Frequently Asked Questions

I just need a quick doctor’s appointment, can you fit me in?

We keep a few appointment slots open each day for last minute bookings, because we understand that medical problems don’t often happen when it’s convenient for you, or with prior warning.

 

I have a specialised medical need, do you have a doctor who can help?

Our GPs have a wide range of skills and special interests, so it’s highly likely we can help. Give us a call on 4258 4242 or see our list of specialisations and service offerings here (link to services page).

 

How much does it cost for an appointment?

Our price range is flexible, depending on the length of your visit.

Your out-of-pocket expense will range from $24 to $50 after the Medicare rebate, which can be refunded immediately if needed. Discounted fees apply to pensioners.

Our pricing levels reflect the complexity and level of service for your visit. All costs are clearly communicated in advance.

 

What does ‘meaningful medicine’ mean?

‘Meaningful medicine’ acknowledges that, when it comes to health, one size does not fit all, and one doctor may not have all the answers.

It’s a genuine patient-centred approach to health that is effective and targeted, and takes into account your complex, personal needs.

Your environment, relationships, work, diet, pressures and social connectedness all have an effect upon your health. ‘Meaningful medicine’ takes all these factors into account.

 

What kinds of activities can I get involved with at Village Practice?

We’re connecting Illawarra locals with their community and environment through classes and education sessions, cooking and gardening demonstrations, walking clubs and social groups. Stay tuned for more details to come!

 

I’m going to have a baby – what sort of support services can Village Practice offer?

Our antenatal shared care program with Wollongong Hospital offers the combined support of our local GPs and obstetric specialists at the hospital. New parents will also benefit from our nutritional assessments, antenatal classes, and through forging connections with other new mums and dads who are experiencing same challenges.

Pricing

Consultation Type Length (min) Practice Fee* Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket Cost*
Level A 00 - 05 41 16.95 24.05
Level B 05 - 15 79 37.60 41.40
Level C 20 - 29 122 72.80 49.20
Level D 40 - 49 156 107.15 48.85
DISCOUNTED Level B 05 - 15 58 37.60 20.40
DISCOUNTED Level C 20 - 29 96 72.80 23.20
Iron Infusion 30 142 72.80 69.20

*Discounted fees are applied to ALL pension card holders over 65, and follow up appointments of children will be bulk billed.