VCS Pathology is a not-for-profit organisation, and only charges patients the Medicare Schedule fee for pathology services, with only a small gap amount payable.  The gap payment is the difference between the Medicare scheduled fee and the amount rebateable by Medicare.  The gap payment may be waived for Pension or Health Care Card Holders on provision of their card number.

VCS Pathology Tests:

     

     The following information relates to services provided from 1st December 2017:

     

    Cervical Screening Test (HPV Testing)

     
    • Free service for women residing in Victoria who meet the Medicare criteria. 
    • Tests for women residing outside Victoria can be bulk billed to Medicare if the patient signs the request form provided at the time of testing, has a valid Medicare card and meets the Medicare criteria.
    • If the above does not apply, then the test will be privately billed and will incur a fee of approximately $43.20.

    Liquid Based Cytology

      • Tests can be bulk billed to Medicare if the patient signs the request form provided at the time of testing, has a valid Medicare card and meets the Medicare criteria.
      • If the above does not apply, then the test will be privately billed and will incur a fee of approximately $54.20.

    Conventional (Slide)   
    Pap Test

    •  A $40.00 out of pocket fee for all women will be charged as this test is no longer covered by Medicare Australia. 

     

    Chlamydia Testing

     

    • Bulk billed to Medicare if the patient signs the request form provided at the time of testing, has a valid Medicare card, and meets the Medicare eligibility criteria.
    • If the above does not apply, then the test will be privately billed and will incur a fee of approximately $36.60.

     

    Gonorrhoea Testing

    • Bulk billed to Medicare if the patient signs the request form provided at the time of testing, has a valid Medicare card, and meets the Medicare eligibility criteria.
    • If the above does not apply, then the test will be privately billed and will incur a fee of $36.60.
    Combined Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Testing
    • Bulk billed to Medicare if the patient signs the request form provided at the time of testing, has a valid Medicare card, and meets the Medicare eligibility criteria.
    • If the above does not apply, then the test will be privately billed and will incur a fee of $43.80.

    Histopathology

    • The test will be bulk billed to Medicare if the patient signs the request form provided at the time of testing, has a valid Medicare card, and meets Medicare eligibility criteria.
    • If the above does not apply, then the test will be privately billed and will incur a fee.
    Invoices for overseas patients may be billed directly to Allianz OSHC Worldcare on provision of a valid membership number,or BUPA OSHC on provision of a valid membership number & expiry date.