Mass sackings of workers across Australia have prompted a group of doctors in Kings Meadows to offer fully bulk billed consultations to all patients.
General Practitioners at the Kings Meadows Family Doctor Service have temporarily stopped charging patients above the Medicare scheduled fee.
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The decision means patients aren't being forced to pay a fee to see a doctor and will now just need their Medicare card to get treatment.
After business were forced to close their doors to stop the spread of coronavirus on Monday, Kings Meadows Family Doctor Service practice manager Kirstie Levett said she saw many more patients who told her they'd lost their jobs.
"It was something I was constantly hearing from patients at reception," Ms Levett said.
"That was something that prompted the chat on Tuesday morning."
To help financially distressed community members who had become jobless because of the coronavirus, doctors and staff decided to offer bulk billing to everyone and not only concession card holders.
"The feedback has been mainly positive, I definitely didn't expect [a post announcing the bulk billing change] to get 217 shares on Facebook," Ms Levett said.
"We haven't really put a date on when we'll be ending it, but I guess it'll probably be when all this is over."
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Ms Levett said the business could take on new patients if there was an increase in demand.
"We have had another doctor come on board whose willing to accept new patients which is great," she said.
Doctor Goran Mujkic said while he wasn't completely sure what the financial impact of the move to bulk bill all patients would be, he supported the decision.
"It is practice money which gets shared between the doctors and the staff," Dr Mujick said.
Ms Levett and Dr Mujick said they supported government measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, but wanted GPs to be able to test more patients.
"Everyone should stay home, except for essential needs such as groceries and medical appointments," Ms Levett said.