Payments & Fees
Our Fees Explained
For appointments in the Teaching Clinic, where students are involved in your appointment, most consultations are covered through Medicare or similar arrangements. and are bulk billed where possible.
Appointments in the Private Practice Clinic clinic, with a qualified optometrist, will be billed at private consultation fees. The private fee may attract a Medicare rebate, and gap fees may apply. Students are not involved in these consultations.
An additional imaging fee may be billed if you require advanced diagnostic imaging. The imaging fee is the same in the teaching and non-teaching clinic and does not attract a Medicare rebate. There is a reduced imaging fee available for concession card holders and children.
Melbourne Eyecare Clinic offers a variety of discounts to existing university staff, students, as well as other groups. University staff, students and alumni are offered a substantial discount off retail prices (up to 30%) for contact lenses, prescription spectacles and sunglasses. General public get up to 25% off. Come in and see what we can offer.
No gap options are available for selected Health Funds
Cancelled or missed appointments
We appreciate a minimum of 24 hours’ notice should you be unable to attend or need to reschedule your appointment.
An administrative fee will be charged to rebook appointments for patients who provide less than 24 hours notification or missed appointments.
Should you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment due to illness, the administrative fee will be waived with the provision of a valid rapid antigen COVID-19 test result (taken within 24 hours) or a valid medical certificate.