Fees

Clinician

Appointment TypeFeeMedicare RebateExpected Out of Pocket
Initial consult - 75mins$650$233.75$416.25
30min follow up$275$119.50$155.50
50min follow up$370$164.90$205.10
Out of session scripts$50Nil $50

Cancellation Policy:


Please note that Dr French requires 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a booked appointment, otherwise a 50% cancellation fee will apply. Appointments cancelled on the day will be charged 100% of the consultation fee. Cancellation fees are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.

Appointment TypeFeeMedicare RebateExpected Out of Pocket
Initial consult - 60mins$525 $233.75$291.25
20min follow up$222$77.65$144.35
40min follow up$332$119.50$212.50
60min follow up$398$164.90$233.10

Cancellation Policy:


Please note that 48 business hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If this happens with less than 48 hours notice, a cancellation fee will apply, although this will be waived if your appointment can be filled. 20 min appt: $50 + GST. 40 min appt: $100 + GST. 60 min appt: $150 + GST.
Out of session scripts: Please try to ensure scripts are requested within a consultation. Out of session scripts incur a fee of $55.

Appointment TypeFeeMedicare RebateExpected Out of Pocket
Initial consult - 60mins$500 $233.75$266.25
30min follow up$250$119.50$130.50
50min follow up$350$164.90$185.10

Cancellation Policy:


Please note that Dr Francis-Taylor requires 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a booked appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 100% of the consultation fee, although this will be waived if your appointment can be filled. Cancellation fees are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.

Medicare Safety Net

The Medicare Safety Net is designed to help make it more affordable for people to receive private health care if they have multiple health issues and need more regular care.

 

Each year, Medicare automatically keeps a tally of all your Medicare-claimable services and counts your out of pocket costs (gap fees) towards the Medicare Extended Safety Net. Once your out of pocket costs each year (across all specialists, GPs and psychologists) reach a certain threshold amount, Medicare will pay back the usual rebate listed above PLUS 80% of the remaining gap fee for the rest of the year.

 

The threshold for individuals and families is currently around $2133 per year of out of pocket costs, or $680.70 per year for Concession Card Holders and Family Tax Benefit Part A). Gap fees for inpatient treatment do not count towards the Safety Net. You need to register with Medicare to have your family members counted as part of the same safety net threshold. Click here for more information.