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Fee policy

We are a mixed billing practice with some bulk billing available. More details to come shortly including a full fees list. Please contact reception for more details.

Bulk Billing

Bulk billing simplifies healthcare costs for those with valid Medicare or Medibank coverage. Essentially, it means that individuals do not need to pay out of pocket when visiting a GP for issues covered by certain services.  Click here for services where private fees apply. 

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Medicare Safety Net

For those requiring frequent medical consultations or regular medical tests, the associated costs can accumulate. The Medicare Safety Net serves as a financial safety net, offering additional relief by minimising out-of-pocket expenses for individuals or families receiving numerous out-of-hospital services throughout the year.

How It Works

If an individual or family surpasses a specific threshold in gap payments within a calendar year, Medicare reimburses 100% of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) fee for out-of-hospital services. It's important to note that this may not cover 100% of the out-of-pocket costs, as the treatment fee could exceed the schedule fee, resulting in potential additional expenses.

For single people, there's no need for action as Medicare will automatically provide the higher benefit once the threshold is reached. However, couples and families should register to allow Medicare to monitor the collective medical expenses. This registration requirement applies even if all family members share the same Medicare card, and it only needs to be completed once.

Within the context of the Medicare Safety Net, as per Medicare, a family is defined as:

  • A legally married couple or a couple in a de facto relationship, with or without dependent children.
  • A single person with dependent children.

It’s important to note that Medicare defines dependents differently for the Medicare Safety Net. In this context, a dependent is someone whom the family contact or spouse financially supports and is:

  • A child dependent aged under 16 years of age.
  • A student dependent aged between 16 and 25 years of age who is in full-time employment.

Medicare Safety Net Threshold

The Medicare Safety Net threshold covers various doctor visits and tests. Some services included are:

  • GP and specialist consultations
  • Ultrasounds
  • Pap tests
  • Blood tests
  • CT scans
  • X-rays

Medical services not covered by Medicare and in-hospital services are not part of the Medicare Safety Net. Admission to the hospital, including surgery, doctor visits, and tests during hospitalisation, falls outside the scope of the Safety Net.

You can view more information about the Medicare Safety Net on the Medicare Australia website, or you can contact the friendly staff at Narangba Station Medical Centre and ask any questions

Need a prescription or referral?

Please use self service form here where you can place an online request. If you are an existing patient of the practice and the doctor approves this, an administration fee will apply. 

Call us or book your appointment online

Bookings can be made online using our easy to use booking platform with AutoMed Systems. If you prefer to speak with our team, you can call us on 07 3521 4333.

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