Fees, Medicare, Private Health

 

Fees and Medicare

Consultation fees are payable directly to the practice and you can claim Medicare benefits for most eye examinations. Bulk billed eye tests are available for children and pensioners, and special entitlements are available to patients covered by Veterans Affairs.

There are some additional fees for services and tests that are not covered by Medicare or Private Health Funds. Our staff will be pleased to explain these fees.

Annual private health fund rebates don’t carry forward so…Use It or Lose It!

Private Health Funds and Rebates

Private health funds provide rebates for spectacles, sunglasses and contact lenses, depending on your type and level of cover. They normally pay a minimum of $140.00 towards spectacles and prescription sunglasses during a 12 month period (usually January to December). Our staff can assist with claims and process HiCaps® instant rebates for all funds. 

Make sure you get your money’s worth, because unclaimed optical health fund benefits don’t roll over into next year. Squeeze every last drop from your Private Health Optical Extras before the end of the year.

With all this talk about private health funds, we also want to reassure you that you are welcome at our practice regardless of whether or not you are covered by private health.

Afterpay & Zip

We are pleased to offer two payment plan options that enable you take home your new glasses or contact lenses as soon as they are ready.

Afterpay offers simple and affordable instalment plans for your optical needs, allowing you to purchase in 4 equal instalments, due every 2 weeks.  Find out more about Afterpay.

Zip (formerly ZipPay) offers secure payment options and additional flexibility that allows you to spread your repayments over a longer period. Find out more about Zip.

 

Need more information?

For more information about Medicare, Private Health rebates, bulk billing or Veterans Affairs entitlements please contact our friendly staff on 02 6766 2544 or drop in to see us at Eyecare Plus Tamworth in Peel St.

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