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Request Prescriptions & Book Online

                 Lucky draw

There will be times during our alterations when it will be noisy and difficult for receptionists to hear on the phone. We ask if people could help by ordering prescriptions and making appointments online. This may be daunting at first but we can help you if you find it difficult. For the next three months,starting in July, we will be having a lucky draw each month for someone to win a free consultation or prescription (whichever service you use).

Building Alterations September 2017

The new extension is coming along well and we should be moving in to the new rooms before the end of October. We will be refurbishing the waiting room so there will be some more disruption around the end of October for this. We will also be painting the inside of the rest of the building when the new part is completed. Unfortunately our new entrance encountered a few delays and will be another few weeks before it is usable. 

This is an exciting project which is expected to take about six months and we apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

Flu Vaccinations

Our Saturday clinics have finished. Vaccinations are now by appointment with a nurse. Please phone for further information.

Many people qualify for free flu vaccinations e.g over 65 years or for certain medical conditions. The cost for a non funded vaccination is:

Children under 13 – $20                                                         Children 13 & over and adults – $30

Appointment Reminders

We now have an automatic text reminder system which will send you a text message at 3pm the day before your appointment. Please keep us up to date with your mobile phone number.

Staff Update

From June 2016 to December 2017 we will have a registrar Dr Don Ponnamperuma with us. Registrars are working under a General Practice training programme and have usually worked in the hospital system before joining us. Registrars are available to see patients of all doctors.

 

Blood Pressure & Weight Checks

Do it yourself! We have had our machine for over a year now and it is very easy to use. You are welcome to pop in at any time and use the machine for checking your height and weight and/or your blood pressure. The reception staff can help you the first time.

Travel Vaccinations

If you are heading overseas and need to check on the vaccinations needed you can make an appointment with Nurse Sue to discuss this. We carry limited stocks so make sure you look into this well before you go away.

See the Travel Vaccination page to download an information form.

Costs vary depending on the vaccines required. When we have received your information form we can provide a quote.

Laboratory tests

Unfortunately we can no longer offer a blood testing service. The nearest services are:

New Brighton , 18 Union Street, open 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Linwood, 1/197 Linwood Avenue, open 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday & 9am to 12pm Saturday

Burwood Hospital, open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday