Dermatologists may provide a fee reduction, if a patient holds a current Pensioner Concession Card that was issued by the Department of Human Services.
Fee concessions are available, at the discretion of the dermatologist, for any patients who hold a current Pensioner Concession Card, issued by Services Australia on behalf of the Department of Social Services.
Patients must present a concession card in their name, prior to their consultation, to receive a fee concession. Concession card information, including expiry date, will be recorded against the patient record to automatically apply fee concessions in future appointments.
Partners and dependents.
Any person listed as a partner or dependent on a current concession card may also be eligible for a fee concession.
Patients with an expired concession card will not be eligible for a fee concession. When notified by reception staff of an expired card, patients should present their current concession card to continue to be eligible for a fee concession.
Centrelink may automatically issue a concession card to patients if they are eligible for any of the following payments:
- Age Pension.
- Carer Payment.
- Disability Support Pension.
- JobSeeker Payment or Youth Allowance and are single, caring for a dependent child and looking for work.
- Parenting Payment single.
For more information on Pensioner Concession Cards, visit Service Australia page: