Key messages

  • The Department of Health & Human Services fee schedule and income ranges provide a basis for calculating fees for community health services.
  • The department indexes fees and income levels in January each year.
  • The schedule of fees breaks fees down by activity, population type, policy, and the fees payable for low, medium and high income Victorians.

Community Health schedule of fees (effective July 2018)  

 

Activity / population type

 

Policy

 Fee payable

Low income Victorians

Medium income Victorians

High income Victorians

Financially dependent children

Parents of financially dependent children may be charged if they are not low income.

Nil

$15.30

Full cost recovery

Health promotion and group activities

Agencies may charge a fee for group activities.

$7.70

$7.70

Full cost recovery

Community health nursing

Chargeable services

$10.10

$15.30

Full cost recovery

Counselling/casework consultations

No charge for low and medium income clients

Nil

Nil

Full cost recovery

Allied health consultations

  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Audiology
  • Occupational therapy

Chargeable services

$10.10

$15.30

Full cost recovery

Interpreting


Nil

Nil

Nil

Initial needs identification


Nil

Nil

Nil

Other services and items (such as report writing, court attendance, orthotics, information material, secondary consultations)

Where appropriate, such service fees may be charged even when associated with a service that does not attract a fee (e.g. counselling provided to a low income person).

Fees should be levied in a manner consistent with the exemptions and capping provisions included in this policy.

Agency may set fees

Agency may set fees

Agency may set fees

 

Income ranges 2018

The Community Health income ranges are based on the Centrelink Income Test for pensioners.


Low income

 Medium income

High income

Individual

< $38,157

> $38,157

 < $83,487

> $83,487

Couple

< $58,438

> $58,438

 < $111,608

> $111,608

Family (one child)

< $64,644

> $64,644

 < $114,804  > $114,804
   (plus $6,195 per additional child)