Notice to our valued patients

6 Aug 2018 2:31 PMTandem Health
Notice to our valued patients

As it has become necessary to action a small fee increase, we would like to take his opportunity to offer our valued patients some information and explanation.

The Medicare rebate is your payment from the Government towards the cost of medical services.  Ideally your Government rebate would equal the cost of delivering the service, but unfortunately this is not the case. 

The Medicare rebate has never kept up with the cost of living and the increase in Practice running costs, in fact for many years the rebate amount has been frozen. 

The fee for your appointment not only covers the Doctor's income, but also has to account for all other costs associated with running a large medical practice. These costs include: wages of nurses, receptionists and administrators, equipment and medical supplies, cleaning, rent and electricity, computers and IT support, staff training, Accreditation costs and insurance. 

Here at Tandem Health we strive to offer high quality medical care for you and your family and are determined to continue to do so.  Our Doctors are able to spend the time with you that you need and are well supported by a dedicated and highly trained support staff in an Accredited Practice. 

Please direct any questions you may have regarding this to Management. 

Thank you

Tandem Health Southport Labrador Medical Centre