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Barrack Street Practice is not a Bulk Billing Practice. We choose to Bulk Bill patients who are on a Pensioner Concession or Health Care Card, children under 16 years of age, DVA Gold Card and DVA White Card (specific conditions). If you do not fall into the above categories we are not obliged to Bulk Bill you.

Patients who have a Commonwealth Health Concession Card will be asked to present their card when attending a consultation in order to be bulk billed. If a current card cannot be produced you will be required to pay our normal “Pay on the Day” fee.

From the 3rd October we will routinely apply a $10.00 charge for all patients wanting to obtain a prescription without a doctor’s appointment. This charge will be applied irrespective of whether you have a Health Concession Card or not and it will not attract a Medicare Rebate. Payment of this fee will be required upon collection of the prescription.

Our current fees

Please Note a Fee increase will be applied on the 3rd October 2016


Full Fee
(Acct taken)

Your Out of Pocket Amount

Pay on the Day
(Discount Applied)

Your Out of Pocket Amount

Medicare Rebate

Short Consult - Item 3

$42.00

$25.05

$32.50

$15.55

$16.95

Standard Consult - Item 23

$88.00

$50.95

$78.00

$40.95

$37.05

Long Consult - Item 36

$140.00

$68.30

$116.50

$44.80

$71.70

Prolonged Consult - Item 44

$191.00

$85.45

$155.00

$49.45

$105.55

Private patients

Private patients are required to pay for their consultation in full on the day of their consultation. If paid for on the day a discount will apply. This helps us to keep our fees as low as possible and to ensure that we can maintain the range of services that we provide to you. If necessary, an account can be issued, however, our full fee will apply and no discounts will be available. We accept cash, cheques and have EFT facilities for debit and credit cards. We do not accept AMEX or Diners.

If you are having difficulty paying your fees, please talk to your doctor or to the Practice Manager. We would prefer to work out a mutually agreeable payment arrangement before it becomes an issue for you.

Privately billed consultations

The following consults will be billed privately:

  • worker’s compensation
  • third-party claims
  • pre-employment medicals
  • patients not registered with Medicare Australia, and
  • all overseas visitors.

Overdue Accounts

Accounts that remain unpaid for 30 days or more will attract an administration fee for each month that the account remains unpaid.

PLEASE NOTE: Barrack Street Practice uses Tasmanian Collection Service to follow up on payments on overdue accounts.

Failure to Attend Appointments

Please let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment at least two hours prior. This is a courtesy to other patients as it allows us to give the appointment time to someone else and also ensures our doctors do not waste their time.

If you fail to notify us that you won’t be attending your scheduled appointment, the Practice may charge you a non-refundable ‘Failure to Attend’ fee.

You cannot claim this fee back through Medicare Australia and we will not book another appointment for you until it has been paid in full.

Out of Surgery Visits

Our doctors do not routinely undertake home visits. A home visit may be arranged for some existing practice patients during normal practice hours if it is impossible to attend the surgery. Please discuss this with the nurse on duty. Please remember however, that house calls are time consuming and that doctors can usually see at least three patients in the surgery in the time taken to visit one at home.

Additional Fees & Charges

You are responsible for any fees and charges that arise from a test or referral requested on your behalf.

By agreeing to allow tests or referrals to specialists, you are consenting for your name, address, date of birth and current phone number to be provided for identification and billing purposes by the specialist.

Please enquire about any out-of-pocket expenses at the time of making your appointment with the provider of the requested test or referral.