South West Medical Centre is a private billing medical practice and we are committed to ensuring that our fees are transparent and patients fully understand the out of pocket costs associated with their medical care. There will be no out of pocket fees payable for patients with Pension/Healthcare/DVA Cards, patients must show their entitlement card to receive bulk billing consultations.
We also do not charge an out of pocket fee for GP Management Plans, GP Management Plan Reviews, Annual Health Assessment for patients over 75 years and childhood immunisations.
Consultation fees must be paid on the day of the consultation.
A full list of fees is available in the waiting room.
If your GP refers you to an external provider, out of pocket expenses may apply. We encourage all patients to asks about the out of pocket expenses prior to making appointments with other services providers and if cost is a barrier please discuss alternatives (ie Public v’s Private) with your GP
We ask that if you are unable to attend an appointment that you contact reception staff as soon as possible to cancel or reschedule your appointment. You are required to provide at least 1 hours prior notice when cancelling your appointment.
Should you not cancel your appointment within the timeframe, South West Medical Centre will issue a penalty fee of $20 which must be paid in full prior to any further appointments being booked.
To our valued patients, we will be increasing our fees from the 1st of October 2023. While we try to keep the price increase to a minimum, from time to time we need to review our fees due to the rising cost of running a Medical Centre.