Do I need an appointment?
Consultations are by appointment. Our reception staff will be happy to assist you with an appropriate time. If your usual doctor is unavailable an alternate doctor will be offered.
Is Brighton Medical Clinic a Bulk Billing Clinic?
Our clinic is a private billing clinic, with an exception for Veteran Affairs Gold cardholders. Our fees are based on AMA rates and determined by complexity and time. A reduced rate is charged for children, healthcare card holders and pensioners.
Does the clinic offer home visits?
Home visits (within the immediate area) may be available after discussion with your doctor; however it is preferred for patients to visit the surgery.
Does Brighton Medical Clinic take new patients?
New patients are welcome to telephone the Clinic after 9.00am each weekday for any appointments that may become available on that day, however new patients are always welcome to schedule an appointment in the days ahead.
Are we able to get our travel vaccinations within our consultation?
Yes, Brighton Medical Clinic has all travel vaccines and is a registered clinic for Yellow Fever, together with certification.
Can I claim my consultation from Medicare?
Our Clinic can send your receipt online to Medicare at the end of your consultation, with your rebate paid directly from Medicare to your nominated bank account.
Can I claim my vaccines from Medicare?
Medicare will not pay for vaccines. If you have private health insurance with “extras” you may be able to claim a portion of the vaccines. A separate account and receipt will be issued at the time of consultation and payment.
Do I need to bring my Medicare card to each appointment?
It is appreciated if you do. Your Medicare number and current information is necessary for your details to be updated and correct.
Do I pay more for an appointment after 6.00pm or on the weekend?
Yes. There is an “afterhours” surcharge for all consultations 6.00pm onwards and on weekends. There are no “concessional” rates at these times for pensioners and children.