Tintenbar Medical Centre is a Private Billing Medical Practice and appreciate full payment of fees on the day of consultation. Our aim is to provider patients with a clear and consistent billing policy so that patients are fully aware of the costs associated with all of our services.
All consultation fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, credit card or EFTPOS. Accounts are unfortunately not able to be given. We use Medicare online so the Medicare rebate can be immediately refunded to your bank account. These facilities allow the surgery to directly lodge your receipt for Medicare refunds, saving time for patients.
•Children under 18 years of age & Department of Veterans Affairs
Children under the age of 18 with a Medicare card will be bulk billed. Gold and White DVA Card holders will be billed via DVA
•Pension Concession Card Holders & Health Care Card Holders
Health Care Card holders are eligible for a discounted rate on private fees. Please inquire with reception for more information.
If you are unable to attend for a scheduled appointment, please contact us to cancel or change your appointment time. A fee will be charged for failure to attend or cancellation with less than 2 hours’ notice. (Please note: this fee is not Medicare rebatable).
•Scripts & Referrals
If you require a Script, it is recommended you make an appointment to see your regular GP. However, if you have an arrangement with your GP a script can be requested by telephone with a fee of $10.00 ($5.00 for Aged Pension card holders). Please allow 24 hours for requests to be processed.
Please make an appointment to discuss referrals with your GP. However, if you have misplaced an existing referral, or need a repeat referral issued please call reception and arrangements can be made to issue these. A $20.00 fee is applicable.
All insurance claims will be privately billed on the first visit, UNLESS an approved/active claim number and insurance company details are provided. There is no Medicare rebate associated with this billing.
Any consultations requiring additional services may be charged a procedural equipment fee of between $10 – $50.
Travel vaccines will incur a private fee also for the purchase of the vaccine as they are not covered by Medicare.
Your doctor will explain any additional costs to you and obtain your consent prior to any treatment received.
•Transfer of Records Fee
Should you require a copy of your medical file, a signed authority is required. We can print your file copy of up to 35 pages for $22 and 10c per page for any additional pages.
Schedule Of Fees
M: 8:30am – 5pm
T: 8:30am – 5pm
W: 8:30am – 5pm
T: 8:30am – 5pm
F: 8:30am – 5pm
P: (02) 6687 8299
F: (02) 6687 8766
A: 12 George Street, Tintenbar, NSW, 2478