Appointments

I need a quick doctor’s appointment, can you fit me in?

We keep a few appointment slots open each day for last minute bookings, because we understand that medical problems don’t often happen when it’s convenient for you, or with prior warning.

Check HotDoc for our Nowra and Berry clinics to ensure you are first in line for one of these appointments. Sorry but we cannot always accept walk-ins, appointments are necessary.

Yes, you can! It is often simpler and quicker to book your own appointment online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You have access to all appointments that our friendly receptionists see, in fact you have more choice of appointments if you book online.

Either way we will always send you a reminder. Please make sure you confirm your appointment by actioning this reminder.

Don’t worry, we can always book you for a longer appointment with your GP. Let us know at the time of booking, or choose the option when booking online. If we don’t have enough time for all the issues, we will make you an appointment to come back on another day.

Fees

How much does it cost for an appointment?

Did you know that the length of your appointment time determines the price of your visit? General visits range from $82–$123 and we can arrange your Medicare refund, which will be about half of this.

Payment is payable at the time of consultation and forms of payment are MasterCard, Visa and all debit cards.

We do bulk bill the vulnerable in our community and people with complex health needs. That’s part of who we are. You will be entitled to be bulk billed if you:

  • Have a chronic disease and are up to date with all your Health Assessments and Care Plans
  • Are over 75 years of age with an Aged Pension
  • Are a child under 12 years of age

All of our Veterans are billed direct to DVA.

Discount fees apply to current Health Care Card Holders, and aged pensioners between 65 and 75 years of age.

We are pleased to look after your health care needs if you are injured at work.

Please obtain a Claim number from your employers’ insurer and we can bill them directly. Until this time you will be billed privately and responsible for payment at the time of consultation.

Prescriptions and referrals

Do I need an appointment just for a script?

Our doctors ensure you have adequate supplies of your regular medication. If you have run out, it means it is time to see your doctor to check on your health. At this time our doctors will check to ensure your medication is working for you and give you a new prescription as required.

You can make a phone consultation appointment for just this type of appointment.

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Referrals are a government requirement. Specialist referrals last for 12 months from the date of your first visit with the specialist. Always check with your specialist when you make an appointment to see if you need a new referral.

We cannot just “fit you in” if your referral is out of date. “Fit in” appointments at the last minute are for very sick patients. Referrals can always be planned ahead for.

You can make a phone consultation appointment for just this type of appointment.

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Care plans, wound care and other services

What do I need to do if I have a wound, or need post-operative care?

We can take care of this for you. Make an appointment with one of our friendly registered nurses for your wound. If your surgeon has asked us to look after your care after an operation, make an appointment with your regular GP to make sure your recovery is as smooth as possible.

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We can assist you in renewing your drivers’ licence and send it directly to the RTA for you. What you can do to speed up the process is ensure you have completed all your tests (like optometrist) prior to making your appointment with us.

All our GPs are qualified to undertake Mental Health Care Plans.

Book online at any of our practices for this appointment type and you can be assured that we will have allowed adequate time to create this plan for you.

An “Enhanced Primary Care” or “Care Plan” can be created by our Doctors and Registered Nurses. They have many health benefits, and will ensure you are able to claim Medicare rebates for these services when you attend their rooms.

Arrange an apppointment at one of our practices