As from 2013, bulk billing has been available to all patients holding a valid medicare card.
Consultations are generally not bulk billed in cases of work related injury* or for medical assessments required for employment or other statutory purposes. In these cases fees begin at $62.50 for a 15 minute consultation. GST may also apply.
*The Workcare Insurer or TAC may be billed directly, instead of to yourself, with documentation confirming a valid claim and Claim Number.
Obtaining Your Results
The results of any tests may be obtained at a follow up appointment or, by prior arrangement may be given during business hours via telephone or email. If you have privacy concerns in relation to email, you best choose the telephone option. Expect a response to emails within one working day. Copies of your results may be requested during a consultation. If your symptoms persist despite an understanding of test results being normal, please attend for a review.
In general, I prefer to issue prescriptions as part of a face to face consultation rather than leaving them at reception for collection. The same applies for provision of referrals to Specialist Practitioners. This is per guidelines of good medical practice.