Answers for FAQs
How to make appointments?
Appointments at Brighton General Practice can be made by calling 9596 3501 or online via the booking page on our website
Missed & Cancellation of appointments
Our practice requires 4 hours notice to cancel an appointment for most GP appointments. In circumstances where notice is not provided you may be charged a missed appointment fee on your next account.
Our GPs fees vary by provider however standard fees are:
Standard consultation: $77.60 (Medicare rebate of $37.60 for valid medicare card holders)
Longer consultation: $112.80 (Medicare rebate of $72.80 for valid medicare card holders)
Payments can be accepted via EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard or Cash.
After initial payment, your EFTPOS card then swiped to enable the Medicare refund
The Medicare rebate is refunded instantly into your bank account
There is no need to visit a Medicare office to claim the Medicare rebate
Our practice is a mixed billing practice with most patients charged at our private fee rate. Bulk billing is available for eligible patients and at the discretion of your doctor.
Brighton General Practice is open 8am to 5pm Monday through to Friday. The practice also provides a Saturday GP service between 9am and 1pm.
After Hours Care
When our practice is closed after hour locum services are provided to our patients. Please call Doctor Doctor on 132 660.
When you undertake tests referred by our doctors it is our practice policy that you make an appointment to come back and see your doctor for the results. Our practice is unable to provide test results over the phone.
GPs are unable to be contacted during consulting unless specific arrangements have been made. In order to provide the best possible care, our GPs are unable to provide medical advice over the phone. It is in the best interest of the patient to make an appointment to see a GP.
Should you require a repeat prescription please discuss this with your doctor at the time of consultation. If you run out of your prescription please make an appointment with your GP.
Management of your personal health information
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain the security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorized members of staff.
We abide by the National Privacy Principles. Further information is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at their website www.oaic.gov.au A copy of our privacy information document is available from our reception staff and located on our website.
Compliments and Complaints
This Practice prides itself on quality health care. If you have any questions, concerns or complaints we would be happy to hear from you or you can place a comment in our suggestion box. Please contact the Practice Manager by phone or in writing with the details above if you are not satisfied with the service provided. Alternatively you can contact Health Services Commissioner at www.health.vic.gov.au/hsc/ or phone on 1800 136 570.