Changes to Bulk Billing – 1st November 2022
It is with regret that Tanunda Medical Centre is no longer able to bulk bill our patients. We cannot sustain our comprehensive health service with the limited funding that the government provides through Medicare. In order for us to continue to provide high quality, local health care, with our skilled workforce, we have moved to private billing for all patients from November 1st, 2022.
We understand that this may cause our patients concern, and we want to ensure that people still feel able to access the high quality care that we pride ourselves on. For this reason, concession card holders have access to a reduced gap of $25. GP Management Plans through our “Living Well Clinic” continue to be bulk billed, as are DVA Gold card holders.
We encourage you to contact your federal member of parliament, who can be found at http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Members or the federal Minister for Health, if you feel that more assistance needs to be provided through Medicare funding.
If you are in a position of financial hardship, please discuss this with your doctor. If you have any questions, we encourage you to approach any of our staff, in the polite and considerate manner that our patients employ regularly. Thank you for your understanding.
Tanunda Medical Centre