Student Health - Fees
The fee charged for a consultation is based on the length and complexity of the consultation and this decision is left to the judgment of the doctor you see. A gap will generally not be charged for a review visit relating to the same medical problem.
^ The co-payment amount is the difference between Our Fee and the amount your OSHC insurer will cover under your OSHC Policy.
OSHC card holders
Please bring your valid OSHC member card to the appointment, so that we can directly bill your insurance provider. This means you will only be asked to pay the co-payment amount, following your consultation with the doctor. This is possible because we have direct billing relationships with the major OSHC insurers. Our direct billing OSHC partners are OSHC Worldcare, AHM, BUPA Australia and Medibank Private. This means the most you will pay on the day will never be more than $15, for any length of consultation.
Medicare card holders
The Medicare rebate covers a major part of the consultation cost (i.e. Our Fee). We ask that you pay Our Fee at the conclusion of your consultation. You can pay Our Fee in your preferred method (e.g. cash, debit card, credit card or cheque). The good news is that you no longer need to visit a Medicare office to claim back your Medicare rebate. Medicare Easyclaim allows the rebate to be paid directly into your bank account immediately following full payment of the consultation (i.e. Our Fee). For this to work, we will need you to bring along your Medicare card and a Savings or Cheque account card (Debit card). We will then swipe both cards through our Medicare Easyclaim equipped EFTPOS Terminal. The Medicare rebate amount is then paid back into your Savings or Cheque account within 10-15 minutes. So the 'out of pocket' expense incurred on the day is never more than $15, for any length of consultation.