COVID19 POLICY updated August 2021
IMPORTANT: Please call our clinic on ph 3367 8006 if you have an upcoming appointment and are: exposed to Covid19 OR have flu-like symptoms as you will not be able to enter the clinic. We can, however, in most instances convert your appointment into a telehealth (phone or video) consultation.
In the event of a lockdown or period of increased Covid risk in the community, we may contact you to change your appointment to telehealth.
Skype is our preferred platform for telehealth however telephone appointments are available. Please click here for link to Medicare “consumer” fact sheet regarding telehealth.
Fees for telehealth consultations are the same as face to face consultations.
To change your existing appointment to a telehealth consultation:
- Please contact our admin team on ph 3367 8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your best contact number or Skype ID for the telehealth consultation. Please click here to download Skype.
- Your doctor will contact you at the time of your scheduled appointment
We want to help our patients navigate this difficult time, so please call or email our friendly admin team if you require assistance or have questions.
Medicare Safety Net
- $2133 in out of pocket fees for all medical services delivered out of hospital in a calendar year, or
- $680.70 if you are a concession card holder or family receiving family tax benefit (A).
Medicare will automatically keep track of your progress towards the benefit for individuals. However, to receive this benefit as a family, the family must be registered for the safety net. Please click here for a link to the form to register a couple or family for the Medicare Safety Net
For more information contact Medicare on 1800 011 163, or visit their website
Fees & Billing
We are not a bulk billing practice and as such, payment is required to be made in full on the day of each appointment. This practice accepts cash, cheques, EFTPOS, as well as Visa card and Mastercard.
There are a number of ways to claim your Medicare rebate. To make claiming your rebate as easy as possible, please ensure you have registered your bank account details with Medicare. This means that Savoir Rooms can forward the claim electronically to Medicare on your behalf and the rebate then goes into your bank account.
Private health insurance does not cover outpatient psychiatric fees.
Cancellation fees may apply to appointments cancelled with less than two working days notice. Our cancellation policy exists to allow time for our waitlisted patients to be offered an appointment when it becomes available from a cancellation.