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 kept as small as possible.
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 5406 1200 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.
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 with funding - First consultation $18-$21.40. Reviews $13-$15. Please note: Our Exercise Physiologists will discuss with you if you are not eligible for FUNDED services and what this mean for you to continue to access the BCHS physical activity 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
Strength and conditioning - $10 per session with the purchase of a 10-session card. Casual sessions $20. **
Falls and balance exercise program - $10 per session with the purchase of a 10-session card. Casual sessions $20. **
** Please note you may be able to claim a rebate on fees if you have extras private health insurance. Please discuss with your insurer.
Type 2 Diabetes Group Exercise Sessions: No fee (Medicare funded) with a referral from your GP.
Last updated: July 2021