We have included information below on our fees for the most common services that the doctors at Westside Medical Centre provide. Whilst these fees apply in most instances, it is important to note that many of the doctors at WMC are independent practitioners and as such may set their own fees for certain consultation or procedure types.
If your doctor's fees are going to differ from what is listed below, they will discuss this with you prior to proceeding with the proposed care.
You can download a copy of our schedule of common fees here.
Chronic disease management consultations will continue to be bulk-billed for all patients.
This includes yearly care plans, 3-6 monthly care plan reviews, and annual health assessments.
For patients with chronic (ongoing) conditions, regular and planned chronic disease review appointments are the best way for us to comprehensively manage your health care needs, and we encourage all eligible patients to make use of them.
Fees for procedures can range from $75.40 - $311.20 in total, but most have a standard gap of $53.50 for all patients.
This includes biopsies, skin lesion excisions, venesection, and treatment of wounds that need repair, haematomas, abscesses, ingrown toenails, procedures for contraception and most other procedures that we perform regularly.
Procedures which will have a different gap fee are listed below
Cryotherapy of more than 10 pre-malignant lesions (actinic keratoses/sunspots) will attract a gap fee of $21.40
Cryotherapy for other reasons, or less than 10 lesions, will attract a standard gap of $21.40, and a concession gap of $10.70
Iron infusions will be charged a gap of $64.20 in addition to the consultation fee
We do provide home visits, but in most instances we find that care is best provided at the surgery. Here we have the right infrastructure, staffing and equipment to provide the most effective medical care. In some instances your doctor may offer a home visit if they feel it is best suited to your individual situation.
WMC provides after hours care for times when the surgery isn't open. This service is operated by a variety of the doctors who normally practice at Westside according to a roster system. The on-call doctor will be able to access the medical records that your usual GP keeps.
The phone service fee will be $110.
If the doctor deems it necessary to see you out of hours, the minimum call-out fee will be $270.
Fees for visits at the surgery after hours are as below.