Due to the importance we place on preventable health care, reminders are sent to you on occasions for follow up investigations.
Our practice has been a teaching practice for over 20 years. We are committed to help train the health practitioners of the future, and thus regularly have medical and nursing students, as well as GP registrars.
The practice will contact patients who require a follow up appointment regarding results, for both urgent and non-urgent follow up appointments.
Your doctor will assist in selecting the appropriate specialist or allied health professional. It is illegal for referrals to be back dated. A consultation for same is required.
Best medical practice dictates a consultation should occur, but in some circumstances at your doctor's discretion, a repeat, for a small supply (not more than 2 months) may be done without a consultation. 48 hours notice is required and an administration fee of $20 will apply.
A medical certificate is a legal document and cannot be back dated. A consultation is required to obtain a certificate.
Atherfield bulk bills aged or disability pensioners, DVA patients, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Bulk billing children under the age of 16 years for consultations commenced in April 2019 (Does not include procedures such as minor ops (eg excisions, wedge resections, etc.))
Our practice sends appointment reminders via SMS (HotDoc). You will be able to opt out when you receive your first SMS if you do not wish to receive SMS reminders.
Our practice offers online appointment bookings via Hot Doc (Accessible through the "Book Appointment" button on the home page on our website or by downloading the HotDoc app on Google Play or the Apple App Store).