General Practice Information

FEES

Our fees are adjusted periodically to reflect the costs of providing a high quality medical service. All consultations must be paid for at the time of the consultation. Cash, cheque or credit card are acceptable. The clinic is electronically connected to Medicare through HIC Online and can process your Medicare claim for you.

Most consultations will be eligible for a Medicare rebate but some do not
(eg Pre-employment and insurance medicals).

Holders of a Health Care Card or DVA veterans Gold Card will be Bulk Billed for all eligible consultations.

Standard Consultation – $85.00

Please note that longer consultations and additional services (eg ECG or spirometry) cost more.

Please confirm the cost of your consultation and your benefit status with the receptionist when booking or on arrival at the clinic.

 

CONSULTATIONS

The Renmark Medical Clinic have 15 minute appointments with all fees payable displayed at reception. We are a cash on the day practice and a gap payment is charged for all patients. If you are a patient who hold a Government Concession Card, please present your current card at at reception so that your visit will be bulk billed. Patients unable to present a current concession card on the day will be asked to pay for their consultation.

Consultations involving dressings, ECG, urine pregnancy tests, removal of skin lesions, lung function and hearing test etc will incur an additional charge.

Antenatal and Skin Clinics incur additional charges, please discuss this with our reception staff at the time of making your appointment.

We regularly hold Chronic Disease Management clinics, Aged Care Health Assessment services for patients over 75 years of age. Please speak with the doctor if you would like further information.

 

WAITING TIMES IN THE SURGERY

There are many reasons why you may be kept waiting at the surgery. Please try to be understanding of the difficulties in keeping to schedule. Correct booking for longer appointments by patients and not arriving late for your appointment also prevents a backlog in the waiting room. You can ring before your appointment to check if the doctor is on time, or ask on arrival. We will try to keep you informed about delays.

 

PATIENT IDENTIFICATION

We request you present to the front counter when you arrive for your consultation. Why do we keep asking for your personal information? Patient identification ensures we deliver the correct treatment, care and results specific to you.

 

ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR

The Renmark Medical Clinic has a ZERO tolerance to any abuse that may arise, be it directed at the Doctor or Staff.  Any abuse will disqualify you from further medical care. The only exception is a life-threatening emergency.

 

INABILITY TO ATTEND

If you are unable to attend your appointment please ring the clinic and cancel. We ask that you give 4 hours’ notice. A charge of $27.50 will be made for failure to attend an appointment. If you have booked a double appointment the fee will increase to $55.00. This fee is not Medicare claimable and will need to be paid before you are able to make another appointment.

 

DEBT COLLECTOR

The Renmark Medical Clinic has engaged a Credit Management Company, Local Recoveries Group. If your outstanding account is referred to the collection agency then additional charges will apply.

 

PATHOLOGY

Blood tests are taken without appointments on weekdays from 8:30am-12 noon. They can only be done if your doctor has completed a pathology request form.  There is no fee for blood collection.

Please contact the clinic to follow up your test results. You should not presume that they are normal just because you have not been contacted. Reception staff will then advise if you are required to make a follow up appointment.

 

PRIVACY

For information on the how your personal health information is treated, please download our Privacy Information Brochure.