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Longer Appointments

If you think you need more than a 15 minute appointment, please book a longer appointment or plan to return for a second appointment (these will incur an extra fee). Longer appointments may be required for multiple problems, minor surgery or medicals (e.g. insurance medicals require a double appointment). Please discuss your needs with the nurse.



Urgent Appointments

If you are very unwell and require an urgent appointment, please alert the receptionist, and ask to speak with the nurse who will make arrangements. We reserve a number of same day appointments for patients who become unwell on the day.



Pregnancy 

Pregnancy consultations are free during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (up to 12 weeks and 6 days). If you are pregnant but require an appointment for an issue which is not pregnancy related a standard consultation fee will apply. 



Cancellations

Please call us if you cannot attend your appointment. Giving us at least two hours notice will allow us to reuse your appointment time. Cancellation with less than two hours notice may incur a $25 fee. 



Waiting Times

We make every effort to run on time, but on occasions unexpected emergencies or complex consultations running over time will cause delays. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Please check in with a receptionist on arrival.



Chaperones

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone or support person with them for any appointment. The chaperone can be a family member, friend or a member of staff. If you want a member of staff to accompany you during the visit please let the receptionist know when you book for your appointment.



House Calls

House calls may be available if necessary during the working day. Sometimes care for urgent problems can be given more effectively at the medical centre. We will discuss the best plan with you. For after hours, please ring the practice number to be directed to the after hours service.



Repeat Prescriptions

We provide repeat prescriptions for a limited number of stable ongoing conditions according to our practice policy; however, you will need to have an appointment for your prescription if:

  • You are currently taking three or more medications
  • Your medication type or dose was changed at your last appointment
  • You have been into hospital since your last prescription
  • You have been under the care of a specialist who has changed your medication since your last review
  • You were not seen for your last prescription
  • You were scheduled to have a review for your next prescription during the consultation with the Doctor
  • You are on an antidepressant or similar.
  • You are requesting a medication which is classed as a controlled drug (for example, Ritalin) 
  • We have not previously prescribed the medication you are requesting 
  • Note: we do not provide repeat prescriptions for antibiotics.

Please call the nurse to arrange a repeat prescription. Please anticipate 48hrs for your scripts to be available. An additional fee will apply for more urgent processing of scripts.



Test Results

All effort is made to contact you with any results that we consider will affect your health care and to arrange follow-up and action if needed. You are welcome to phone and ask the nurse for your results if you haven't heard from us.



Complaints Procedure

We welcome feedback on the service you have received. If you have comments or concerns, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can work with you to put it right