Fees & Charges

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Fees

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services sets an income dependent scale of fees for people to use our healthcare services. The cost of our public dental services is set by the Department of Human Services through Dental Health Services Victoria. For Dental fees and fee waiver eligibility please refer to the Dental tab under services and check the relevant age category.

You will not be refused service because you cannot afford to pay.  We have options to reduce or waive fees if you will have difficulty paying the fee and that this is prevent you attending a service. Fee reduction is at the discretion of Bellarine Community Health and requires completion of a form. You can ask for your fees to be reassessed at any time.

Fees for health and dental services are calculated on your income (before tax) and your ability to pay.

NO fee applies for the following clients:

  • Financial dependent children in the low income category
  • Services to young people (12-25 years) (Some Dental fees may apply)
  • Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders
  • Homeless people
  • Refugees

People who have high use of one or more service will have total fees capped at the cost of four visits/consultations per fortnight.

 

Health Service Fees as at November 1 2018

Service

Low Income

Medium Income

High Income

Allied Health
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Diabetes Education
  • Dietetics
  • Footcare Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech Pathology
$10.00 per consultation $16.00 per consultation $100.00 per hour
Counselling Nil Nil $100.00 per hour
Community Nursing $4.00 per visit $34.00 per hour $100.00 per hour
Planned Activity Group $8.00 plus cost of meal at $10.00 = $18.00 $8.00 plus cost of meal at $10.00 = $18.00
$14.00 per hour (core) + $12.00 (meal)
$20.00 per hour (high) + $12.00 (meal)
Meals on Wheels $10.00 per meal $10.00 per meal $12.00 per meal
Community Health – Group Activities $8.00 per session $8.00 per session $12.00 per session
Physical Wellness Program $8.00 per session $8.00 per session $8.00 per session

Income Ranges 2018 (Per Fortnight)

Gross income (before tax) determines fee level charged for programs and services

Low Income

Medium Income

High Income

Individual under $1,468 between $1,468 - $3,211 over $3,211
Couple under $2,248 between $2,248 - $4,293 over $4,293
Family (one child)
(add $240 per additional child)
under $2,486 between $2,486 - $4,416 over $4,416

Adult Dental Services as at October 1 2018

Only healthcare card or pension card holders are eligible for adult dental services
Dental – Emergency Treatment $28.50 per consultation
Dental – General Treatment $28.50 per consultation up to a maximum of $114.00 per course of care
Dental – Denture $68.50 per denture, capped at $137 for a full upper and lower denture

Preschool and Student Dental Services

Service is available to all preschool or primary school students No fee applies
Service is available only to secondary students 12-18 years who:
  • hold a healthcare card or
  • are a dependent of a person who holds a healthcare card or pensioner concession card or
  • are eligible for the medicare child dental benefits scheme or
  • are enrolled in a special or special developmental school
No fee applies