SA Pathology – 1st July 2020

Due to easing restrictions SA Pathology has now resumed blood collection services here at Belair Family Health Centre.

Opening hours are 8.00am – 11.00am  Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and we have multiple measures in place to ensure your safety when attending appointments.  For staff and patient safety please practise social distancing, use the hand sanitiser and avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces and equipment etc.

Please DO NOT ATTEND the clinic if you have any respiratory symptoms (such as sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell) or fever, including symptoms that are very mild .

 

 


SA Pathology Collection Centre – Temporary Closure

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the SA Pathology collection centre has CLOSED temporarily here at Belair Family Health Centre for patient, doctors and staff safety .

Blackwood patient collection centre remains open.

We apologise for any inconvenience and will resume services when appropriate.


HotDoc online bookings

We have now opened up telehealth bookings online through our usual HotDoc booking system.

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE FOR TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS ONLY.

If you need to see a GP face to face please ring the surgery on 8278 8900.

 


Flu Vaccines

The Government funded flu vaccines will be available from the 3rd April 2020 please phone the surgery on 8278 8900 to book an appointment.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) this year we will be holding our flu clinics in Belair Community Hall.

Where possible please print the consent form on our website, complete and bring it along to your appointment.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS ALERT (COVID-19)

IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED OVERSEAS , INTERSTATE OR BEEN IN KNOWN CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID -19)WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS AND HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS SUCH AS (FEVER, COUGH, SORE THROAT OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING). DO NOT PRESENT TO OUR SURGERY.

PLEASE PHONE US ON 8278 8900 FOR ADVICE


SA PATHOLOGY CENTRE

SA Pathology will now be operating on the following days:

Wednesday mornings 8.00am – 11.00am

Saturday Mornings 8.00am – 11.00am

All pathology forms accepted

Bulk Bill – no out of pocket expense


Coronavirus Alert

Please ring reception prior to your appointment if you have a fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing and have travelled to China in the last 2 weeks.


Information for Pensioners/Health Care Card Holders

Current Medicare rebates do not reflect the cost of delivering a comprehensive quality medical service. The bulk billing incentive is being reduced from 1 January 2020 and because of this, we have taken the difficult decision that we will no longer be able to bulk bill pension and health care card holders from this date.

The gap fee of $15 Monday to Friday will be a substantial discount compared with the usual gap for non- concessional patients of $37.70. Full payment of the consultation fee is expected at the completion of your medical appointment and the Medicare rebate can be paid directly into your account. Weekend appointments are generally billed the standard fee for all.

As a Medicare Card holder, you are automatically enrolled in the Medicare Safety Net program. Once your out-of-hospital (GP and specialist consultations, radiology and pathology) total gap payments reach a certain threshold in a calendar year, you will automatically receive back 80% of any further gap payments made during that calendar year.

Doctors may consider reduced fees or bulk billing for an individual consultation if exceptional circumstances exist, please discuss this with your GP.  Thank you for your understanding.


Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

Surgery Hours during the festive period

Tuesday 24th 9.00am-12.45pm

CLOSED DECEMBER 25TH/ 26TH

Friday 27th 9.00am-12.45pm

CLOSED DECEMBER 28TH /29TH

Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st 9.00am-12.45pm

CLOSED 1ST JANUARY and Re open as normal on Thursday 2nd January 2020

Outside of our Surgery Hours please call – Family Home Doctor 1300 695 628 or National Home Doctor 13 74 25 – FOR EMERGENCY CALL 000

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year