Dr Ash Hayes

Dr. Ashley Hayes-8103

General Practitioner

Dr Ash Hayes graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006. He spent several years working in hospitals throughout Victoria to gain additional experience, before completing GP training in early 2013. He has been based in the Ballarat region ever since.

As a specialist general practitioner, Ash passionately believes in the importance of establishing strong connections with his patients, through active listening and open communication. Clinical areas of interest include child & adolescent health, chronic disease management, mental health, and palliative care. He is also committed to providing health care for other health professionals.

In addition, Ash is enthusiastic about teaching the next generation of doctors. He is a senior medical educator with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds a lecturer position at Deakin University.

Outside of work, Ash is busy with his young family. He enjoys spending time outdoors and is hoping to see another Western Bulldogs premiership sometime soon.

Areas of Interest

  • Adult medicine
  • Children’s health
  • Chronic disease
  • Mental health

Bulk bills:

  • Children under 16 years of age
  • Pensioners over 65 years of age

Privately bills:

  • All other services and consultations

Ash is currently taking new patients.

Fee Schedule

Fees are current from 1st November 2023. (Fees vary according to the complexity of service).

ServicePrivate FeeMedicare Rebate
Standard Consultation$96.20$41.40
Long Consultation$160.00$80.10
Extended Consultation$240.00$118.00
Standard Telehealth $96.20$41.40
Saturday Standard Consultation $96.20$41.40
Saturday Long Consultation$160.00$80.10
Mental Health Plan$180.00$100.20
Review Mental Health Plan$133.55$78.95
Theatre / Procedure Fee$100.00 – $150.00No Rebate
Script Fee$15 .00 – $20.00No Rebate
  • The first consultation in each financial year will be charged the private consultation fee. This is charged regardless of age or pension status.
  • Children under the age of 16 are generally Bulk Billed for consultations except on weekends.
  • Childhood immunisations, Care Plans, Care Plan Reviews & Health Assessments are Bulk Billed for all patients.
  • Saturday morning consultations are not Bulk Billed. All patients incur an out-of-pocket fee. 
  • Surgical procedures for all patients incur an out-of-pocket $100-150 theatre / procedure fee.
  • Iron infusions for all patients will be charged an out-of-pocket expense of $150 plus a consultation fee.
  • Private vaccines, Travel consultation and vaccinations, and dressings incur an out-of-pocket fee for all patients.
  • For any patient experiencing financial hardship – please discuss this with me at the time of your consultation.

Cancellations and non-attendances 

If you cancel without adequate notice, or fail to attend an appointment, a non-attendance fee of $50.00 is charged. 

Failure to attend an initial consultation (New Patients) will result in a non-attendance fee of $160.00.

Other Fees

Prescriptions:  Patients are encouraged to request all their prescriptions during their consultation. Telephone requests for repeat prescriptions will incur the following fee. 

<24 hours’ notice: $20.00

>24 hours’ notice: $15.00

There may be out of pocket costs for patients when referred to other service providers, e.g. specialists. If in doubt, always discuss this with me and/or the service you have been referred to.