SmartClinics is a growing network of modern day family medical centres delivering best practice services with a focus on comprehensive health assessments and treatment outcomes. The Group was founded in Brisbane in 2011 and operates as a leading provider of General Practice in South East Queensland. The Group has expanded to North Queensland with clinics now operating in Townsville and Cairns, as well as two newly acquired clinics in Devonport, Tasmania.
At SmartClinics, our patients are at the centre of every decision we make. By understanding what is most important to you and your family, we’re able to deliver the better quality healthcare that every patient deserves.
All bulk billing will be at the discretion of the Doctor and private consultation fee’s will be implemented as usual. This will be reflected for telehealth bookings on the website and online bookings. Please note should you choose to bulk bill patients the incentive fee and doubling of incentive fees will be ceased.
Carseldine medical centre is a private billing practice. Fees are as follows:
PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE BILLING BELOW AND NOTE THERE IS NO BULK BILLING DURING 5PM-6PM AND AFTER HOUR FEES WILL APPLY.
Private Fee’s patients over 16 years of age with no Health/concession/pension card:
Private fee Rebate Gap
Standard Consult $77.00 $38.75 $38.25
Long Consult $130.00 $75.05 $54.95
Prolong consult $180.00 $110.50 $69.50
Discounted Fee’s patients between 5-16 years of age OR health/concession/pension card holder:
Discounted fee Rebate Gap
Standard Consult $60.75 $38.75 $22.00
Long Consult $97.05 $75.05 $22.00
Prolong consult $132.50 $110.50 $22.00
After hours Fee’s: AM-6:00am- 8:00am, PM-5:00pm-8:00pm + Weekends. No HCC/ pension discount available.
Our fee Rebate Gap
Standard Consult $95.00 $38.75 $56.25
Long Consult $150.00 $75.05 $74.95
Prolong consult $200.00 $110.50 $89.50
Our Billing explained
We are a private billing medical practice and appreciate full payment of fees on the day of consultation. We use Medicare online so the Medicare rebate should be back into your nominated account within 48 hours OR we refund via tyro straight back your savings card.
What is bulk billing?
Bulk billing means that the doctor is paid directly by Medicare, on behalf of the patient. This means that the amount paid for each medical service is the amount set by the Australian Government. Note that some consultations such as occupational and Workcover consultations are not covered at all by Medicare and need to be paid for privately.
Do you bulk bill?
Some services are bulk billed, this includes consultations for all children under the age of 5, childhood immunisations, care plans and Government funded health assessments. All other bulk billing is to the Doctors discretion.
Why don’t you bulk bill everything?
Unfortunately, the amount set by the Government for a consultation is insufficient to cover the costs of providing a high quality medical service, use of the practice rooms and facilities, staff and amenities.
“We value our doctors and think they are worth more than the small value the Government puts on their service!” We want to attract and maintain the very best General Practitioners and maintain a very high-quality service.
At the same time having lived as students for many years our doctors well understand financial difficulty and have the discretion to bulk bill when there is a bona fide financial need.