We understand the importance of clear and straightforward pricing in healthcare. That’s why we’re committed to being 100% transparent with our costs. Please complete the simple form below to help you navigate through our fee structure.
What is the Extended Medicare Safety Net?
If you’re enrolled in Medicare you’re eligible for the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN). Once your out-of-pocket medical expenses reach the threshold (below) in a calendar year, Medicare will cover up to 80% of any further out-of-pocket expenses you have for out-of-hospital medical services that are subsidised under the MBS.
You don’t need to register if you are an individual with no dependants. Medicare keeps a tally of all your out of pocket expenses and gap amounts. If you are part of a family or couple you will need to register online – that way you will reach the threshold sooner. You only have to register once.
EMSN Thresholds (2023)
- $770.30 – Concession card holders or Family Tax Benefit Part A
- $2,424 – All others
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:
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.