Mixed billing Monday to Friday and for Private billing on Weekends and Public Holidays please check Individual Doctor’s profile.
The following patients will continue to be bulk billed Monday – Friday:
For Further information please speak to our reception staff.
Please telephone 07 3818 9400 to arrange an appointment. Doctors accept walk-in for emergencies only. Booked appointments and emergencies have priority.
Longer appointments are available on request. Please advise reception staff if you require a longer appointment.
Home visits are available depending on doctors discretion and availability.
For After hours emergencies please contact the Ambulance on Ph: 000 or the Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department. For after hours consultations please contact Hello Home Doctor on 134 100 or Urgent Care after hours clinic on 3073 3933. Metro Medical Centre has an agreement with Hello Home Doctor who will provide after hour care for the patients of the Doctors. Hello Home doctor Service is a Bulk Billed Home Visit Service.
Management of Personal health received at our practice is treated with the strictest confidence.
Confidentiality Agreements are in place with our staff. This information is required for our doctors to provide quality patient care.
You will note that at the bottom of the Patient Health Summary it is note that you will automatically be placed on the NATIONAL REMINDER SYSTEM unless you specify otherwise. If a copy of your health information is required these are obtainable, however, specialists letters and pathology can be obtained from the specialist or pathology firm directly. An INTERPRETER SERVICE is available for those patients that require assistance. If this service is required please speak to the reception staff who will be eager to assist you.
If you have a problem, we would like to hear about it. Please discuss with the Practice Manager or your doctor.
It is Practice policy that patients should make these complaints in writing.
If you feel that you need to discuss the matter outside of the practice, there are several options available including
Medical Registration Board
Office of the Health Ombudsman
PO Box 13281 George St
Brisbane QLD 4003
Telephone: 133 646
Patients are required to see the doctor to organise a referral. It cannot be done without the patient present.
Referrals will be faxed by the surgery to the specialist and a copy of referral given to the patient. Reception will advise your need to contact the addressee for an appointment.
Patient Health Summary and Patient Consent forms will require the patient to consent to the National Reminder System and Third Party presence in a consultation. Staff will ask you to sign these. Personal Health Information is treated with the strictest confidence.
(as per Australian Privacy Principles- APP)
The Doctors will make every effort to deal with emergency calls for urgent matters. However, if doctor is with a patient and unable to take your call, you may leave a short message advising the issue with your name and contact details. Please note the doctors are busy and may not be able to return your call the same day. If the matter is urgent then please present to the nearest emergency department.
Patients will be required to make an appointment to obtain their test results. Due to the “Privacy Act” we are unable to give out results over the telephone. However if results are abnormal we will contact you via telephone or in writing.
For a medical certificate to be issued the patient must be seen on the day the certificate is issued. Medical certificates cannot be backdated.
TELEHEALTH MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Doctors require patients to have been seen in the clinic within the last 12 months for a medical certificate to be issued during a telehealth appointment. The appointment will need to be booked with the patients usual doctor. In some circumstances if your regular doctor is unavailable a different doctor may be able to issue a certificate. Please note medical certificate are issues on doctors discretion.
Telehealth appointments cannot be performed for new patients. As per medicare criteria doctors require the patient to have been seen in the clinic within the last 12 months to be eligible for a telehealth appointment. In some circumstances the doctor may be able to provide a telehealth consult if it has been over 12 months since the last clinic visit, however this will be done on doctors discretion. Please see Metro Medical Centre Telehealth doctor policy for more information or contact reception on 07 3818 9400.