For us to provide the best possible care to our patients, there is usually a small gap involved. We are not a bulkibilling practice. In some exceptional circumstances and where clinically appropriate, a one-off bulk-billed medical consult can be conducted under MBS item 291. In these circumstances, it is expected that the patient is well known to the GP and is referred with some specific issues. Further, it is expected that it is a one-off single attendance and a comprehensive management plan will be discussed with the patient and support person (preferred) during that meeting. After the consult, a detailed assessment report will be provided to the referring doctor within two weeks.
Given the complex nature of some psychiatric conditions like ADHD, Bipolar, substance abuse a one-off assessment is not suitable. Most of these conditions require ongoing inputs and please refer to our cost section for further information.