Medical Costs Finder

The Medical Costs Finder helps you find and understand costs for general practitioners (GPs) and medical specialist services across Australia.

What the Medical Costs Finder is

The Medical Costs Finder helps patients find the typical cost of GP and specialist medical services around Australia.

The website contains information on common services delivered in a private setting such as:

  • GP appointments
  • specialist appointments and services
  • surgical operations delivered in hospitals.

We will continue to add more services over time.

How the Medical Costs Finder helps you

You can use the website to see:

  • the typical range of out-of-pocket costs
  • the fees GPs and specialists typically charge and any Medicare and private health insurer’s contribution
  • for select procedures, the services you may receive before, during or after
  • indicative typical fees and costs information from participating specialists
  • information to help you make a more informed decision when considering treatment.

Please note: the website shows data where it is available and provided to us.

Using the Medical Costs Finder

To use the website, start by searching the name or MBS item number of your service. You can also browse by the service or procedure, specialty and more.

For best results, we recommend using the latest version of your web browser.

Making financial decisions

For more support on making financial decisions:


See the Medical Costs Finder disclaimer and terms of use.

For medical specialists

Medical specialists can now participate via the Medical Costs Finder portal.

Participation by medical specialists is voluntary and helps improve cost transparency for patients.

For more information, see the Medical Costs Finder portal terms of use and privacy notice

Supporting your patient

You may need to help your patient understand the implications of out-of-pocket costs.

Knowing how much treatment will cost is called informed financial consent. The government encourages medical specialists to practise informed financial consent with their patients.

For more information, please see the Ombudsman’s fact sheet on informed financial consent.

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