Dr Paul Smith

Dr. Paul Smith-8086

General Practitioner

Dr Smith completed his Medical studies at Melbourne University in 2009 and fellowed with the Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2014 after completing an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science/Research (majoring in Genetics and Cellular Biology/Biochemistry) at Deakin University. His internship was done at the Ballarat Base Hospital. Initially from the South Eastern suburbs of Victoria, Paul moved to Ballarat in 2007 for medical training and never left.

He is a busy father to two girls, a little man and husband. Dr Smith spends is free time training in Karate, Brazilian Jujitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. He is also an avid gardener and home renovator.

His passions include preventative health/screening, fitness, chronic disease management, biotechnology, sports injuries and optimisation and mental health.

Bulk bills:

  • Children under 16
  • INR consults
  • SCITs (allergy injections)
  • Mental Health Treatment consultations
  • Concession card

Privately bills:

  • All other services and consultations
  • Pension and Health Care Card holders are charged a discounted out of pocket fee 

Currently not taking on 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 $100.20
Review Mental Health Plan $78.95
Procedure Fee$100.00 – $150.00 
Theatre Fee (Practice fee)$100.00No 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 and pensioners over the age of 65 are generally Bulk Billed for consultations except on weekends.
  • Childhood immunisations, Care Plans, Care Plan Reviews & Health Assessments are Bulk Billed for all patients.
  • Dr Smith Bulk Bills Mental Health Consultations, Mental Health Plans, and Mental health Plan reviews.
  • 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 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.