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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
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.
We welcome feedback at any time on the service you have received. Feedback provides a valuable source of information to allow us to alter or strengthen the service and care we provide to best meet your needs. Multiple methods are available for providing feedback. You can discuss concerns, compliments or suggestions with any of our staff team, or you can document feedback via email to our clinic or in writing in our Comments box in reception. We also participate in the national Patient Experience Survey four times per year. All patients (over 15 years of age) who have an appointment during national survey week will be invited to provide feedback on the service received. We value this feedback and review it as a staff team, using the information provided to improve our services.
If you have comments or concerns, please let us as soon as possible so that we can work with you to put it right.