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.

Zip – own it now, pay later

We have partnered with Zip (formerly ZipPay) to offer flexible and secure payment options that allow you to take your new glasses or contact lenses home now and pay later. Zip is available for in-store purchases of products and services at our Tamworth practice. 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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