Fees + Medicare

What do the fees cover?

Our fees are as such so that we can deliver the highest quality, personalised health care and are in line with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) recommended schedule of fees.

Please note that payment is required on the day of consultation. Please familiarise yourself with our cancellation policy.

Obstetrics

Please contact reception for a detailed quote of fees pertaining to obstetric care with Embrace Women’s Health.

Gynaecology

Initial Consultation (or existing patient with new condition or referral)
       – MBS item 104 or Telehealth equivalent: $250.00 (Medicare Rebate* $78.05 with valid referral)
Review Appointment
       – MBS item 105 or Telehealth equivalent: $130.00 (Medicare Rebate* $39.25 with valid referral)

In-rooms procedures such as IUD insertions and colposcopies involve additional fees, some of which are rebated by Medicare.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry fees and rebates vary, depending on the nature of your visit and the length of your consult. Please contact reception for an estimate of costs.

Sexology

Meg sees individuals and couples, both in person and via Telehealth. All appointments run for 50 minutes and are charged at $200.00 (inclusive of GST). Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice, and non-attendances, will incur the full fee.

online bookings

Payment is prior to appointment via Direct Deposit (Contact reception for details) or in person via Credit Card.

Physiotherapy + Pilates

Please visit our dedicated website | embracephysiopilates.com.au

Surgical Procedures

Surgery costs vary depending on the procedure type and your fund’s rebate schedule. We will provide an estimate and Informed Financial Consent prior to all elective procedures, that details any “gap” payable. You should also factor in the cost of your hospital excess (the price depends on your individual policy) and occasionally small out of pocket charges for surgical assistants, pathology or diagnostic imaging.

There are no additional charges for normal aftercare from a procedure.

Anaesthetic fees are separate and we will arrange a quote on your behalf.

Medicare Claiming

Medicare rebates apply for outpatient services and both Medicare and private health fund rebates apply to inpatient (hospital admitted) episodes.

In order to receive benefits from Medicare, make sure you have a valid GP referral and that you have linked your bank account details to your Medicare online account. Medicare stopped issuing benefit cheques on 1st of July 2016 so if you haven’t linked your bank account, you won’t get your refund!

Note: Medicare will only reimburse 85% of the MBS (Medicare Benefit Schedule) fee for a specialist consultation and 75% of in-hospital care. Sadly, the rebates (and schedule fees) lag well behind the cost of providing quality healthcare.

Medicare Safety Net

Once you have reached a threshold amounts in gap payments (gap between Medicare benefit and schedule fee) for a given calendar year, your rebates will automatically increase to a higher level. The Extended Medicare Safety Net covers outpatient visits, blood tests, ultrasound scans and other services. For more information, refer to: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/medicare-safety-nets

* Quoted MBS rebates as per 1st Sept 2022 schedule – page last reviewed or updated 23/09/2022