare Card Holders

$10.00 discounted Fee Monday to Friday only. We can not accept expired Healthcare Cards or Pension Cards.

All Children under 13
Bulk bills Monday to Friday only.

Telehealth Service
Telehealth is a health appointment by phone call, connecting you with your GP is available to all patients that have attended the practice in the past 12 months and will be billed as per standard appointment rates.

Unattended appointment incur a fee of $25.00-$50.00

Saturdays Fees have an additional $5 loading on all item numbers.


Cancellation fee = $20 (if NOT cancel within 24 hours)

Why do I have to pay Out of Pocket?
To meet rising costs of running a modern doctor surgery, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has calculated a fair and reasonable costing model as above. Your Medicare (i.e. Free Government Health Insurance for all Australians) does not pay YOU the full amount as recommended by the AMA, hence there is a “GAP” or a difference between what is being paid to you by Medicare and the TRUE cost of providing you with expert & quality medical services. It is your responsibility to pay this “GAP” when there is one.

Like most GP practices, Bedford Family Practice has adopted to subsidize your true cost by charging you less than the recommended AMA fee.

Payment Methods
For your convenience, we accept Cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa. Administrative charges will be levied on overdue accounts.

Payment Options
Pay the FULL amount on the day and claim back your Medicare rebate.

With our Tyro's integrated Easyclaim patient can swipe their EFTPOS card through our EFTPOS machine and receive their Medicare rebate back within 3 mins.

Services NOT Covered by Medicare
Private fee will apply to:
- Employment and Diving Medicals
- Fitness to Drive Medicals (except for Aged or Medical condition)
- All Insurance Reports
- Cosmetic Procedures
- Telephone Consultations
- Letters of advice by GPs
- Issue of Death Certificate (except when doctor present to certify death)
- Cremation Certificate
- Group Attendances – group counselling, health education, weight reduction or fitness classes
- Health Screening Services: testing fitness to undergo physical training programs; vocational activities or weight reduction programs, examination and tests to obtain a flying, commercial diving, or other license, entrance to schools and other educational facilities, for travel requirements and for the purposes of legal proceedings
- Routine check-up with an extensive battery of diagnostic investigations are NOT Medicare rebatable

- Please ask your Doctor if there is any extra out of pocket expenses when you are being referred for blood test, radiology, private specialist and allied health provider.

Please refer to MEDICARE AUSTRALIA if you have queries about these laws –Medicare

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Last modified: 13/11/23