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At Lockridge Medical Centre the quality care that you receive is a product of the dedication and expertise of our staff and a well-equipped facility. Unfortunately, the reality today is that Medicare bulk-billing rebates no longer cover the cost of providing high quality care. The costs associated with running a practice increase every year (staff wages, practice rent, cost of specialised equipment, computers and so on), but the Medicare return to practices has changed very little over the last 10 years and making it very difficult to sustain a quality practice on bulk-bill fees alone.
Lockridge Medical Centre bulk bill all children under 16 years of age, aged pensioners, health care card holders and Veteran Affairs card holders.
For patients 16 years and over and patients that don’t hold a health care card, Lockridge Medical Centre is a private practice. Our practice requires payment for consultations after your appointment. You may pay using cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card. A rebate can be claimed from Medicare. Please note all accounts not paid in full on the day will attract a higher gap payment which MUST be paid on the day.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty please speak to your doctor during your consult.
If you have a complaint, or any feedback (positive or negative) regarding our service, please feel free to ask to speak with the practice manager.
All consultations related to Motor vehicle, Workers Compensation or medical examination (driving, travel, insurance report) please ask one of our reception team members for a fee schedule.
Our consultation fees are reviewed annually
The procedure fee is to cover the cost of consumables, instrument sterilizing and dressings for all lesion removals and minor procedures. This fee is $40.00 including GST. This is payable at the time of the procedure or lesion removal.
Medicare cards, Pension Cards, Health Care Cards, Commonwealth Senior Cards and Veteran Affairs Cards MUST be shown at EVERY VISIT.
Payment of accounts will be accepted by : Cash, EFTPOS, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
*Outstanding accounts can be paid over the phone