Please be advised that as of 1st July 2022, fee adjustments will be made at Providence Medical Shoal Bay and Anna Bay. This will also include Telehealth item numbers.
Due to the Medicare rebate incremental increase of only 1.6% and growing inflation, we, unfortunately, have no other option but to limit our direct billing to Medicare (bulk billing) and increase fees for many items. This may include patients holding Concessions Cards and kids under the age of 16. These increases will be updated on our website and displayed at the Practice.
This is the first increase we have applied in three years but is now required so Providence Medical Shoal Bay and Anna Bay can continue to provide you and your family with safe, high-quality medical care whilst also covering the rising cost of operating a practice in Australia.
Your GP and our staff will explain or answer any questions you may have regarding these changes.
Telehealth appointments from 1st July are to be booked online using HotDocs. You will be required to provide your card details for payment when booking your appointment, and you will be charged the applicable fees following your consultation with your GP.
We thank you in advance for your understanding, and as always, we are committed to continuing to provide you and your family with the high-quality clinical and patient care from our GPs and Practices team