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Appointments

Thrive Perinatal is a mobile service, offering  Home Visit and Telehealth consultations

 in the  eastern suburbs of Melbourne & surrounds.

Telehealth Consultation

A Telehealth consultation is available to women in any location.  All bookings are made online. It is preferable to book a video consultation, however a telephone consultation is available.  You will need an appropriate device, i.e. smartphone, laptop, iPad, computer, with a camera, microphone and speakers and a reliable internet connection.

For pregnancy planning and appointments for women who are currently pregnant, your initial Telehealth appointment may meet your needs.  For others, especially mums with bubs, it is an opportunity to take a full medical history, to consider the issues that need to be addressed and to arrange a management plan and Home Visit. 

In order to provide comprehensive care, it is recommended that all new patients book a 30 minute Telehealth appointment for their first visit.   A brief 15 minute consultation may be booked if you feel you have a quick query.

 

For mums with bubs, please book a "New patient - Mum & Baby Telehealth consultation - You will be asked to complete a separate registration form for both you and for your baby.

Follow-up appointments range from 15 to 60 minutes depending on individual need and number of issues.   This can be discussed and planned with Dr Bradley at your initial appointment.

Upon completion of your online booking, an online Registration Form & Medical Questionnaire will be emailed to you for you to complete.  Please complete this online form at least 24 hours before your appointment.

A Medicare rebate is available for a Telehealth appointment for babies under 12 months of age, & in some other circumstances. The Medicare rebate may be up to 85% of the total fee for certain eligible patients.  Please see our Fees section below for more information. 

If there are no online appointment times suitable for you, or you have an urgent need, please send an enquiry by email to info@thriveperinatal.com.au & we will do our best to accommodate you.

Home Visit Consultation

Thrive Perinatal offer Home Visit consultations to women who live in eastern Melbourne and surrounds.  Please  see map below  for an approximate guide on the area serviced.    Please send an online enquiry if you live outside this location and would like to know more or discuss options.   (If you are only wanting a Telehealth appointment and not a Home Visit,  Telehealth appointments are available to women in any location.)

In order to assist with appointment planning and logistics, Dr Bradley will arrange all Home Visit consultations with you directly. Home Visit appointments are NOT able to be booked online.

 

NEW PATIENTS

Please book an initial Telehealth appointment first.  This is so that Dr Bradley can find out more about your past medical history, obstetric history and health concerns. A management plan can then be created,  enabling a more comprehensive and useful Home Visit consultation.

 

EXISTING PATIENTS

Please send a request via email if you wish to arrange a Home Visit consultation.

DURATION

A standard Home Visit is for 1 hour, a longer or shorter appointment time may be available depending on your individual circumstances and your location.  Fees vary based on appointment duration.  

COVID-19

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, Home Visit consultation availability is based on the current Covid-19 risk, government restrictions and individual circumstances at the time.

DEPOSIT

Please note due to the duration of time and level of planning that needs to be scheduled for a Home Visit, a $100 deposit is required. This is non-refundable in the event of a late cancellation or non attendance (less than 24 hours notice), please see our Cancellation Policy.

Fees

FEE INFORMATION & MEDICARE REBATES

  • Thrive Perinatal is a private billing medical service and does not Bulk Bill.

  • You may receive back a Medicare rebate of up to 85% of the total fee charged if you have registered and are eligible for "Medicare Safety Nets". (Many women who have had a baby are eligible, see below for more info.)  This might mean a 1 hour home visit would cost you about $50 Out of Pocket.

  • Medicare rebates are available for all Home Visit consultations.

  • Medicare rebates are only available for Telehealth consultations in certain circumstances, see below:

    • Your baby will be eligible for a Medicare rebate if they are under 12 months of age.

    • You have seen Dr Miranda Bradley at Thrive Perinatal for a  face-to-face appointment within the last 12 months (i.e. Home visit)

    • If your movements are currently restricted by Covid-19, eg lockdown or directed to self-isolate

  • Please note Medicare rebates are based on the appointment duration.  Fees and rebates may vary if your appointment was significantly shorter or longer than planned.  Rebates  may also vary if there are 1 or 2 patients seen, eg. If mum & baby are both seen, the rebate may be higher. Please see the table below for an approximate guide of fees and rebates.  

  • Full payment is required on the day of your appointment using our secure online billing system.

  • A $100 deposit is required at time of booking for Home Visit consultations, fully refundable if the appointment is cancelled at least 24 hours before the appointment time.

  • Appointments on weekends, public holidays and during other unsociable hours are likely to have a surcharge

 

WHAT IS MEDICARE SAFETY NETS?

  •  When you spend over a certain amount in "out of pocket" medical expenses in a calendar year (which is usually the case when you have a baby), Medicare give you a higher amount back to see a doctor, receiving up to 85% of the fee back .  This makes a consultation with Thrive Perinatal much more affordable.

  • The Safety Nets are calculated each calendar year, 1 January to 31 December. 

  • You need to confirm your family members with Medicare before you are eligible to get this higher Medicare benefit. It is recommend you do this ASAP.  Calling Medicare and speaking to someone in person seems to be the best way to register and find out your eligibility.  It is highly recommended this is done BEFORE your first appointment.

  • Please see  this website for more information     https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-safety-nets

TABLE OF ESTIMATED FEES

The below table is a guide only. Fees and Medicare rebates are based on appointment duration.  Fees and rebates may vary if your appointment was significantly shorter or longer than planned or if one or more patients are seen. 

 

*Medicare rebates are currently only available for Telehealth consultations in certain circumstances, see below:

    • Your baby will be eligible for a Medicare rebate if they are under 12 months of age.

    • You have seen Dr Miranda Bradley at Thrive Perinatal for a  face-to-face appointment within the last 12 months (i.e. Home visit)

    • If your movements are currently restricted by Covid-19, eg lockdown or directed to self-isolate

 
 
 
 

Telehealth Appointment

Cancellation Policy

Telehealth apointments need to be cancelled at least 3 hours in advance.  If you cancel your Telehealth appointment with less than 3 hours notice a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of the cancelled Telehealth appointment may be charged. This fee is not claimable with Medicare.

Home Visit

Cancellation Policy

Due to the planning and time that needs to be allocated in scheduling a Home Visit consultation, we require scheduled Home Visit appointments to be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. 

Should you cancel your Home Visit with at least 24 hours notice, your $100 deposit will be refunded in full.

If you cancel your Home Visit appointment with less than 24 hours notice, or are not available at the time of your appointment,  you will forfeit your $100 deposit in full.  This fee is not claimable with Medicare.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel an appointment.  We respectfully ask for scheduled appointments to be cancelled with as much notice as possible so that we can give your appointment time to another person.

To cancel your appointment please do this online by logging into your Thrive Perinatal Patient Portal. If your Telehealth appointment is scheduled to be within the next 3 hours, or your Home Visit is scheduled to be within the next 24 hours, or if you have other queries regarding cancellation of your appointment, please email us at info@thriveperinatal.com.au.

Home Visit

consultation area

Map of the approximate area serviced

by Thrive Perinatal.  Please send an email if you are outside this area and would like to discuss options.