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Our fees

At Perth Home GP we offer two types of care:

Regular care

  • For people who have difficulty accessing care in a GP clinic
  • We become your regular GP and provide all of your care at home
  • Register Perth Home GP as your regular practice with MyMedicare to gain access to:
    • priority access to appointments in busy periods
    • bulk billed telehealth (concession card holder or under 16 yrs)
    • bulk billed care plans
    • access to Medicare rebates for longer phone consults

Collaborative care

  • Your existing regular GP is your primary caregiver and decision maker
  • Our mobile GPs provide you with care at home when your regular GP is not available
  • We keep your regular GP in the loop and send a report after every consultation

Out of pocket fees

Before reaching Extended Medicare Safety Net
Concession card or under 16 yrs with MyMedicareConcession card or under 16 yrsStandard fees
Home visit - business hours$139$139$149
Home visit - after hoursfrom $89from $89from $99
TelehealthBulk billedfrom $29from $39
Care planBulk billedBulk billed$99
Medicare rebate for longer phone consultYesNoNo
After reaching Extended Medicare Safety Net
Concession card or under 16 yrs with MyMedicareConcession card or under 16 yrsStandard fees
Home visit - business hours$28$28$30
Home visit - after hoursfrom $18from $18from $20
TelehealthBulk billedfrom $6from $8
Care planBulk billedBulk billedBulk billed
Medicare rebate for longer phone consultYesNoNo

When you reach the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) threshold you will receive 80% of your out of pocket fees back for the rest of the calendar year. The EMSN thresholds are $770.30 for concession holders and $2414 for others. You can check if you’ve reached the threshold in the Medicare app. Make sure to register your family with medicare to receive your full entitlement. More info here.

Billing FAQs

How can I pay

We accept Credit and Debit cards. We do not accept cash. Payment must be made during your home visit.

What is the Pay Doctor via Claimant (PDVC) scheme?

The Pay Doctor via Claimant (PDVC) scheme allows Medicare rebates to be paid directly to your doctor via a cheque issued by Medicare.

During your home visit, your doctor will ask you to sign an authority form to request your Medicare rebate(s). You will be issued a cheque by Medicare which you must then forward to Perth Home GP so your doctor can be paid.

We are not able to receive funds from Medicare by electronic transfer, as regulations prevent us from doing so as we are not bulk billing for our home visit services.

Where should I post my PDVC cheque to?

Please forward the cheque to:

Perth Home GP
PO BOX 420
WA 6011

What if I cancel my booking

We require 12 hours notice for cancellation of a home visit or telehealth appointment or a missed consultation fee of $50 is payable.

You will not be able to book with our service in the future until the payment is made.

Why are callout fees higher for daytime home visit?

The reasons why in-hours visit fees are higher is because:

  • We only charge you a callout fee and fund the rest of the visit from Medicare
  • Medicare rebates available to patients for after hours consults are significantly higher than for in-hours consults.
  • Given doctors receive less remuneration from rebates for daytime visits we must charge a higher callout fee to cover costs.

Why can I not book my after hours visit in advance?

Higher Medicare rebates are available in the after hours period for patients with unexpected illnesses (that cannot wait to be reviewed until the next in-hours period). It is for this reason that we are able to offer reduced callout fees after hours.

Medicare regulations prevent us from billing urgent items if patients are booked prior to the onset of the current after hours period. This is why we must wait until the after hours period before accepting bookings.

See our After Hours GP Home Visit page to learn more about the service and when we operate.

When can I claim a Medicare rebate for telehealth?

Some patients will be eligible to claim medicare rebates for Telehealth.

In order to claim a Medicare rebate for Telehealth you will need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have had a face to face consultation with Perth Home GP in the previous 12 months.
  • Children under the age of 12 months
  • People who are homeless
  • Patients receiving an urgent after-hours (unsociable hours) service (e.g the consultation occurs between 11pm and 7am and is deemed urgent by the consulting doctor).
  • Patients of medical practitioners at an Aboriginal Medical Service or an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
  • People isolating because of a COVID-related State or Territory public health order, or in COVID-19 quarantine because of a State or Territory public health order.

If you do not meet the above criteria at the time of the consultation you are not allowed to claim a Medicare rebate.

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