Billing Information

Better Health Medical Centre is a private medical practice. We have a billing system that provides clear consistent billing procedure.

Patients pay the following

Billing Details

  • Standard appointments (level B Medicare item 23)
  • – Private account $ 70 , Pensioners and Health Care Card Holders $ 60
  • Long appointments ( level C Medicare Item 36)
  • – Private account $ 100 , Pensioners and health care card Holders $ 90
  • Long appointments Level D Medicare item 44
  • – Private Account $ 150 , Pensioners and Health care card holders $140
  • Surgical Procedures: $55-$100* (Doctors will advise patients of such costs prior to procedures)
  • We bulk bill children under 16 yrs , DVA patients and eligible aged pensioners ( over 65 yrs)(Should have a valid Medicare card)
  • Patients who have a valid medicare card can claim their medicare rebate back in to their account through out Tyro EFTPOS machine

The following services will be bulk billed:

Services Details

  • Repeat Script Appointments
  • Immunisations completed by Practice Nurse
  • Flu injection consultations
  • Wound Care
  • INR testing and dosing
  • Weight loss consultations provided by the nurse
  • Aged based assessments for 45-49 year olds and 75+ Health Assessments
  • Allergy/Hormone injections
  • B12 Injections
  • Nurse Blood Pressure Checks

Free consultations are paid for by Medicare on behalf of the patient.

WorkCover consultations are billed at the rate determined by the Victorian WorkCover Authority for work related injuries and illnesses. All consultations require full payment on the day by the patient. Better Health medical centre bills the Victorian WorkCover Authority directly only if the Victorian WorkCover Authority has accepted liability and if you provide us with your Workcover claim number.

We can directly bill the DVA for veterans with gold cards, and for veterans with white cards for accepted illnesses. ission (TAC) Cardholders

TAC consultations are billed at the rate determined by the TAC for traffic accident injuries and illnesses. All consultations require full payment on the day by the patient. Better Health Medical Centre directly bills the TAC only if the TAC has accepted full liability, if you provide us with your
TAC claim number and if all excess payments have been met by you.

Specialist consultation fee structure

Specialist consultation fee details

  • Initial Consultation $250 Medicare rebate $130.20
  • Review consultation $ 150 Medicare Rebate $65.20
  • Complex consultation more than 45 minutes $ 350 Medicare rebate $227.7
  • Complex review $ 200 Medicare rebate $114

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