News December 2016

December 1, 2016

Medical Student: Christian Kunde

Federation Clinic has been involved in the teaching of medical, midwifery and nursing students for more than 30 years. During August 2016 we hosted 5th-year medical student Christian Kunde, who was able to experience and participate in the services we provide.

Christian will be returning for e second 4-week placement here at Federation Clinic, commencing mid-December.

Some patients will be invited to have Christian participate in their consultation, supported by one of our senior doctors. This process is voluntary. We greatly appreciate the assistance patients provide through this invaluable teaching experience for our students.

Payment and Claiming Options

Following a recent update of our EFTPOS devices, reception now offers Paywave and PayPass for those with an eligible Visa or Mastercard.

We also offer a number of methods for patients to claim their Medicare rebate:

  • After payment of the consultation has been made, you can swipe your savings or cheque account EFTPOS card to receive your Medicare rebate into that account instantly. This is the quickest and easiest way to receive your rebate. Unfortunately, the Medicare rebate cannot be made into a credit account.
  • If you have a bank account linked to Medicare (you can do this at any Centrelink/Medicare office or by logging into your “” account online and adding these details), we can submit your rebate claim via our software. Medicare will then pay your rebate back into your nominated bank account, usually within 48 hours.
  • You can take your receipt into any Centrelink/Medicare office to have your rebate processed.


If you have any questions about the various payment or claiming options, please speak to our reception team.


In an emergency please call '000'.

Every effort is made to keep appointments running to time, however, due to the unpredictable nature of our work this is not always possible. Patients are encouraged to contact us prior to an appointment to check that the schedule is running to time.

Please give thought to the amount of time your appointment may require. If there are multiple or complex issues that need discussion, please let reception know when booking your appointment so that sufficient time can be allocated with the doctor.