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Fees

Updated Fees
1/8/2022


Consultation Fees

CONSULTATION FEES*
For non-HCC holders
As of 7/6/2024

Short consultation (medical certificate/simple request/script) less than 6 minutes

Standard consultation of less than 20 minutes

Long consultation lasting longer than 20 minutes

Extended consultation lasting longer than 40 minutes

Our Fee : $42.50 MBS Rebate : $19.60 Gap Fee : $22.90

Our Fee : $90.00 MBS Rebate : $42.85 Gap Fee : $47.15
 

Our Fee : $164.00 MBS Rebate : $82.90 Gap Fee : $81.10
 

Our Fee : $240.00 MBS Rebate: $122.15 Gap Fee : $117.85
 

1)  Our Fee is the overall cost of your appointment (This is currently less then the AMA rate, the rate considered standard for general practice clinics.
2) MBS Rebate is the governments rebate to the patient
3) Gap Fee is the out of pocket fee 

* All fees are payable at the time of consultation 

COMMON PROCEDURE
FEES


 

*The fees on our site apply to residents within the Cairns and hinterland area. If you are reside outside of the region/area full fees apply.


 

Iron Infusion 

Simple Skin Cancer Surgery

ECG (Electrocardiogram)

Complex Skin Cancer Surgery - includes
Melanoma Flap/graft procedure 

Mirena/Hormone IUD Insertion

All Procedures have an out of pocket fee. 
This varies and is too much to outline online. 

The fees list can be found at reception for procedures.

After Hours consults available via phone

-          Public holiday; Sunday;

-          before 8am, or after 12 noon on a Saturday;

-          before 8am, or after 6pm on any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.

Private telehealth doctor always oncall
Fees $300 Out of pocket with an average rebate of $53.80 



 

Why are there fees?
1/09/2023

Yorkeys Medical is an established clinic providing high quality healthcare services for our patients.

 

The minor increase in government rebates to you, has not kept up with the cost of running a quality general practice service. We are unable to continue providing the excellent service you deserve, at a bulk-billing rate. For this reason we are now forced to charge a gap-fee for the majority of our consultations.

 

We will be charging the approximately the recommended fee, as specified by the Australian Medical Association (AMA), for the majority of our services, from 1st August 2022. This affects all of our patients, both existing and new patients of the practice.

  • We appreciate that some members of the community might be dissuaded from accessing healthcare because of costs.

 

For this reason we will continue to provide no-gap fees for the following:

  • All children bulk billed

  • All Healthcare card holders

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, holding a valid Health Care Card

  • Palliative care patients

The Government does provide reasonable rebates to you for some consultations and in these instances we can provide a no-gap rate for the following:

  • Chronic disease management plans, and review of those plans, every 3 months (eligible only for those patients with eligible chronic diseases, and only after 3 months since the last review)

  • Health assessments (once every 12 months for eligible patients)

Frequently asked questions:

I have been bulk-billed at this practice in the past, can I continue to be bulk-billed?

– Only if you meet the requirements outlined in section 1, above. We are unable to continue providing the current quality of care, at discounted rates.

What if I decide to switch to another practice?

– Yorkeys Medical can provide your medical record to your new practice without a fee.

I’m over 65 but don’t have a pension card, am I eligible for a reduced rate?

- No, the pension card is means-tested and we will follow that decision on assets and income.

I can’t afford your current rates, what do I do?

– You can write to your local member and request the Government review the rebates it pays you. 

-  For urgent medical care, you can attend your local hospital Emergency Department

- For mental health urgent care, contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Yarnline (ATSI crisis) 13 92 76

I’m only attending for results from my last consultation, do I have to pay a gap again?

- Yes, our current fee structure incorporates the time it takes your doctor to explain your results and to discuss a management plan with you.

Can I ask what I’ll be charged prior to my consultation?

- Of course, our complete fee structure is outlined on our website and available in printed form at reception.

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