About us

Special Practice Notes

These notes are provided to help you during your visit to our practice.

Referrals

Doctors in this practice are competent at handling common health problems. When necessary, they can use opinions from specialists. You can discuss this openly with your doctor, including potential out of pocket expenses.

Despite our best intentions

We sometimes run late! This is because someone has needed unexpected urgent attention. Thank you for your consideration.

Communication

A doctor is available during normal surgery hours for emergency advice. Our staff are experienced in deciding the appropriate response to any phone request.

Patient Privacy

This practice protects your personal health information to ensure it is only available to authorised staff members for the intended purposes and to comply with the privacy Act. To obtain a copy of our Privacy Statement or your medical records, please ask.

Reminder system

Because our practice is committed to preventive care, we may send you an occasional reminder regarding health services appropriate to your case. If you wish to opt out of this, please let us know.

Test Result

Results are reviewed by the doctors and acted on in a timely manner, with your health in mind. Please phone for your results. A recall system is in place to follow up on any tests results.

Billing Arrangements

New patients for  the inital visit must pay on day$146 and receive refund from medicare of $72.80, under 16 and over 75 are exempt subsequent visits we direct bill Medicare. Please bring your Medicare card to your appointment.
Private patients are charged at AMA rates. Our fees reflect the quality of our service.
Payment at the time of consultation is required
A small fee may be charged for procedures, dressings and vaccines to cover costs.

Patient Feedback

We welcome your comments or suggestions. Please feel free to talk to your GP or the practice manager regarding any issues. If you prefer, you can contact the Health Complaints Commissioner Tasmania on 1800 001 170 (Toll Free – Tas) or email health.complaints@ombudsman.tas.gov.au

Appointments

Consultation is by appointment

Urgent cases are seen on the day.

Home Visits

If you require a home visit for special reasons, please request this first thing in the morning.

Booking a long appointment

Is important for more complex problems -insurance medical, health review, counselling, a second opinion, etc.

This may involve a longer wait. Please notify us if you are unable to attend an appointment well in advance or a non-attendance fee will be charged.

If more than one person from your family wishes to see the doctor at the same time, please ensure a separate appointment is made for each family member.

Time is valuable to all of us. If you fail to attend appointments without adequate explanation, we cannot guarantee your future booked appointments.