Co-Payment for all Saturday Medical GP Services – Update 1st July 2022

Saturday Appointments – both Telehealth & F2F

From Saturday 2nd July 2022, ALL Existing Patients who have been Bulk Billed directly to Medicare for weekday consultations (i.e. Active Patients seen prior 1st March 2020) will NOW be required to pay a GAP CO-PAYMENT of $40.00 regardless of AGE or CONCESSION CARD ELIGIBILITY, for ALL WEEKEND General Practitioner consultations both for Telehealth & F2F consultations. This fee may also apply if you book an appointment with a NURSE and a due to complexity a GP becomes involved with your care.

          Description                   Item           Fee                    MBS Rebate           Gap

  • Short consultation              23              $79.10               $39.75                     $40.00
  • Long/Complex Consult      36             $115.75             $76.95                      $40.00
  • Extended Consultation      44              $151.50            $113.30                    $40.00

Please note that DVA and Pension card holders who wish to see a GP on Saturday’s will be charged a gap co-payment of $40.00 for all medical services.

Patients who have had medical services at the Madison Medical Practice St Ives since opening in 2017 and prior to the 1st of March 2020, and have remained an “Active” patient of the Practice in our database ( i.e. As to the Royal College of General Practitioner guidelines – an “Active” Patient is someone who attends a practice 3 times within 2 years, to assist in maintaining good continuity of medical care) will be Bulk Billed directly to Medicare for weekday consultations. However will now incur a gap co-payment fee of $40.00 for ALL patients for Saturday F2F or Telehealth consultations. For those patients who haven’t attended the Practice to keep an “Active status”, will be charged Privately for all GP consultations weekday and Saturday rates.