Update from Saturday 1st October 2022:
To maintain our high quality of service, The Garden Family Medical Clinic will be making some slight alterations to part of our fees schedule. For more information on pricing and fees please contact one of our Healthcare Assistants by phone (61867992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
To provide suitable options for all patients, our mixed billing periods will change. The bulk billing of health care card holders and pensioner card holders will now run between 10am and 3pm daily, Monday to Friday. Children will continue to be bulk billed for standard consultations between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Different problems deserve different amounts of time. One way to be sure you have enough time to address everything you’d like to discuss is to ask our Healthcare Assistants to help you decide what type of appointment you need.
EXPRESS APPOINTMENTS (5 MINUTES)
i.e. Simple repeat script, medical certificate, referral, removal of sutures.
CLASSIC CONSULTATION (UP TO 15 MINUTES)
i.e. A single new symptom or illness, coughs and colds, cervical screening, fever, health check up, skin checks, kids tummy pains or headaches, constipation, asthma, eczema, diabetes management.
COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION (UP TO 30 MINUTES)
i.e. Multiple symptoms or concerns, new patient to the clinic, first antenatal visit, procedures (please book an appointment prior to your procedure appointment in order for us to plan for it), first contraception discussion, mental health consultations, long standing symptoms, second opinion on a complicated symptom.
EXTENDED COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION (UP TO 45 MINUTES)
i.e. Childhood development and mental health, case conferences, workers compensation and motor vehicle accident consultations.
RAPID KIDS CLINIC (5-10 MINUTES)
Quick and easy check overs of kids that are sick in the last 24-48 hours, for example ear, throat and chest checks, tummy aches or viruses.
Please note, if you feel your child cannot wait for this service, please visit your nearest emergency department for a more rapid review.
All Rapid Kids Clinic consults are privately billed at $70 minus the Medicare rebate of $39.75 ($30.25 out of pocket).
COMPLEX KIDS CLINIC (60 MINUTES)
This is an appointment for a ‘complex kids review’. This appointment will be booked with a GP and a practice nurse, and can be for any concerns you have about your child that may require a longer discussion including childhood behavioural difficulties, mood concerns, developmental delay, family support, NDIS applications, mental health care planning, chronic disease management. Your child is required to attend but there will be an opportunity to speak without them in the room. The first 15 minutes will allow the practice nurse to take some measurements of your child’s growth.
Whilst our GP’s will review conditions such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, they would need to refer you to a child specialist for formal diagnosis. The GP’s are happy to be a co-prescriber for ADHD based medications providing your specialist has authorised them to do so.
These appointments last for up to 60 minutes and are billed at $250 minus the Medicare rebate of $113.30 ($136.70 out of pocket).