Dr Paul Tuohey

General Practitioner

Dr Tuohey completed his undergraduate medical studies at Melbourne University in 2009 after previously working for 10 years as a software engineer. He went on to do his internship and another one and half years of training as a resident medical officer at Ballarat Base Hospital. This included one year in obstetrics and gynaecology and three months in paediatrics. Dr Tuohey decided to enter general practice training in 2012 because it provides exposure to virtually all areas of medicine as well as enabling a closer relationship and understanding of patients not really seen in other specialties. His special interests include paediatrics, women’s health, musculoskeletal conditions and skin cancer medicine.

Outside of work, he is a very busy husband and dad to six children. He enjoys running, working out in the gym and is a passionate supporter of the Collingwood Football Club. Along with his wife Dr Kim Tuohey, he has been a carer for foster children over several years which has brought many challenges but also much enjoyment and satisfaction.

Bulk bills:

  • Children under 16
  • Pensioners over 65 years

Privately bills:

  • All other services and consultations

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$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.
  • Mental Health plans and Mental health Plan reviews are Bulk Billed.
  • Telephone and Telehealth appointments are charged a discounted fee.
  • 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