Northside Clinic is a independent and private general practice owned by GP’s in Melbourne.
Northside Clinic is a General Practice owned and staffed by a number of GPs with years of experience working in Melbourne’s inner north. The clinic is open to all, but has a particular focus on Sexual Health, as well as providing quality medical care in a safe and friendly environment for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and HIV positive communities in Melbourne’s north. The clinic provides comprehensive testing for and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV, as well as a full range of General Practice and Allied Health services.
Northside Clinic Allied Health provides Osteopathy, Psychology and Speech Pathology services to our patients.
Pathology services provided by Melbourne Pathology are available on site.
Northside Clinic has been Accredited by AGPAL and recognised as meeting the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners standards in providing quality care.
As many of you may know, the Federal Government has recently announced a continuation of the freeze on Medicare rebates until 2020. Unfortunately this affects you, our patients.
The fees charged by this practice need to cover all of our practice costs including employing receptionists and practice nurses, and meeting out operating expenses such as rent, medical equipment, electricity, computers and insurance.
We have normally increased our fees in line with Medicare increases to ensure patients are not further out of pocket, but with the Federal Government freeze on Medicare rebates until 2020, we can not continue to hold our fees at the current rate. Our last increase occurred in 2014. Unfortunately it is not possible for this practice to meet our running costs each year without increasing our fees.
While we will endeavour to continue to Bulk Bill eligible patients, we can no longer guarantee this arrangement for patients who do not hold a concession or pension card.
From the 1st July 2016 our practice will be charging you the following fees for our most common services.
Monday to Friday – Standard Consultations $75.00 – Long Consultations $115.00
Saturday – Standard Consultations $80.00 – Long Consultations $125.00
more information available here – Introduction to Northside Clinic