Reminders

Due to the importance we place on preventable health care, reminders are sent to you on occasions for follow up investigations.

Teaching

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.

Results

The practice will contact patients who require a follow up appointment regarding results, for both urgent and non-urgent follow up appointments.

Referrals

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.

Repeat Prescriptions

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.

Medical Certificates

A medical certificate is a legal document and cannot be back dated. A consultation is required to obtain a certificate.

Confidentiality

Your privacy is respected. Patient information is kept confidential. Our full privacy policy is available for viewing at reception.

Bulk Billing

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.))

Appointment Reminders

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.

Online Appointments

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).

The following is a general guide to fees. If required, please speak with our reception at time of booking.

  •   A standard consultation is $75.00 weekdays & $80 Saturdays (Medicare rebate: $39.75)
  •   A long consultation (20 to 40 minutes) costs $115.00 (Medicare rebate $76.95)
  •   Payment can be made by cash, credit card or debit card.
  •   For your convenience, we offer Medicare Australia Easy-Claim service so that your refund from Medicare can be processed immediately into your debit card (cheque or savings).