Appointments with a General Practitioner as an in-person consultation or follow-up appointment for the purpose of medicinal cannabis are covered under Medicare and receive a partial rebate.

How it works

Cost & Medicare rebate

Medicare rebate

Medicare provides a partial rebate for in-clinic appointments, not telehealth (unless it is a follow up and your first appointment was in-clinic).

Private health funds

Some private health funds now cover medicinal cannabis consultations and prescriptions. Check with your provider today.


ServiceYou pay (after rebate)Medicare
Initial Consult (in-clinic), long consult$120.30$79.70$200
Initial Consult (telehealth), long consult$160n/a$160
Initial Consult (telehealth) Dr Jamie Rickcord$200n/a$200
Follow up (in-clinic), 15min$58.50$41.20$100
Follow up (telehealth), 15 min$80n/a$80
Follow up (telehealth), 15 min
if initial consult was in-clinic

In Clinic appointments attract a medicare rebate

Telehealth appointments do not attract a rebate

Free patient webinar

It can be difficult to access credible information about plant-based medicine. Ananda Clinics offers these resources to help arm you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions on your health journey