FAQs

We believe that all Australians should have access to affordable health care when they require it.

1800BulkBill is a directory service providing communities with information relating to our nearest Medicare Bulk Billing medical centres that are also open extended hours.

Calling 1800 BULK BILL (1800 285 524) will connect you to one of our staff who will be able to assist with finding one of our centres that is closest to you.

We list our centres that provide bulk billing services and which are accessible to patients with extended hours.

There may be closer bulk billing medical centres, however they are not listed in this directory.

Opening hours for each centre may vary. Please refer to the location search function to find your nearest centre.

 

Most of our centres are walk-in centres so no appointment is necessary. At our walk-in centres you can see the first available doctor or a doctor of your choice.

As our centres are walk-in centres, you can see the first available doctor, however if you have a preference for a certain Doctor, you will be placed in a queue to see them provided they’re rostered for that day.

Every consultation is different so we are unable to advise an accurate wait time. However, if you attend the centre, you will be seen by the first available doctor.

Our centres are a walk-in service. However, if you speak with your doctor, an arrangement can be made depending on your circumstances. Please note that home visits are provided at the doctor’s discretion and may not always be available.

If you have attended the centre before, you can see a GP without a Medicare card provided you can show another form of identification. Otherwise, there will be an out-of-pocket expense.

Yes, bulk-billing is available for IVF. There are some out-of-pocket expenses which aren’t covered by Medicare including a blood test. You can expect to pay a total of approximately $810 per treatment cycle. For more information about Primary IVF or to speak with someone, visit https://primaryivf.com.au/

The government announced the closure of the Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme from 1 December 2013. No Medicare benefits will be paid for dental services provided under Medicare dental items from this date. The cost of any future dental services will need to be covered by the patient.

The Medicare Teen Dental Plan closed on 31 December, 2013. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), replaced the Medicare Teen Dental Plan from 1 January 2014. To find out of if you’re eligible or for any other enquiries, please contact Medicare on 13 20 11 or visit, www.medicareaustralia.gov.au.

Pathology is covered for bulk-billing only for Medicare rebatable tests as per the MBS (Mediare Benefits Schedule). Following the announcement from Medicare, the billing policy applies only to patients who are eligible for a Medicare rebate and for tests listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. If any of your tests are not covered in this schedule, you will not receive a rebate. You will need to pay for these tests in full. 

For more detail on personal and test eligibility, please contact Medicare on 13 20 11 of visit, www.medicareaustralia.gov.au.

Idameneo (No. 123) Pty Ltd and its associated companies are a part of the Healius group.

Bulk-billed items refer to conditions that are covered by Medicare and its qualifying criteria. Details are available at the Department of Health and Ageing’s Medicare Benefits Schedule. For more details, please contact Medicare on 13 20 11 or visit, www.medicareaustralia.gov.au