Doctors in Australia are so expensive when it should be free. In Europe healthcare is free - we just walk into a specialist doctors clinic and will be seen or get an appointment, no need for referral from a GP. No need to pay.
Here doctors get money from government and still ask you to pay. I have to pay $70 to just see a GP. How do you get your GP doctor to bulk bill you? I have tried the following which have worked:
- tell them how long you waited and it would not be fair to charge
- say “just a quick one” and tell them what you need like a script or certificate.
- usually they won’t charge just for a script, so say you just want a script then talk about what you need to see them for
However without trying the above and I just ask them if they will bulk bill me up they will say no. It is stupid here. So ridiculous.
Healthcare should be free. Share your strategies on how to be bulk billed. I am still trying to get specialists to bulk bulk. We need to help each other.