Services

Many of these services require a long appointment to provide adequate time for your doctor to conduct a thorough health check and discuss any issues or concerns you may have.

Please inform reception of your appointment requirements at the time you make your booking

Appointments: Consultation is by appointment. Urgent cases will be seen on the day. Please tell the receptionist if you consider your problem to be of an urgent nature.

Home visits: Home visits are available on request for existing patients of the practice with prior arrangement. Please call the surgery early in the morning to discuss. Home visits apply to local area only and these visits are not bulk-billed.

Booking a Long Appointment: If you need an insurance medical , post natal check, removal of lesions, review of a complex health issue or counselling please book a longer appointment. If more than one person from your family wishes to see the doctor at the same time, please ensure a separate appointment is made for each family member.

Telephoning your Doctor: Although most problems are best dealt with in consultation, a doctor will always be available during normal surgery hours for emergency advice. Our staff are experienced in helping you decide whether the matter requires an appointment or advice over the phone.
Pap Smear Consultation
For good health, this surgery recalls our female patients for 2 yearly pap smears. If you have not had a pap smear ever, or in the last 2 years, please contact our surgery for an appointment. If you attended our surgery for a pap smear, you are automatically placed on a 2 year recall list. Please note that all pap smear consultations require a half hour appointment. To ensure the quality of care, we require patient to take responsibility to return for these results. All pap smears are billed privately at $95.00 with a rebate from Medicare of $65.20
Immunisations
We prefer to immunise children in the morning so we are easily available through the day if parents have any concerns relating to side effects from the immunisations.
6 Week Old Health Check
A targeted and specific check of your new baby is conducted including measurements and weight, and includes 6 week immunisations. Please bring along your Blue Book to this consultation to ensure all their statistics are recorded for your convenience.
Antenatal Check
If you require an antenatal check 6 weeks after the birth of your baby, please inform the receptionist at the time you make your booking for your baby’s 6 week immunisation and health check. Reception can coordinate consultations times that will be convenient for you and your baby.
4 Year Old Health Check
Is your child up-to-date with immunisations and ready for school? The 4 year old Healthy Child Check can be done at the time of the 4 year old immunisation. This will require a longer appointment so please advise reception at the time of making your appointment.
45 – 49 Year Health Check
The Federal Government has introduced a new health check for this age group. The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent, or lessen the risk of developing health complaints.
Please phone the surgery to make an appointment for this important health check.
The cost for this consultation is covered by Medicare. You will be bulk-billed for this service.
Diabetes Risk Health Check
This is a health check for those patients 40 to 49 with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This health check utilises The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment tool. This health check requires a longer appointment.
Health Care Plans
We offer many services to assist our patients in the management of their health issues. Health Care Plans can be provided if eligible.
Please discuss your health concerns with your doctor who can provide you with an appropriate assessment and health care plan.
Travel Vaccinations
While we administer routine travel vaccinations, there are some vaccinations that we are not eligible to provide. Please discuss your travel destination and vaccination requirements with reception.
A travel report is provided with information on your vaccinations, as well as health and travel details regarding your destinations. There will be an additional charge for this report.
Pathology Service
Our pathology is collected on site. Opening hours are
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 8.30am to midday

Appointments are not necessary for general blood tests. All other tests require an appointment with the pathology collector.
FEE STRUCTURE

Consultation

 

Time

Private Fee

Standard*

 

less than 15 min

$75.00

Detailed**

 

less than 30 min

$130.00

Extended***

 

30+ min

$180.00

*Standard: straightforward problem requiring a short history and limited (if any) physical examination.
**Detailed: requires a selective history and examination to assess and manage a problem or several straightforward problems.
***Extended: detailed history, thorough physical examination, investigations, complex management issues, multiple diagnoses explored.