At Piara Waters Medical we bulk-bill all patients who hold a valid Medicare card. If a procedure is not covered by Medicare you will be informed prior to your consultation.
Prior to any procedure, the patient will be informed of any potential treatment costs during the initial consult.
Pre-employment Medicals and Driving Licence Medicals: These are not covered by Medicare and costs will occur.
Surgery and Dressings: There might be a cost involved for consumables used during these types of procedures.
Please ask the Doctor or Nurse prior to any procedure if any out of pocket expenses will be incurred
All payments are expected on the day of the service.
For all non-Medicare card holders a list of our consultation fees is provided below:
If you do not hold a Medicare card, the consultation fee will be:
Standard appointments $65.00
(8am - 8pm Weekdays)
(8am - 1pm Saturdays)
After hours appointments $75.00
(All other hours)
Pre-employment Medicals and Driving Licence Medicals
These are not covered by Medicare and costs will occur.
Surgery and Dressings: There might be a cost involved for consumables used during these types of procedures. Please ask the Doctor or Nurse prior to any procedure if any out of pocket expenses will be incurred .
Did Not Attend (DNA) and Cancellation Policy
Due to the high demand for bulk billing appointments and the high number of non-attendances and cancellations for GP appointments, we will charge a fee of $40 per consultation or if a double consult a fee of $80, that is not attended or not cancelled within 4 hours of the appointment time.
If this account is not paid, a letter of suspension of services and the outstanding account will be issued. This letter will see your access to all services suspended until accounts are paid. There may also be the possibility of permanent suspension from the practice at the Doctors’ discretion for repeat offenders.
We have many wasted appointments every day and by introducing this policy we hope patients will consider cancelling their appointments so that others may access them if required.
If you have any concerns please speak Reception staff.
*In accordance with medicare regulations