Dr Samantha Culvenor

Dr. Samantha Culvenor-8185

General Practitioner

Dr Culvenor graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006. She is a local having grown up in Daylesford and is very familiar with the health services available in the region. She has been actively involved in Medical Education and training provision for GP Registrars and medical students.

Dr Culvenor has completed additional training obtaining the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a credentialled antenatal shared care provider with Grampians Health. She is passionate about General Practice and areas of interest include paediatrics, women’s health and pregnancy care. 

She is a busy mother of two daughters and enjoys running in her spare time.

Bulk bills:

  • Children aged 15yrs and younger
  • Patients over 65 years with a Pensioner Concession Card (Blue card)

Privately bills:

  • All other services and consultations

New patients currently restricted to patients needing fertility assistance or pregnancy care.

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
Antenatal Consultations$160.00$44.15
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. 

If you cancel without adequate notice or fail to attend a Long Consultation (i.e. 30 minutes) appointment, a non-attendance fee of $160.00 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.