Beachside Medical Centre is a Mixed Billing Practice weekdays and Private Billing on weekends from the 27th March 2023.
Payment is required at the time of your consult.
Please note, on weekdays, the following services are still bulk billed:
- Children under 16 years of age
- Patients with a current Health Care Card
- Pension Card Holder
- DVA Gold Card Holder
|Weekday Fees||Fee $||Medicare Rebate $|
|Saturday from 1pm and ALL day Sunday||Fee $||Medicare Rebate $|
Unfortunately, due to the rising costs of staff wages, insurances, medical supplies and utilities, grouped with the fact that for many years, Medicare rebates have failed to keep up with the inflation and do not reflect the cost of delivering high-quality general practice services. The cost of running a practice has continued to rise annually. It is financially no longer possible to continue to provide high quality medical service whilst bulk billing all of our patients.
Consultation is by appointment. Urgent cases will be seen on the day of request and will always be given priority. Appointments can be made by telephoning the practice, booking online or by visiting the practice in person.
Longer consultations are available; please advise reception if you require extra time when booking your appointment. If you require an insurance medical, review of a complex health problem, counseling for emotional difficulties or a second opinion about someone else’s management, please book a longer appointment. This may involve a longer wait but your problem will get the attention it deserves. Please bring relevant letters and test results from other doctors.
No Show and Cancellation of Appointment less than 1hours of notice
Please notify reception well in advance (minimum 2hr prior) if you are unable to attend an appointment. Failure to attend will incur a $30 cancellation fee.
If you or a family member require an interpreter service, we can organise this for you, please let us know when you make an appointment.
Comments & Suggestions
If you are unhappy with any aspect of the care you receive from this practice, we are keen to know about it. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org