Bendigo Community Health Services needs your help to ensure everyone has access to the care they need.

All consumers who can afford a small out-of-pocket fee towards the cost of their healthcare will assist us in delivering the same care to the most disadvantaged in our community.

As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, all fees are directed back into improving and delivering our services and programs.

Billing practice changes will be introduced for some services delivered through our Women’s Health Clinic at 165-171 Hargreaves Street in Bendigo from August 30, 2019.

Non-concession card holders will be required to pay for a consultation and/or procedure and will be eligible to claim a Medicare rebate.

Consultation fees will be based on time and complexity.

In keeping with our commitment to provide equitable healthcare, the maximum out-of-pocket fee for a consultation will be $20 (higher for some procedures).

We have enclosed a Medicare form to register your bank details as this will allow any rebate to be paid quickly into a nominated account.

Please speak to our friendly staff on the day if you are unable to pay the fee for your consultation or procedure as you will not be refused care.

You can also call our reception staff on 5448 1600 to find out the approximate cost of your consultation or learn more about how we can help if you are unable to pay the fee.

 What services do I need to pay for?

Payment for the fees listed below can be made by card or cash on the day of your appointment.

Nurse appointment

Respiratory education - No charge

Smoking cessation - No charge

Spirometer testing - $7

Diabetes education - $5

Family planning - No charge

Practice nurse - No charge

Women's health clinic  - No charge

Quit clinic - No charge

Allied health appointment

Physiotherapy - $10 (consumables charge)

Podiatry - $15 (consumables charge)

Speech therapy - $10 per visit

Exercise physiology - First consultation $15, reviews $10 (healthcare card/concession). $20 first consultation, reviews $12 (no healthcare card or concession).

Programs

Pharmacotherapy - $22.50 per week

Family Day Care - As per current fees

Children's specialist services

Paediatric physiotherapy - $10 per long appointment, $15 per extended appointment

Paediatric podiatry - $10 per long appointment, $15 per extended appointment

Women's health clinic

Consultation - $20 gap fee

Antenatal visit - $20 gap fee

Pregnancy test - No charge

Procedures - $30 gap fee

IUD insertion/removal - $80 gap fee

Skin excision - $50 gap fee

Groups

Strength training - $72 affordable card, $96 flexible card. To get more detailed information on the different card options: click here

Walking - $25 per year (pro rata).

Falls and balance exercise program - $10 per session (no healthcare card). $6 per session (healthcare card or concession).  

 

For more information on fees or services and programs please call (03) 5406 1200 or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Last updated: June 2020.