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HotDoc Payments

Some Doctors at our practice now use HotDoc Payments to securely process payments for your appointments, offering added convenience for patients who prefer to book and pay online.

When you book online through the HotDoc app or website, you may be prompted to enter your credit or debit card details before your consultation. The request will come from HotDoc and is safe and secure. Similarly, when you book an appointment over the phone or in person at our clinic, you may be sent an SMS or email containing a secure link to safely add your credit or debit card details. This will hold your booking, and your payment will only be processed through HotDoc after you’ve been seen for your appointment.


You may be required to add your card details when booking your appointment, but you will not be charged the full fee until after you’ve been seen for your appointment. A temporary $1 charge may appear to validate your card, which HotDoc will refund almost immediately. Alternatively, you might receive an SMS payment request with a HotDoc link for outstanding accounts, which you will need to pay immediately.

When you book online and select your preferred appointment type, you will be provided with an estimate of what the doctor will charge for the appointment. If your appointment varies in length or there are more issues discussed, the cost may vary.

The credit card number secures the appointment and confirmed the date and time. If the doctor decides to bulk bill, there will be no funds collected.

Whilst your credit card details secure your appointment, you are not charged until after you have seen your doctor. If you need to cancel your appointment, you can do this online or by calling our clinic. Your credit card will not be charged.

After you have paid for your appointment in full, Medicare will allocate the rebate to your nominated bank account.

No, HotDoc does not store your card details. Your information is verified and securely stored by their trusted partners: Stripe, Pin Payments, and Spreedly. They are accredited by the Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and hold Level 1 certification. Your card details, including expiry dates and CVV, remain invisible to HotDoc and our clinic; we do not collect or store them. For more information, please see HotDoc Payments Security.

A $1 pending charge is processed on your card when adding a payment method. This temporary pre-authorisation is used to verify your card details. You will never be charged this amount; it will be refunded almost immediately.

This is the pre-authorisation mentioned above, as described in detail here.

For refund requests, please speak with our Reception team.

After Hours

If you need after-hours care, please call SmartClinics Chermside Family Medical Centre on 07 3177 9500.