Fees

Choose your health cover category above to learn about any fees that may apply to your Night Doctor visit.

Home Visit rates

Out-of-pocket fee

(the gap)

Max up-front consultation fee

(incl. the gap)

Booking before 9pm $65 $201
Booking after 9pm $85 $245
Booking after 11pm $105 $265

** A $20 surcharge applies on weekends, and a $40 surcharge on public holidays.

Medicare will pay for most of the cost of your visit. Medicare requires us to take the gap payment + the Medicare rebate upfront. You will be issued a receipt to allow you to claim your rebate back from Medicare. Speak to our receptionist to learn more.

Telehealth rates

An out-of-pocket fee is payable for Telehealth for all patients including those with Medicare or DVA cover. We no longer bulk bill Telehealth appointments as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.

Out-of-pocket fee

Booking before 9pm $65
Booking after 9pm $85
Booking after 11pm $105

Home Visit rates

Out-of-pocket fee

(the gap)

Max up-front consultation fee

(incl. the gap)

Booking before 9pm $49 $185
Booking after 9pm $59 $219
Booking after 11pm $69 $229

** A $20 surcharge applies on weekends, and a $40 surcharge on public holidays.

Medicare will pay for most of the cost of your visit. Medicare requires us to take the gap payment + the Medicare rebate upfront. You will be issued a receipt to allow you to claim your rebate back from Medicare. Speak to our receptionist to learn more. Patients must show a valid commonwealth concession card to the doctor on their arrival to be eligible for concession rates. Eligible cards are: a Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by either Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Telehealth rates

An out-of-pocket fee is payable for Telehealth for all patients including those with Medicare or DVA cover. We no longer bulk bill Telehealth appointments as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.

Out-of-pocket fee

Booking before 9pm $49
Booking after 9pm $59
Booking after 11pm $69

Home Visit rates

Out-of-pocket fee

(the gap)

Max up-front consultation fee

(incl. the gap)

Booking before 9pm $49 $185
Booking after 9pm $59 $219
Booking after 11pm $69 $229

** A $20 surcharge applies on weekends, and a $40 surcharge on public holidays.

Medicare will pay for most of the cost of your visit. Medicare requires us to take the gap payment + the Medicare rebate upfront. You will be issued a receipt to allow you to claim your rebate back from Medicare. Speak to our receptionist to learn more.

Telehealth rates

An out-of-pocket fee is payable for Telehealth for all patients including those with Medicare or DVA cover. We no longer bulk bill Telehealth appointments as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.

Out-of-pocket fee

Booking before 9pm $49
Booking after 9pm $59
Booking after 11pm $69

Home Visit rates

Out-of-pocket fee

(the gap)

Max up-front consultation fee

(incl. the gap)

Booking before 9pm $65 $201
Booking after 9pm $85 $245
Booking after 11pm $105 $265

** A $20 surcharge applies on weekends, and a $40 surcharge on public holidays.

You must show a valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card to the doctor on their arrival to be eligible for OSHC rates. You will be charged 'No Health Cover' rates if you do not have a valid card.

Telehealth rates

An out-of-pocket fee is payable for Telehealth for all patients including those with Medicare or DVA cover. We no longer bulk bill Telehealth appointments as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.

Out-of-pocket fee

Booking before 9pm $65
Booking after 9pm $85
Booking after 11pm $105

Home Visit rates

Out-of-pocket fee

(the gap)

Max up-front consultation fee

(incl. the gap)

Booking before 9pm $0 $0
Booking after 9pm $0 $0
Booking after 11pm $0 $0

We bulk bill all DVA Gold patients. You must show a valid DVA Gold card to the doctor on their arrival. If you do not have a valid card you will have to pay for your visit and claim the rebates from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Telehealth rates

An out-of-pocket fee is payable for Telehealth for all patients including those with Medicare or DVA cover. We no longer bulk bill Telehealth appointments as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.

Out-of-pocket fee

Booking before 9pm $0
Booking after 9pm $0
Booking after 11pm $0

Home Visit rates

Out-of-pocket fee

(the gap)

Max up-front consultation fee

(incl. the gap)

Booking before 9pm $0 $0
Booking after 9pm $0 $0
Booking after 11pm $0 $0

We bulk bill all Aged Care Facility patients.

Telehealth rates

An out-of-pocket fee is payable for Telehealth for all patients including those with Medicare or DVA cover. We no longer bulk bill Telehealth appointments as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.

Out-of-pocket fee

Booking before 9pm $0
Booking after 9pm $0
Booking after 11pm $0

Home Visit rates

Out-of-pocket fee

(the gap)

Max up-front consultation fee

(incl. the gap)

Booking before 9pm $0 $0
Booking after 9pm $0 $0
Booking after 11pm $0 $0

We bulk bill all Disability Care Home patients.

Telehealth rates

An out-of-pocket fee is payable for Telehealth for all patients including those with Medicare or DVA cover. We no longer bulk bill Telehealth appointments as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.

Out-of-pocket fee

Booking before 9pm $0
Booking after 9pm $0
Booking after 11pm $0

Home visit rates

Visit fee

Booking before 9pm $265
Booking after 9pm $285
Booking after 11pm $305

** A $20 surcharge applies on weekends, and a $40 surcharge on public holidays.

We will issue overseas travellers with a receipt to allow you to claim the visit fee back from your insurer.

Telehealth rates

Telehealth fee

Booking before 9pm $200
Booking after 9pm $200
Booking after 11pm $200

There are three components to your bill for home visits:

  1. The gap. This is the out-of-pocket fee for your visit
  2. The maximum upfront consultation fee. This is the maximum amount you will have to pay for your consultation, and consists of The gap plus the Medicare rebate you are entitled to from Medicare or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) fund.
  3. Additional fee(s) occasionally apply for optional procedures and are fully refundable by Medicare or OSHC funds. These fees will only be charged if necessary and with your consent.

A gap fee is essentially the out of pocket cost to the patient for a medical service. It is the difference between the fee patients pay for a consultation and what they will receive back from Medicare.

Medical Practices use Gap fees to clearly indicate to patients their out-of-pocket costs, as Medicare billing is complicated and the overall cost of the consultation can not often be calculated until after it is completed.

You need to make sure you have sufficient funds available on your card to make the payment. When you book, the maximum upfront cost (excluding additional optional procedure fees) will be told to you by our receptionist.

We will ask for your card details at the time of booking. No funds will be taken from your card until the doctor attends for your home visit.

If you are unable to pay at the start of the visit then the visit will be terminated and you will be sent a bill for a missed appointment, to cover the Doctor’s time spent navigating to your house. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Home Visit Consultations

We bulk bill the following patients for home visit consultations:

  • Veterans with DVA Gold cover
  • Patients in Aged or Disability Care Homes

To ensure Night Doctor remains operational we increased our fees on 14th June 2021. This has been necessary to cover operational costs and to attract doctors to work for the service.

The after hours industry has been devastated through both Medicare cuts and the introduction of regulatory changes that have made it extremely difficult for services to operate (such as preventing companies from marketing). Many Doctors have left the industry leading to a widespread shortage of Doctors providing after hours home visits.

As a result, in the last year, there has been a 40% drop in the amount of after hours services provided to patients in Australia despite increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Three after hours services in Perth have collapsed and all surviving services have seen a substantial decrease in operations. This has resulted in a significant increase in pressure on local Emergency Departments and the ambulance service who are now having to see more patients who could have been managed at home by an after hours GP service.

The current bulk billing Medicare rebates are insufficient to attract doctors to work after hours and weekends as they can earn more in a GP practice in the daytime. Even with our previous gap fees we were unable to attract enough doctors to service the demand and have been forced to turn away many requests everyday.

To address these concerns, we have had to raise our fees, including adding a $20 additional charge at weekends. We hope this change will allow us to attract more doctors to provide care to our patients.

Yes. You will be charged $160 and you will not be able to claim any of the money back from Medicare. You will not be able to use our service again until the bill has been paid.

We are able to offer a translation service to patients. Please inform the receptionist at the time of booking if you wish to have a translator arranged for the consultation and what language you wish the translator to speak.

The cost of translation is $35 per 15 minutes.