PrEP Clinic

What is LinQ Medical?

LinQ Medical is a Medicare-funded sexual health clinic located within the M Clinic premises that provided PrEP (or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). The clinic is staffed by doctors and nurses that provide education and appropriate testing to ensure that you are taking PrEP safely and correctly.

Please call us on (08) 9227 0734  and state that you want to book a PrEP appointment for LinQ Medical. You will need to answer a few questions about previous PrEP usage if applicable. PrEP enrolments are usually 20 – 30 minutes.

Currently our PrEP Clinic hours are:

Wednesday            4:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday                     10:00am – 2:00pm

What does the appointment cost?

Appointments at LinQ Medical adhere to a Medicare-structure fee system. To access the Medicare rebate you are required to use the name that is printed on your Medicare card. An upfront payment is required, and then you can tap on the terminal to receive your Medicare rebate. Therefore your out-of-pocket payment for all appointments is still $20.

Appointment TypeConsult costMedicare Rebate
Out of pocket payment
PrEP enrolment
first time PrEP appointment or restarting after a break
95.7575.7520
1 month follow up
after enrolment
59.1039.1020
3 monthly follow up
regular follow ups
59.1039.1020

If you can’t attend an appointment and fail to cancel it, you will be charged $20 payable prior to your next appointment.

How do I get the Medicare Rebate?

Your Medicare rebate can only be deposited into a bank account, which means that you have to use a CHEQUE or SAVINGS account on a physical card to get the money deposited back in your account. If this is not possible, you will have to lodge a Medicare claim online via MyGov or through the Medicare Express Plus App. More information can be found on the Medicare website

We DO NOT ACCEPT Apple/Google/Samsung Pay or any wearables or PayPass technology for refunds. These utilize a credit account which is NOT COMPATIBLE WITH A MEDICARE REFUND. 

 

Non-Medicare PrEP Access

PrEP requires a script which only a doctor can provide. For PrEP consultations M Clinic charges the standard appointment costs (depending on the length of the consult) plus a $20 gap fee. This gap fee allows us to continue to provide STI screening appointments for free to low income earners, and also provide treatments for free.

  • If you have health insurance that is standard cover or higher, you can claim back a large percentage of the appointments costs and pathology costs (sample testing costs).
  • You cannot claim back the $20 gap fee.
  • Please note Essentials Cover does not cover PrEP consultations.
Appointment Type*Consult cost*Testing
(pathology) costs
Total Cost
(including $20 gap fee)
PrEP enrolment
first time PrEP appointment or restarting after a break
75.7570.25166
1 month follow up
after enrolment
39.1042.25101.35
3 monthly follow up
regular follow ups
39.1042.25101.35

*Please note that these costs are dependent on the length of the consult and the tests ordered by the doctor. Consult costs are 100% claimable, pathology costs ~85% claimable.

You can pay your pathology costs here at the clinic, as well as the consult costs. We will provide you with the receipts for each of these payments which you can take to your health insurance provider. Pathology payments are paid to PathWest through an online payment portal which requires card details input at Reception. Please note you can access PrEP for free through South Terrace Clinic in Fremantle and through Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic.