Bulk billing policy for inpatients and
We will bulk bill:
- All Pensioners
- Healthcare cardholders
- Veteran Affairs patients
- Children under 16 years
- When your doctor directs us to on the request form
Please have your Medicare card, Healthcare card or Veterans
Affairs card with you when you have a pathology test.
Inpatient Private Accounts
If you are in hospital or had day surgery at the time of your
- Private accounts - Affiliated Health Funds
Clinipath Pathology has a 'no-gap' arrangement with a number of
private health funds.
These are listed here - Health fund agreements.
- To enable us to invoice your health fund on your behalf, we
require your Private Health Fund and Medicare numbers.
accounts - non Affiliated Funds
- You will receive a private account, part of which will be
claimable from Medicare and your Health Fund.
Medicare and your Health Fund payment may not cover the entire
Our maximum gap for these accounts is $100.
- Uninsured Patients
You will receive a private account with a maximum gap payable of
Outpatient Private Accounts
This is when you attend one of our collection centres in person,
are visited at home by one of our collectors or have your specimen
collected by your own doctor/nurse.
Part of the private account will usually be claimable from
Medicare. The remainder, up to a maximum of $100, will be
payable by you.
This out of pocket expense does not include any
For some tests, Medicare requires that patients satisfy certain
criteria before a rebate applies, and/or limits frequency of the
For some tests, Medicare does not provide any rebate at all.
Patients are responsible for the costs of these tests, and
they are not included in our $100 maximum gap for privately billed
Common Non-Rebatable Tests include:
- Harmony - Non invasive prenatal test
For costs on these, please call accounts on 9371 4460
Account queries can be emailed to email@example.com