Where can you find a bulk billing doctor?

Finding a bulk billing doctor just became much easier.

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

As many of you know, when you access medical services, you can be bulk billed or given a patient account for those services.

Bulk billing is when your doctor bills Medicare directly and accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for their service. This means you do not have any out-of-pocket expenses.

A patient account is when your doctor charges you a fee and you claim the appropriate portion of the schedule fee back through Medicare. The difference between the total account and your Medicare refund is called a 'gap payment'.

Many doctors bulk bill some of their patients, such as pensioners or health care cardholders. If your doctor bulk bills, you will be asked to sign a completed form after the service and will be given a copy.

How would you like access to a directory that lists all types of medical practitioners, from doctors and dentists to psychologists and optometrists?

Finding a doctor that bulk bills is now easier with the HealthEngine app.

HealthEngine is essentially a search engine for health services in Australia and it allows you to narrow your search to service providers that bulk bill, saving you hours of scanning through Google searches.

As well as helping to find bulk billing services, the HealthEngine app allows users to book on their phones. You can also book an appointment online.

Have you ever had problems finding a GP that would provide bulk billing?

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    Linda
    26th Dec 2018
    10:47am
    No bulk billing Dr's in Hobart according to this database. Just as I figured, don't get sick during the holidays if you live in Hobart. Private hospitals are on skeleton staff, and the public hospital is generally swamped, it could be a long time before you will be seen.
    Charlie
    26th Dec 2018
    9:54pm
    There are medical centers, sometimes called clinics that usually have a range of bulk billing doctors.

    Its good if you can find a doctor with his own practice that bulk bills, but I haven't come across one yet

    In the last 10 years the medical center I go to, has changed its address twice and I am on about my fifth doctor, as they don't seem to stay long before they move to a different location or private practice. It seems to be the way things are done these days.

    Spend only a few hours in hospital and the changing shifts will give you a range of different doctors and nurses. I always interrupt them when they pass on information from one shift to the next, but they are talking about me, not to me.


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