AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

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Consultation Fees

(subject to change without notice)

Consultation typeFeeRebateCost out of pocket
Level B$61.00$39.10$21.90
Level C$98.00$75.75$22.25
Level D$143.00$111.50$31.50
Antenatal$72.00$49.05$22.95

Please note::
  • We do not provide certificates or reports for work compensation, motor vehicle accident injuries, or any third party claims.
  • All fees must be paid for at the end of each consultation.
  • We accept cash, EFTPOS and credit cards but not cheques.
  • We will not create accounts for or send invoices to any third party.
  • After receiving full payment, we will provide a tax invoice with which the client can claim back from their third party insurers.
  • For clients with valid Medicare cards, we can assist with sending claim to Medicare via secure internet so that Medicare benefit will be deposited directly onto the EFTPOS card used, or into a bank account registered with Medicare.

Vaccine Costs

VaccineCost
TYPHOID FEVER$62
HEP A & TYPHOID$153
HEPATITIS A$61
HEPATITIS B$21
YELLOW FEVER$99
INFLUENZA$10

Private Billing from 1st May 2018

To Our Valued Clients,

Avoca Street Medical Centre has become a primarily private billing practice since 1st May 2018.

List of consultation fees.

The reasons for this change in billing policy are:

  • Rising cost of running a modern medical practice: rents, electricity, WHO-standard vaccine fridge maintenance, software and computer maintenance, accreditation fees, staff traning and wages, office overheads, etc.
  • Medicare rebate freeze: The Australian government has frozen Medicare rebate since 2015. The minimal rebate increase in July 2018 is not keeping up with the rising cost of running a GP practice.
Our staff can help send your claim to Medicare via secure internet. Once processed, your Medicare benefit will be deposited directly onto the EFTPOS card you used, or into the bank account you have registered with Medicare.

A limited number of clients will continue to be offered bulk billing, including:

  • Veteran Affairs clients.
  • Pensioners, Health Care Card holders - who have been seen at this practice regularly since before 2011.
  • Children under 16 years of age - who or whose parents have been seen at this practice regularly since before 2011.
We understand that this policy change will somewhat affect you financially but hope that you support our struggle to maintain high level of medical services for you.

Please leave comments at our feedback page on www.avocastreet.com.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Avoca Street Medical Centre management team. 15th March 2018

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Immunisation and Health Check




No Jab, No Pay – Immunisation Requirements

To meet immunisation requirements and be eligible for their full rate of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A, children need to be immunised in accordance with the National Immunisation Program early childhood vaccination schedule, on an approved catch-up schedule or have an approved exemption.

From 1 July 2018, families with children who are not immunised according to the early childhood vaccination schedule appropriate for the child’s age (and do not have an approved exemption) will have a reduction applied to their FTB Part A child rate for each child who does not meet the immunisation requirements.

Vaccine objection (previously known as conscientious objection) is no longer an exemption category. Families with children aged over 12 months who do not have an approved exemption — for example a medical exemption (medical contraindication or natural immunity certified by a recognised immunisation provider) or, in very limited circumstances, a Secretary’s exemption — are not eligible to receive their full entitlement to FTB Part A for that child.

For further information visit the Department of Human Services website.

Healthy Start for School - Health Check Requirement

In addition to the immunisation requirements, if an individual receives FTB Part A and the individual or their partner is receiving an income support payment during the income year that their child turns four, they need to make sure their child gets a health check before the child’s fifth birthday.

State and Territory based health assessments or a general health check provided by a local GP are acceptable health checks. For example, an individual may meet the requirements of this initiative if they have completed the three year old check outlined in their child’s personal health record book.

From 1 July 2018, a reduction will be applied to an individual’s FTB Part A child rate from the child’s fifth birthday if the health check requirement is not met, or if the individual does not notify the Department of Human Services that a health check has been completed, by the child’s fifth birthday. The reduction will apply for the corresponding number of days that the individual or their partner received FTB Part A and an income support payment during the income year that the child turned four.

For more information visit the Department of Human Services website.

For people who do not speak English, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is accessible from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.

The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.

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