Bulk Billing Charges
We wish to inform you that as from 1 October 2022, Stirling Central Health Clinic, in line with industry practices, will no longer be able to provide bulk billing to patients with the exception of those covered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
The reason for this is that successive Federal Governments have failed to ensure that Medicare rebates have kept pace with AWE (Average Weekly Earnings) and CPI (Consumer Price Index) increases both of which have been substantial.
In order for our Clinic to remain financially viable, we have no alternative but to take this step and we seek your understanding of the objective reasons for this; and your ongoing support of us as we continue to provide you with the highest possible quality of healthcare.
Should you have any queries, please refer to our website for more information or call me personally. We urge you to speak to your local Federal Member to lobby for our current Federal Government to take long overdue action to make Medicare rebates both reasonable and in keeping with ever increasing external costs.
Assuring you of our continued very best service at all times.
Stirling Central Health Clinic