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Appointments

Thrive Perinatal is a perinatal medical service, offering  Face to Face, Telehealth

and Home Visit consultations in Melbourne.

Face to Face & Telehealth Consultations

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  • Bookings for Face to Face or Telehealth consultations are made online through the patient portal on this website.

  • 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 &  Dr Bradley will try her best to accommodate you.

  • All new patient appointments are a minimum of 30 minutes.

  • Follow-up appointments range from 15 to 60 minutes depending on individual need, number of issues and if the consultation is just for you or for both you and baby. 

  • Face to Face appointments are at consulting rooms at 824 High Street, Armadale near Armadale train station.  Street parking is available.  The premises is baby friendly, has easy access for prams and a spacious bathroom with a baby change table.  

 

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TELEHEALTH:

  •  Video consultation is preferred (and is more likely to give you a Medicare rebate). Telephone consultation is available if needed.

  • You will need an appropriate device that has a camera, microphone and speakers and a reliable internet connection.

  • A Medicare rebate is available for all Face to Face consultations and some Telehealth consultations, see "Fees" for more info.  If no rebate is available, it may be useful to book an initial Face to Face appointment so that your Telehealth consultations for the next 12 months with Dr Bradley will attract a Medicare rebate.

Home Visit Consultation

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  • Thrive Perinatal offers Home Visit consultations to women in areas of eastern, southeastern and northeastern Melbourne.     Please  see map below for the approximate area serviced.    

  • Home Visit Service includes:

    • Initial brief Telehealth consultation ($40 or Bulk Billed if eligible). 

    • Home Visit 

    • Follow up: 15 min Telehealth phone consultation (Bulk Billed)

  • Dr Bradley will arrange all Home Visit consultations with you directly.  Home Visit consultations are not able to be booked online.

 

NEW PATIENTS

Please send an email to enquire about organising a Home Visit, especially if you wish to arrange a visit ASAP.  An initial brief Telehealth consultation (Telephone or Video) will be arranged with you first, to take a medical history and discuss your needs. This helps Dr Bradley plan her visit to your home.  Alternatively you can book this brief Telehealth consultation online, choosing the option: "New patient - Initial brief Telehealth consultation to organise a Home Visit".  

 

EXISTING PATIENTS

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

DURATION

A standard Home Visit usually ranges from  60 - 75 minutes, a longer or shorter appointment time may be available depending on your individual circumstances and your location. 

FEES - Home Visits

See below section Home Visit Fees. Please note that Medicare rebates apply and if registered & eligible for Medicare Safety Nets you will likely get back about 85% of the fee.  

 

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.  

 

 

Fees

FEE INFORMATION & MEDICARE REBATES

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

  • Medicare rebates are available for ALL Face to Face consultations and Home Visit consultations.

  • *Medicare rebates apply for SOME Video Telehealth appointments, but not all. These criteria are changing frequently due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.  A Video Telehealth rebate is currently available if you fulfill  one of the below criteria:

    • You have seen Dr Miranda Bradley for a  face-to-face appointment within the last 12 months

    • Children under 12 months of age.

    • If you are currently in a Covid-19 Commonwealth declared hotspot, or are in isolation or quarantine because of a state public health order. 

    • "for the provision of services related to blood borne viruses, sexual or reproductive health". Please note there is NO rebate available for routine antenatal/pregnancy care.  

    • some pregnancy counselling services and some mental health services

  • 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" for this year. Many women who have had IVF or have just had a baby are eligible. See table below for more information.

  • 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 incur a surcharge

 

TABLE OF ESTIMATED FEES


 

The below table is a guide only, as fees & rebates can vary depending on duration of consultation, number of patients seen, Medicare eligibility, Medicare Safety Nets eligibility, & the latest ever changing Covid-19 government regulations.  (See above information  for the current criteria.)

Home Visit Fees  - available on enquiry or discussed at your initial consultation.

Home Visit Fees are higher than Surgery or Telehealth consultation  fees to cover travel travel time etc, however your Medicare Rebate is also higher.  These Fees can vary as they are dependant on:

  • duration of Home Visit consultation

  • number of patients seen at visit 

  • Home Visit location & travel time/distance

  • Sociable or unsociable hours, eg weekdays, evenings, weekends, public holidays

  • Medicare eligibility and Medicare Safety Nets eligibility

All Home Visits are eligible for a Medicare rebate.   If registered and eligible for Extended Medicare Safety Nets you may receive back up to 85% of the charged fee.  As an estimate, your "out of pocket" expense for a 75 minute perinatal GP Home Visit ranges from approx $82 (if Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold has been reached) to $310 (regular Medicare rebate with no Safety Nets.)

Please send an email enquiry if you wish to know more.  

WHAT IS MEDICARE SAFETY NETS?

NOTE:  **Registering for Medicare Safety Nets is a separate process to having registered your baby for a Medicare card.** 

  • When you spend over a certain amount in "out of pocket" medical expenses in a calendar year (which is often the case when you have a baby), Medicare give you a higher amount back for the rest of the calendar year. You may receive 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 register and confirm your family members with Medicare to combine your costs.  It is recommend you do this ASAP.  Calling Medicare and speaking to someone in person is the best way to register and find out your eligibility. (Medicare phone number:  132 011, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day) It is highly recommended this is done BEFORE your first appointment with Thrive Perinatal.

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

 
 

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 send an email to  info@thriveperinatal.com.au.

 

Telehealth and Face to Face consultation
Cancellation Policy

Telehealth appointments need to be cancelled at least 2 hours in advance.  If you cancel your Telehealth appointment with less than 2 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 ask that Home Visit consultations are cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.   Should you cancel your Home Visit with more than 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.

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consultation area

Map of the approximate area serviced

by Thrive Perinatal and location of Armadale consulting rooms.