Appointments and Fees
Please take the time to read through the information below about our fees, appointments and doctor visits out of hours or off-site.
Cheltenham Medical Centre is a mixed billing clinic
Fees are charged for your consultation but may vary depending on a number of factors. These may include the timing, length of consultation, and the complexity of medical issues.
The following fees are representative;
Type of Consult
Out of Pocket
Bulk billing is available for the following;
Home visits and after hour visits are available and are all privately billed
- Children 15 years and under
- Commonwealth Government Pension Card Holders
- DVA Card Holders
- Care Plans (GP Management Plans, 45-49 Care Assessments)
- Reduced Fee for Health Care Card
Please note that all after hours consultations will be privately billed.
A Theatre Fee will be charged for all procedures. The charge will vary according to the complexity of the procedure. This fee is additional to any fees for medical dressings or medical supplies used.
Payment is required on the day and can be made via cash, Mastercard, Visa or EFTPOS. We also provide online Medicare claiming. A $5 accounting fee will apply for non-payment on the day of consultation.
Monday to Friday
Children 12 years and under will be bulk billed. Saturday & Sunday private billing only.
Patients holding a Commonwealth Government Pension Card (Blue Card) or a Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card will be bulk billed.
Patients holding a Commonwealth Government Health Care Card (Green and Yellow Card) will be privately billed at a reduced fee.
Patients holding a Commonwealth Government Seniors Health Card (Pink Card) will be privately billed at a reduced fee.
All other patients will be privately billed.
Saturday, Sunday Morning and Public Holidays Private Billing Only
Every effort is made to adhere to appointment times, however emergency cases do occur. We recommend you attend one particular doctor regularly, however as we practise as a team, continuity of care will be maintained by seeing any of the doctors if your doctor is unavailable. If you have a number of problems, require a full check-up, pap test or procedure, please inform the receptionist who will make a longer appointment.
We encourage our patients to see the doctor of their choice and to assist this, all doctors are given regular hours to work so their patients will be aware of when their doctor is working.
After Hours Medical Care
One of our doctors is available for urgent, after-hours telephone consultation on 03 9584 3055.
Our doctors will discuss your problem with you over the phone and develop a plan to manage your condition. This might involve a clinic consultation the next day, a home visit, a transfer to hospital or some other treatment.
Alternately you can attend the following:
Mulgrave Private Hospital
Corner Police and Gladstone Roads, Mulgrave, Victoria
03 9790 4250
Holmesglen Private Hospital Emergency Department
490 South Road, Moorabbin, Victoria
03 9567 9700
These are private hospitals, where out of pocket expenses will be incurred, with payment required on discharge.
There are other public hospital alternatives:
Monash Health Clayton
246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria
03 9594 6666
Monash Health Dandenong
135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria
03 9554 1000
Alfred Health Sandringham
193 Bluff Road (corner Edward Street), Sandringham, Victoria
03 9076 1470
Poisons Information Centre:
phone 13 11 26
phone 13 11 14
phone 1300 22 46 36
Visits to Private Homes, Institutions and Hospitals
These visits are privately billed with $95 for a visit in standard hours and $180 for an out of hours standard visit.
We encourage patients requiring a doctors visit to phone as early as possible in the day to notify us as visits are usually made between 1pm and 2pm.