(07) 4973 3000
1 Hayes Avenue
Boyne Island

BITS Medical Centre is a Family Practice dedicated to offering excellent patient care in a comfortable environment.

We believe that the highest standards of family medicine should be available for all members of the community.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

After hours
Emergencies: 000
GP Helpline: 1800 022 222 (free service)
GP On Call: 4973 3000 follow the prompts (private fee applies)

What we offer

  • All round family practice, servicing Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Gladstone, and Miriam Vale
  • Skin cancer clinic
  • Travel clinic, including Yellow Fever vaccinations
  • All medicals, including recreational and occupational dive medicals
  • Venesections
  • Iron infusions
  • Implanon and Mirena (IUD) birth control devices
  • Pap smear provider nurse
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) until 9 weeks
  • Microsuction Earwax Removal
  • Q Fever vaccinations
  • Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) vaccination
  • Visiting Podiatrist, Diabetes Educator, and Psychologists

See a full list and read more on Our Services page.

Your doctors use the latest German HEINE Cube technology for the skin checks. Pictures of moles are analysed and stored for future comparison.

If needed, skin procedures can be performed in the same building. Bookings are taken at reception ph. 4973 3000. A $50 out-of-pocket cost applies to a skin check.

Mixed Billing Arrangements

Billing changes from 1 November 2023

Consultations are Bulk Billed for:

For other patients, the prices for the most common consultations are:

Appoint. Standard Fee Discounted Fee Medicare Rebate
Regular $83.40 $63.40 $41.40
Long $133.10 $123.10 $80.10

* Prices listed are for BITS Medical Centre employed doctors, visiting contractor's charges may vary.

For procedures, dressings, and ear syringes, an out-of-pocket fee (between $15-55) will apply.

Other surcharges:

Billing Procedure

As per the Medicare legislation the full consultation fee has to be paid before the rebate can come back to you. Our Eftpos terminals make this process as simple as possible. By swiping your card once the full fee will be charged. By swiping your card again the Medicare rebate will be refunded to you. Please be aware the Medicare refund cannot be paid into a credit card account so you need a savings or cheque account to receive the rebate immediately.

Doctors charge private fees to provide patients with quality care, allowing time for proper discussion of any issues and a physical examination if required and keeping detailed records. As a practice, we invest in the best equipment available, as well as detailed clinical protocols to keep everybody safe and we maintain high IT-standards to track and secure your health outcomes.

Please be advised that the decision to increase out-of-pocket costs is not made lightly. Over the years most doctors have bulk-billed as many services as possible. The Medicare funding has not kept up with the cost of a high standard GP-service. Most GPs are not employed by the practice. They need to cover the costs they incur to provide a medical service. These costs include mandatory training, insurances, personal/annual leave and super, practice service fees and more. Medicare rebates have not increased in line with inflation or the increasing cost of providing a healthcare service. The situation has now reached a point where the average cost of delivering healthcare is more than double the Medicare rebate amount for a consultation.

New patients

As a new patient to the surgery we will ask you to fill in a new patients form. Please bring it in on your first visit together with your Medicare Card.

New patients form   Practice Info Sheet