Patient Information

Appointments

Our clinic uses an appointment system. Each appointment with a General Practitioner is usually allocated for 15 minutes, so please let our staff know if you require a longer appointment or have multiple medical issues to discuss when booking your appointment. Longer appointments may also be required for completion of forms for Centrelink and the Roads and Maritime Services

Bulk Billing Information

Bawrunga Medical Service is a Bulk Billing Clinic. If you do not hold a current Medicare Card, private fees of $65 incl. GST will apply.

Sometimes an additional charge will apply for some vaccines that are not covered or refunded by Medicare. For certain procedures and tests that are not Medicare rebate able, any potential out of pocket fees for these services will be discussed with you prior to consultation.

For clarification on fees and charges, please contact our Reception Staff.

Additional Fees

​Some Procedures, dressings and medicals incur an out of pocket fee as listed below:

​Taxi & other Commercial Vehicle Licence Medical: $160

Pre-employment Medical: $175

Private Vaccines: prices vary for each vaccine.

Reminder System

Our practice is committed to preventative care. Your Doctor will seek your permission to be included in our reminder system. We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time offering you preventative health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system please let your doctor or receptionist know.

After Hours Medical Services

For after hour’s medical attention you may contact or attend the Emergency Department of your nearest Hospital.

Macksville District Hospital          100 Darruya Rd North Macksville              02 6568 0666

Dubbo Base Hospital                     Myall St Dubbo                                              02 6809 6809

Gilgandra District Hospital            6 Chelmsford Ave Gilgandra                       02 6880 5900

Gulargambone                                  47 Bourbah St Gulargambone                   02 6827 4200

Home Visits

It is always desirable for patients to be seen at the Clinic as your Doctor can examine and treat you more efficiently where all our facilities are available. If, however, the patient is too ill to attend the Clinic then a house call can be arranged where such visits are deemed safe and reasonable, provided that the patient meets the criteria for home visits.

Please ring as early as possible in the day for arrangements to be made.

Privacy

Your medical document is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain the security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. We abide by the 10 National Privacy Principles available at www.privacy.gov.au.

The practice will transfer patient files upon signed request from the patient to the new Medical Practitioner. A fee may apply according to the size of the file to be transferred. This fee is applied will have to be paid prior to the file being transferred.

Under the Federal Privacy Act, patients are only permitted access to medical information, which was processed on or after 21st December 2001.

A Medical Records Access Form can be obtained from the Reception Staff Access to medical records will be granted following a 21-day preparation period commencing once the request for access is lodged.