We welcome new patients.
Please phone reception on 03 9514 0888 to request an appointment as a new patient. You may nominate your doctor of choice, or reception will allocate a doctor for you.
Completing this form prior to attending the clinic will save you some time. Please remember to bring your Medicare Card, Student Card or any concession cards with you, so we can record and verify these details when you first visit.
Appointments are required, and can be made through reception by phone or in person. Online appointment bookings are available, to existing patients only. Time can be made available for urgent appointments (e.g. PEP) by letting reception know you require urgent medical attention.
If you have a medical emergency, phone 000 or go straight to hospital emergency.
The standard appointment time is 15 minutes, however you can ask for a longer appointment if you have multiple health issues.
Our receptionists will ask you to confirm your name, address, and date of birth each time you phone for an appointment. This is required to ensure your correct identification, and to protect your privacy. Please assist our reception staff by providing them with enough information about your requirements, to ensure that the appropriate time is allocated for your appointment, and your appointment is made with the correct doctor. This will assist us in keeping to time.
Not all of our doctors are able to prescribe S100 drugs – if you require scripts for methadone or similar, you should state this at the time of making the appointment.
An SMS reminder message will automatically be sent to your mobile phone on the day before your appointment. You may opt out of this service by advising reception.
We request that you provide a minimum of 2 hours notice of cancellation if you cannot make your appointment. This allows us to reallocate your appointment to other patients on our waiting list who may need to see a doctor more urgently. Our doctors have the discretion to charge a $25 cancellation fee if sufficient notice is not provided. Your cooperation would be appreciated.
Prahran Market Clinic is a private billing clinic.
Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, Mastercard, Visa, American Express or EFTPOS. HiCAPS for private health insurance is available for some allied health consultations.
The AMA fee structure forms the basis of our billing policy.
This is a summary of our standard fees, effective from 1st July 2020.
Where procedures are involved, there are additional costs, which your doctor will discuss with you at the time of consultation.
Single Item Consultation
Item 3 (Level A) $42.00/$47.00
Medicare Rebate $17.50
Item 23 (Level B) $83.00/$88.00
Medicare Rebate $38.20
Long or Complex Consultation
Item 36 (Level C) $138.00/$144.00
Medicare Rebate $73.95
Item 44 (Level D) $208.00/$213.00
Medicare Rebate $108.55
Bulk billing is not guaranteed and is available only at the doctor’s discretion. Doctors will generally bulk bill pension or concession cardholders, Veterans, children under the age of 16 years, the unemployed and patients demonstrating genuine hardship, providing a Medicare Card is held. We are able to offer Medicare online for automatic claiming.
Saturday appointments are not bulk billed unless at the GP's discretion.
Patients wishing to have visits charged to a third party must provide evidence of claim acceptance or a contact person who can verify the claim. i.e. TAC or Work Cover claim number, a letter from your employer, or contact details.
Patients who are referred to other providers such as x-ray or pathology are advised that additional fees may apply. Enquiries should be made with the relevant provider to establish what is covered under Medicare or private health insurance.
Allied Health Professional's Fees
The Allied health Professionals are independent contractors who lease rooms from Prahran Market clinic. Patients will need to discuss with their Allied Health Professional their individual fees.
Repeat Prescriptions, Referrals & Test Results
We request that you phone and make an appointment if you require repeat prescriptions or referrals. Our doctors have a duty of care to ensure that repeat medication or referral remains appropriate, and a short consultation is required to check on this. These appointments can generally be accommodated same-day if urgent, and will generally be bulk-billed if there are no issues arising from the consultation.
Patients are encouraged to book an appointment to collect results and to take an active role in their health management.
Test results will be advised during a follow up appointment with your doctor. Nursing staff may also advise results over the telephone at your doctor’s discretion. Confidential test results, such as HIV results, will only be advised in person by your doctor.
Home Visits & After Hours
Home visits are available for regular patients of the practice who are unable to attend because of their medical condition.
Hospital, Hostel and Nursing Home visits may also be arranged with doctors at this clinic.
Our after hours service is provided by the Home Doctor Service. Our telephone is redirected to this service whenever the clinic is closed.
This service is a separate entity to Prahran Market Clinic, and has its own billing policy.
Recall & Reminder System
We use a combination of mail. SMS and email to remind patients of important dates and follow ups e.g. vaccinations, pap smears, significant check ups & reviews.
Prahran Market Clinic is committed to providing quality health care to all patients. If you require an interpreter or have any special access needs, please inform reception when booking your appointment.
Complaints, Compliments & Suggestions
If you have a problem we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to talk to your doctor. You may prefer to write to us or contact the Practice Manager. We take your concerns, complaints, compliments and suggestions seriously. The Practice Manager can be contacted via email email@example.com
Alternatively you may wish to contact the Health Services Commissioner, Tel 1800 1336 066, or
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) www.ahpra.gov.au