Change to Telehealth billing

Medicare has introduced item numbers for phone consultations in response to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.

Telephone consultations are privately billed and can only be provided for those patients who have had a face-to-face visit at this surgery, in the last 12 months.

Telephone consultations will only be bulk billed for pensioners/Healthcare card holders, for children 15 and under, and in some cases for very brief consultations.

For all other patients telephone consultations will attract a fee of $68 with a Medicare rebate of $39.10 for a standard consultation.

Telehealth is not available to new patients.