Cost

No fees are charged for:

  • Bulk billed medical (Medicare)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
  • Information and appointment service
  • Young people (12 - 18 years)
  • Children 0 - 2 years whos parents are on Health Care Card/Pension Card or low income
  • Financial counselling
  • People with temporary protection visas or who are refugees
  • Our asylum seekers clinic is free - available only at Greater Dandenong Community Health Service

 Why are fees charged?

  • Community Health Services receive funding from Commonwealth and State Governments
  • Both levels of government have a policy of "user pays"
  • The money raised from fees is put back into our health services program so that more people can benefit
  • Fees are much lower than the actual cost of the services

 Fees Charged:

  • $8 for Health Care Card individuals/families
  • $8 Pension card holders individuals/families
  • $8 Low income individuals/families
  • $12 Medium income individuals/families
  • $80 High Income (full cost recovery) individuals/families
  • $20 for non-medicare medical service
  • Groups range from $2 - $20
  • $31.45 for non-medicare medical services (excluding the asylum seeker clinic which is free)

 Limit to fees

There is a limit on fees you pay in any one fortnight.  If you receive three services from us in one fortnight you will not pay for any additional services in that fortnight (excluding medical services)

 Missed appointments

A fee of $10 may be applied when appointments are cancelled with less than 24hrs notice

Why are fees charged?

  • Community Health Services receive funding from Commonwealth and State Governments
  • Both levels of government have a policy of "user pays"
  • The money raised from fees is put back into our health services programs so that more people can benefit
  • Fees are much lower than the actual cost of the srevices