Welcome to Black Rock
MEDICARE FEE UPDATE
October 1st 2020
As of October 1st, Medicare has changed the eligibility criteria for telehealth consultations, and has reduced the payment for bulk billing. We have been absorbing the cost of this for our patients since March, but we are now unable to continue to do so.
Our usual private billing rates have now returned to normal for all consultations - this applies to phone, video & face to face consults. Please see our fees below.
For NEW PATIENT face to face consultations, please phone the clinic on 8202 3000 and one of our friendly Patient Advocates will conduct a brief COVID-19 safety questionnaire, and book you in for your visit.
For returning patients, video telehealth is still the preferred method of consultation with the safety of our staff and patients in mind. If the doctor determines that physical examination needs to take place, a face to face consultation will be arranged for that day.
Your Local GP in the Heart of Black Rock Village
We love our idyllic coastal community and we’re lucky to serve you as Black Rock’s local GP clinic. Supporting you in your individualised healthcare journey is our goal.
We are always looking for new ways to improve your healthcare experience. You’ll spend more face-to-face time with your doctor, and we’ll help you stay connected by embracing the latest technological advances.
Serving residents of Black Rock, Sandringham, Beaumaris, Mentone and beyond, the medical clinic is located on Bluff Road, with plenty of parking available in the next door public car park. The clinic is a short stroll from the iconic Black Rock Clock Tower and accessible from Beach Road and Balcombe Road.
We’ve re-imagined the medical practice experience and we think you’ll agree from your first walk in. We are clinical without feeling clinical!
As a full-service medical provider, some of the more common conditions we treat are:
· Pediatric health and development
· Mental Health and well-being
· Women’s health and fertility
· Men’s Health
· Immunisation and travel vaccinations
· Chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Osteoarthitis, Asthma, and COPD
· Cardiovascular conditions and hypertension
· Weight loss
· Minor procedures such as skin lesion biopsy and removal and joint injections
· Iron infusions
· Ear syringing
· Health Assessments including 45-49 years and 75+
· Dressing and wound management
Looking for Pathology Services?
Next Practice Black Rock offers a full suite of pathology services conveniently on-site.
Meet our care team
As experienced medical professionals, each member of the Next Practice Black Rock team brings with them a specific set of skills in order to help redefine the practice of modern health care. Whether you are in need of a GP, or need access to a mental health hub, we can help you. And no matter what ails you, you can always request a visit from Dogtor Paddy, our therapy dog.
Phone: (03) 8202 3000
Find an appointment
|Introductory Fee for New Patients||15-40 minutes||$99|
|Please ensure you book a New Patient Consult|
|Long appointment||15-40 minutes||$149 (Gap $75.05)|
|Standard appointment||15 minutes||$88 (Gap $49.80)|
|Extended appointment||40+ minutes||$199 (Gap $90.15)|
|Psychiatry new patient appointment (45 min)||45 minutes||$425 (Gap $193.35)|
|Psychiatry returning patient appointment (15 min)||15 minutes||$95 (Gap $56.45)|
|Psychiatry returning patient appointment (15-30min)||15-30 minutes||$190 (Gap $113.05)|
|Psychiatry returning patient appointment (30-45 min)||30-45 minutes||$285 (Gap $166.55)|
|Psychiatry returning patient appointment (45-75 min)||45-75 minutes||$380 (Gap $216.55)|
|Psychiatry returning patient appointment (75+min)||75+ minutes||$475 (Gap $285.35)|
|Psychology appointment (item 80110)||60 minutes||$170 (Gap $87.45)|
|Psychology appointment (item 80100)||30 minutes||$107 (Gap $19.55)|
|Failure to attend an appointment (without a valid reason or notification) will incur the following fees:||Notice required||Fee Incurred (Item DNA)|
|Psychology & Psychiatry||1 day prior||$100|
|GP's||min. 1 hr prior||$40 short/ $75 long|
|New patients require a long appointment.|
|Children under 16, Health Care Card & DVA White Card holders attract a discount.|
|DVA Gold Card holders will be bulk-billed.|
|Some consumables (eg. dressings) may be added to the fee.|
|Some consultations do not attract a rebate, due to Medicare rules. Please ask your doctor if you have any questions.|
|Please be advised that we apply a surcharge to all of our card transactions. 0.9% for Visa and Mastercard, 1.5% for American Express. These surcharges are calculated to cover the cost of processing card transactions.|