This message is to notify that starting 5th September 2023, Starhill Medical Centre will become a mixed billing practice.
After much consideration, we have decided to stop bulk billing on certain visits.
This is because the operational cost of running our practice has been steadily increasing especially in recent times for medical supplies, staff wages, insurance, equipment etc. Though the Medicare subsidy has increased, it’s still well below the Consumer Price Index over the last several years. As a result, we are left with no choice other than to introduce “mixed billing”. This means aside from the circumstances mentioned below, there will be a gap fee applicable.
We will continue to bulk bill patients 16 years and under, anyone with a valid Concession / Health Care Card / Pension Card and DVA card holders
We have decided a minimal fee for our standard consults as below for those not eligible for bulk billing as mentioned above.
Standard Consultation Cost : $65.00 (Out of pocket: Only $23.80)
Long Consultation Cost: $120.00 (Out of pocket: Only $40.30)
For more details, visit our website under “Fees & Policies” page. Starhill Medical Centre is a one stop centre for your entire family. We continue to provide quality health care to you and your entire family.