Northcote Medical

Our Fees

Fees at Northcote Medical

Northcote Medical is a private GP clinic. We welcome all patients to make an appointment with us at any time.

A booking with one of our doctors for a standard appointment will incur an out-of-pocket fee.

Fees are the same for in-person or telehealth consultations.

Bulk billing at Northcote Medical only applies to the following groups

  • If you are a current patient with us on a pensioner card and have previously been bulk billed, you will continue to be bulk billed for your appointments between 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday. Appointments outside of this time will incur a small fee. If you are a new patient, please see our fee table below.
  • Appointments for children receiving any of their scheduled immunisations under the National Immunisation Program and Victorian immunisation programs.

Our Doctors and staff work exceptionally hard to provide the best level of care that we can to each and every one of our patients. We are always thankful that you choose us to be a part of your health and wellness team. 

To ensure we continue to provide the level of care that you expect from all of us at Northcote Medical, from 1 July 2023 we will have a small fee increase for appointments. The out of pocket fee for your appointment will be $55 on weekdays and $70 on Saturdays.

Out of Pocket Appointment Fee Table Until 30 June 2023.

NEW RATES WILL APPLY FROM 1 JULY.

  • NEW PATIENTS: All new patients will incur an initial once-off $50 out of pocket fee.
Appointment/Service Weekdays 8-9am Weekdays 9am-3pm Weekdays
3 – 5pm

Saturday

No Bulk-billed Appts

Children under 16 $55 $30 $55 $70.00
Healthcare Card Holders $55 $30 $55 $70.00
Pensioners $55 $30 $55 $70.00
Standard Consultation $55 $55 $55 $70
Appointments with Dr Harry Hemley Weekdays 8-9am Weekdays 9am-1pm Weekdays
1-5pm
Saturday
Children under 16 $55 $30 $55 $70
Healthcare Card Holders $55 $30 $55 $70
Pensioners $55 $30 $55 $70
Standard Consultation $55 $55 $55 $70

Failure to attend an appointment:

Missing your appointment without prior notice means we cannot provide care to other patients who are unwell.  A “failure to attend fee” will apply should you fail to attend your appointment without notice.

  • $55 – applies to all patient appointments
  • At times, you might choose to book a double appointment for a longer consultation. Double appointments have an out-of-pocket fee of $85 weekdays and $105 weekends.
  • Additional fees may occur according to the service, time and requirements of your appointment with us.

If you have any questions about our fees, please speak with any member of our team.

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Appointments

Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time and GP.  Emergencies will always be given priority and our reception staff will attempt to contact you if there is any unforeseen delay or your GP has been called away.  Longer consultation times are available, so please ask our receptionists if you require some extra time.  All appointments made between 8.00 – 9.00am and 3.00 and 6.00pm Monday-Friday will attract a $55 gap fee.  This fee applies to ALL patients requiring appointments within these times.

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS:

For patients who prefer the convenience of making appointments online, you can find our practice at www.northcotedoc.com.au or via your HotDoc app.

Walk-in patients will be accommodated pending availability.

After Hours Care

We aim to provide a comprehensive and personalised after hour’s service. To contact a doctor from the clinic at any time ring 0409 822 254.  A $130 access fee will apply.  This practice is also a member of Doctor Doctor Locum Service. Should one of our Doctors be unavailable to provide a home visit on request, the locum service can be contacted on 132 660.

Home and Other Visits

Home visits are available for regular patients of this practice whose condition prevents them from attending the surgery.  At times a home visit may be neither safe or reasonable.  In these circumstances, alternative arrangements will be made. These may include: patient attendance at our or another health care facility during office hours or a multi-party appointment arrangement made.