Appointments and Fees

Fees & Medicare

Due to a long-term freeze on Medicare rebates, and underfunding for Primary Health Care, we are not able to Bulk Bill everyone. Pensioners and Health Care Card Holders may be eligible for a discounted fee; all other patients may have an out-of-pocket expense. 

We appreciate full payment for attendances on the day, and a discount applies.

Our standard appointment is 15 minutes, but please consider if you will need a longer time with your doctor. Examples of this are for complex conditions, pap smears, full check ups, counselling, truck licence medicals etc.

You will receive a higher Medicare rebate for a longer consultation, but will have exactly the same out of pocket expense as for a standard attendance.


Face-to-Face Consult
Pay on the day
$30 gap
Pay  later
$38 gap
Telehealth Consult
Pay on the day
$10 gap
Pay later
$15 gap
Additional fees may apply for extended consultations, investigations or other services performed.
Payment in full on the day is expected for all attendances and a discount applies.
Procedures – Removal of Lesions, Sutures, Mirena insertion.
Unfortunately, the Medicare rebate does not cover the cost of consumables, equipment or nurse time – a private fee will apply with a minimum $50 out of pocket
We accept cash, credit card, eftpos or cheques. Our staff can lodge your Medicare claim electronically, and your refund can be paid directly to your bank account. When paying with Savings or Debit card, your Medicare Rebate can be refunded immediately to that account.

Our surgery is very mindful of particular cases where payment of fees may cause hardship; we hope you will feel comfortable in advising our staff if you are having difficulty with our accounts - doctors have discretion to extend the courtesy of bulk billing in appropriate situations.

Medicare Rebates

We can use EzyClaim through our Eftpos machines. This means you can have your rebate put back into an account instantly. You will need an Eftpos card with a cheque or savings account linked and your Medicare card, we will do the rest for you.

Or if you choose to pay with Credit Card, we can submit the claim online to Medicare and they will they will deposit into a nominated account you have given them details for.
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29 Albert Street, Gumeracha
SA 5233
(08) 8389 1009
(08) 8389 1655
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5 Wattle Street, Lobethal
SA 5241
(08) 8389 6364
(08) 8389 5400
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COVID - 19

During these uncertain times, you can rest assured that Gum Medical is doing the utmost to ensure that you and our staff remain safe. We have a number of procedures in place to limit your chances of exposure.
If you have any of the following symptoms, or are concerned that you may have been at an exposure site:
fever (a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher) or chills.
cough
loss of taste or smell
sore throat
tiredness (fatigue)
runny or blocked nose
shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
headache
muscle or joint pain
Please get a COVID test and isolate at home until you receive a negative result as per SA Health guidelines.
Our doctors will all be wearing fit-tested N95 masks and goggles that provide the highest level of protection reasonably possible.

You can help by wearing a mask while you are in our clinic and maintaining social distancing. To minimize the time, you spend sitting in the waiting room we ask that you wait for your appointment outside or in your car. You can let us know that you have arrived by checking in on the HotDoc app, otherwise ring the doorbell or call and let reception know on 8389 1009. We will then contact you when the doctor or nurse is available to see you.

We do continue to offer face to face appointments where appropriate, but ask that, if appropriate and safe, you consider a telehealth appointment instead.

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