1.1. CONSULTATION FEES
DO NOT INCLUDE costs of medications, injections, operations, special procedures, laboratory tests, and investigations (e.g. X-rays), etc.
1.2. SHORT CONSULTATION
Refers to a routine consultation for relatively simple medical cases and problems where the problems allow for ready and quick diagnosis and treatment. Example: for general practitioners, uncomplicated cases of influenza or gastroenteritis; for specialists, routine antenatal visits for maternity patients or routine post-operative office visits
1.3. LONG CONSULTATION
Refers to a consultation that is more complex and therefore more time and expertise and needed for diagnosis and treatment. Examples: for the general practitioners, cases of diabetes or hypertension requesting detailed history examination and advise; for specialists, complicated cases that required major surgery or complicated cases of cancer requiring detailed examination and discussion. Three or more minor aliments qualify as “long consultation”. Chronic conditions qualify as “long consultation”.
1.4. EXTENDED CONSULTATION
Refers to a consultation where both the doctor and the patient agree on a quantum derived from a time-based computation. Generally, the doctor may wish to propose the form of charging for consultations which are likely to exceed 20 minutes.
1.5. PRESCRIPTION FEE FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONER AND SPECIALIST:
- Request made within the same visit / consultation: No charge
- Request made on a separate visit or without consultation: $20
(Published in January 2017)