Important information about COVID vaccine -please read carefully

There are 2 types of COVID vaccines offered at this clinic

The AstraZeneca vaccine is available for anyone aged 60 years or above.

The Pfizer vaccine is available for anyone age 12 years or above

Due to congested phone lines, please use online booking where possible.  If you cannot find a suitable vaccine appointment here please try to search for alternative venues here or here or here. 

Prior to booking please read the following information, and complete an online consent form

The COVID vaccine is free and the vaccination service will be bulk-billed for all eligible patients with a medicare card.  (Please note: if you are eligible but do not have a medicare card you cannot be vaccinated at this clinic.  You'll need to attend a Respiratory Clinic or state vaccination clinic to get vaccinated)

More information about the AstraZeneca vaccine may be found here.  More information about the Pfizer vaccine may be found here

If you have any concerns or feel uncertain about having the vaccine please ensure to discuss this with your regular GP or one of the GPs here, prior to consenting and booking for vaccination.

 

Additional requirements for new patients to the clinic requiring COVID vaccination

A health summary from your GP, listing all your current and past medical conditions, medications and allergies. 
If the above documents are not available (eg. if you don't have a regular GP) then you must make a face to face appointment with one of our GPs here to discuss if you are medically suitable for vaccination, prior to booking a COVID vaccine appointment.  This consult will be bulk billed.

GPs in this medical Centre serve Blackburn, Box Hill, Surrey Hills, Forest Hill, Nunawading, Vermont, and Burwood 

COVID policy

In order to reduce risks, we request that all patients wait in the car park where possible.  When you arrive at the car park, please call 98771200 to check into our system.  Then please wait in your car until we call you. 

 

Please note that it's our policy that everyone (including children, but excluding infants) must wear face masks inside the clinic.  You will not be allowed entry if you do not have a face mask on.

 

When you arrive inside the clinic, please check your temperature at the temperature self check counter and sanitize your hands.

 

For your safety, air purifiers are installed in every room to cover the entire indoor space of the clinic, to reduce risk of transmission of respiratory infections including COVID-19.

Telehealth

If you have an infection, please do not come in for face to face onsult.  Please book a telehealth appointment* instead.

 

Please note, to qualify for medicare rebates for telehealth consult, you will need to have seen a doctor here face to face within the last 12 months.

 

Private fees applies to all non-concessional telehealth consults. For more details on fees please refer to our fees page.

 

Telehealth consultation can be conducted via telephone or video. For video consult, you will need a smart phone or tablet or laptop with internet connection. You will also need an internet browser (Chrome or Safari). Please have this set up prior to commencement of the consult.

 

Please note: There are many medical problems which cannot be fully addressed via telehealth.  In these cases, the doctor will do as much as possible via telehealth, and then ask you to come to the clinic, either on the same day, or on a separate day, to complete the assessment and management of your issues.