Are you taking new patients?
Yes, new patients are welcome. Please contact our reception on 9298 8555 to book your appointment.
What are the costs to see a doctor?
A standard 15min appointment is $87.50 if paid on the day or $92.50 if paid later, rebate of $39.10 can be claimed from Medicare
A long 30 min appointment is $166.00 if paid on the day or $171.00 if paid later, rebate of $75.75 can be claimed from Medicare
Procedures will be privately billed. Your doctor will provide an estimate of costs and out of pocket expenses at the time of your consultation. Procedures cannot be billed until the Histology Report is received from Pathology. This usually takes a couple of weeks.
Aviation Medicals $260 and $317 including ECG
Do you bulk bill?
No we do not bulk bill as we are a private practice. Pensioners and children over 12 are offered a reduced rate. We do bulk bill children 12 years and under.
We offer Easyclaim so that you can claim your Medicare rebate straight away. For instant payment of your rebate you can use a cheque or savings card or if Medicare has your bank details we can send it online.
Do I need an appointment for a script or referral?
To ensure proper management script requests are not taken over the phone. We ask that you book an appointment.
A re-referral may be requested by telephone. New referrals require that the patient be seen by the doctor. Referrals cannot be back-dated. Referrals have a currency of twelve months, please check with your specialist to see if your referral is still current. Your request will be available after 24 hours and a charge of $25.00 is payable on receipt.
How do I get results of recent tests?
We request that you make an appointment for follow up with your doctor for X-Ray, CT, MRI, mammograms and ultrasounds results.
For all other results, please phone our nurses, if they are busy our receptionist will take a message.
If your doctor would like you to repeat a test in the future, our surgery is now sending secure mobile notifications to tell you when the tests are due or to visit the clinic. For more information please follow the link: SMS Reminders
What is a ‘Health Message’?
Glen Forrest Medical Centre is now sending secure mobile notifications to tell you when you are due for repeat tests or to visit the clinic.
For more information: SMS Reminders
Are fees likely to change?
With increasing costs of maintaining a Medical Practice and with the freezing of rebates by the Federal Government, it is highly likely that our fees will increase, in the form of a higher co-payment.
What is a GP Registrar?
A GP Registrar is a qualified doctor who is training to become a GP through a period of working and training in a practice.
They will usually have spent at least two years working in a hospital before you see them in a practice and are closely supervised by a senior GP or trainer.
Can I book online?
Please note not all bookings can be made online, if you require a nurse you will need to call the surgery.
If you are unsure, please call reception for more information 9298 8555.
What do I need to do if I wish to transfer my notes to another practice?
You will need to speak to your new practice to complete and sign a release form that they will then forward to us.
Once we receive the request one of our receptionists will contact you regarding payment of a $25 administration fee.
This fee covers registered post, staff time, materials used eg. paper, envelopes, discs etc.
Payment can be made over the phone, in person or by EFT (internet banking)
Once payment is received we will then send your medical records to your new practice.
How can I give feedback
Please feel free to talk to the doctor or our Practice Manager. For confidential comments there is a Suggestion Box in our waiting room or you can email our Practice Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel there is a matter you wish to take up outside, you can contact the Office of Health Review on GPO Box B61, Perth WA 6838, telephone 9221 3675.