Introducing Mixed Billing in our Practice

Access to healthcare for the community we serve is important to us. Ripley Medical & Skin Clinic unwavering commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare services we deliver is our top priority. To protect the sustainability of our practice and ensure the standard of the services we provide; Ripley Medical & Skin Clinic will now become a Mixed- Billing practice. This will allow us to maintain the highest quality of care we provide while still being able to address our patients with substantial needs.

Starting the 1st of September of 2022, we will be introducing the “Mixed-Billing” system. Most consultations are time-based and will incur private fees for patients who are not eligible under the bulk-billing criteria. Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, credit card or EFTPOS.

We are still able to bulk bill eligible patient groups for most of the consultation types:

  • Children under 18 years of age
  • Patients over 65 years old
  • Commonwealth Concession Card holders
  • DVA Gold Card holders
  • Health Care Card holders
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders

Fees & Medicare Rebates

Consultations (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Services Fee Rebate Gap Fee
Script (without appointment) $20.00 $20.00
Short Consultation $75.00 $39.75 $35.90
Long Consultation $120.00 $76.95 $43.05
Healthcare Card Holders, DVA and pensioners Bulk-billed $0.00 $0.00
Children under 18 years old Bulk-billed $0.00 $0.00
After 5:00 pm, Weekends & Public holiday
Services Fee Rebate Gap Fee
Repeat Script (without appointment) $20.00
Short Consultation $85.00 $51.80 $33.20
Long Consultation $130.00 $88.80 $41.20
Healthcare Card Holders, DVA and pensioners Bulk-billed $0.00 $0.00
Children under 18 years old Bulk-billed $0.00 $0.00

*All Workcover and TAC patients must pay on the day until their insurer provides a claim number to the practice.
*Other out-of-pocket fees might be applicable to:

  • Home visits
  • Discount home visits (for pensioners only)
  • Immunisation/Vaccines
  • Drive Medical Assessment (age 75 or more)
  • IV medicine management
  • Travel Medicine
  • Procedures
  • Reports
  • Pre-employment
  • Skin Treatment
  • Allied Health and Pathology services

*Cancellation Policy
Any appointments cancelled within 2 hours of the booked appointment schedule will attract a $20.00 cancellation fee to be paid on the day or the following visit.

Please call our reception at 07 5316 7868 for more information.