Doctors of Northcote is a private billing practice.
Fees are to be paid on the day of consultation.
Unpaid accounts exceeding 7 days may be charged an administration fee for debt recovery.
We do not accept cash, cheques, AMEX or bank transfers.
‘Out of Pocket’
‘Out of Pocket’ relates to the end cost, after your Medicare rebate is refunded to you ‘on the spot’.
The same ‘Out of Pocket’ fee applies for both in clinic and phone consultations.
Patients who don’t have a Medicare card, aren’t eligible for an ‘on the spot’ rebate. They will be charged the full consult fee.
Skin Check & Mole Mapping Fees
A full body skin cancer check will cost you $100 ‘out of pocket’.
Full body mole mapping, which includes a full body skin check, will cost you $200 ‘out of pocket’.
We recommend a 15 minute standard consultation for patients with simple medical needs.
For example, someone who might need a script or medical certificate.
A 30 minute long consultation is recommended for patients with more involved medical needs.
For example, mental health discussions, full skin check, travel health and post natal appointments.
The same ‘out of pocket’ fee applies for 15/30 minute appointments.
We understand our patients run busy lives and that you may need to cancel an appointment from time to time.
To give other patients a chance to be treated, please contact us at least 4 hours before your appointment time to avoid a cancellation fee.
A $40/$80 (single/double appointment) cancellation fee may be charged if an appointment is missed or cancelled with less than 4 hours notice.
WorkCover and TAC
WorkCover and TAC patients will be required to pay the usual practice fees and seek their own reimbursement from WorkCover or TAC.