Please note that doctors are not always available to receive and return phones calls. You may leave a message if you would like your doctor to contact you. However, it is always preferable to make an appointment to speak to your doctor. Sorry we are NOT able to accept or send email communication due to privacy reasons.
We have an appointment reminder system that uses SMS. We also SMS and Phone to advise patients when regular checks are due. Final recall letters for certain health services are sent by registered post to meet medico legal requirements.
Please call 3818 0700 to make an appointment. If you have a complex problem please ask our friendly reception staff for a longer consultation. We require a minimum of 2 hours notice if you can no longer attend your appointment. Please be aware that if a valid reason cannot be given for non-attendance, you will be charged the full fee for the missed consult.
OUT OF HOURS
You can register your family with the after hours Home Doctor Service. Services are bulk billed for out of hours consultations. You can contact the Home Doctor Service on 13 74 25
Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
To provide the highest quality service our practice has private billing. Payment is requested at time of consultation and can be made by Eftpos, Credit Card or Cheque. Cash is accepted but not preferred. If you provide Medicare with your bank details we can arrange for a Medicare rebate to be put directly into your account within 2-3 days.
We are a Private Billing practice. We therefore only offer bulk billing only to children under 16 years, gold DVA card holders, and aged/senior pensioners. ** Saturdays are PRIVATE billing for all patients except school children under 16 years**
Consultation costs for WorkCover are not reimbursed by Medicare. Invoices are to be paid and can be submitted to your employer or WorkCover. Once a claim number has been issued, we can invoice WorkCover directly.
An appointment is required to obtain results. Our reception staff do not have access to your personal health information and cannot give results over the phone.
An appointment is required for all prescriptions. Requests for repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the phone. We do NOT prescribe schedule 8 narcotic drugs.
Dressings and consumables are not refunded by Medicare and may be privately charged. There is no Medicare refund for change of dressings or removal of sutures if the procedure is done elsewhere in a private facility.
CLOSING THE GAP
We offer health assessments for patients with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ethnicity. Patients may be eligible for free prescriptions and some Medicare benefits.
MEDICAL RECORDS & PRIVACY
COMPLIMENTS & CONCERNS
The Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) can be contacted for assistance. Free Call 1800 677 308 or visit www.oho.qld.gov.au