Patient Information

New patients are required to fill in a patient registration form prior to their first appointment. This can be completed at the practice, or you can download a copy prior to your appointment.


To book an appointment with one of our doctors, nurses or allied health professionals please call reception on:
02 4448 2255 

Alternatively you can:

Longer consultations are available if you require additional time with your doctor. Please advise the receptionist when you make your appointment so time allowances can be made.

For urgent consultations, all efforts will be made to schedule these in on the same day, or they will be triaged for emergency treatment elsewhere (i.e. hospital).

A cancellation list is also available. Please notify reception if you would like to be added.

Fee information

GPH Centre - Nowra is a private billing practice.  Fees are payable at the time of consultation with medicare rebates available as a direct deposit into your nominated bank account. 

Patients will be bulk billed for their appointments if they:

Are 16 years or under

Have a health, concession or pension card

Type of attendance Full cost MBS rebate Out of pocket
Short consultation - Less than 5 mins $42.75 $17.75 $25.00
Standard consultation - 5 to 20 mins $63.75 $38.75 $25.00
Long consultation - 20 to 45 mins $100.05 $75.05 $25.00
Extended consultation - greater than 45 mins $135.50 $110.50 $25.00

Billing is at the discretion of the GP and is not decided by reception.
If payment is an issue please discuss this privately with your GP at the end of your consultation. Reception will be notified at the end of the consultation on what to bill.

Please note -
If you cannot attend your appointment we require a minimum of two hours notice.  Failure to notify us within the two hours will incur a $25.00 non-attendance fee
  This fee applies for all patients. You will be unable to book another appointment until this fee is paid.

Bulk billed items - all patients
All care plans and care plan reviews for chronic disease management 
All health assessments 
Not bulk billed - treatment room procedures 
An out of pocket fee will be charged for treatment room procedures on top of your consultation fee. This is to help cover costs of consumables, dressings and nurse time and must be paid in full on the day and will be from the tiers listed below.

Please check with reception or your GP for the cost PRIOR to your procedure. 
Tier 1: Eg wound dressings $25.00
Tier 2: Eg Lacerations, skin cancers $50.00
Tier 3: Eg Iron infusions, mirena insertions, venesections $75.00


Dietitian Patient cost MBS rebate Out of pocket
Initial appointment with an eligible care plan - 1 hour $75.00 $53.80 $21.20
Initial appointment with a care plan and a concession card holder $67.50 $53.80 $13.70
Private patient without a care plan / referral $75.00  nil $75.00

All review appointments with an eligible care plan are bulk billed. Private patient cost is $55.00

Clinical Psychologist Patient cost MBS rebate Out of pocket
Michelle Pienaar: Initial and review appointments. Patients with a mental health care plan and available sessions are bulk billed.   $126.50 $126.50 nil
Lauren MacNamara: Initial appointment. 
$100 non-refundable deposit paid on booking for initial appointment.
$200 $126.50 $73.50
Review appointments $180.00 $126.50 $53.50

Patients without an eligible care plan will not receive an MBS rebate and will pay full patient cost.
Workcover accepted with prior written approval from the insurance company.
HICAPS is available for patients with private health funds who are eligible to receive benefits.

A follow up appointment with a doctor is required to receive results of any tests. It is the policy of GPH Centre Nowra that no advice will be given via phone, email or fax