Health on Kensington
Ph: 8364 4511
Fax: 8364 6455
We believe that the provision of quality healthcare requires a doctor-patient relationship of trust and confidentiality. Our friendly and experienced practitioners offer a range of medical services, including:
- Clinpath Laboratory
- Women's health issues
- Counselling - 3 Step Mental Health
- Psychiatric Care
- Palliative Care inc. Mary Potter Hospice
- Acute medical and surgical problems
- Total family care - Paediatrics - Family Planning
- Minor Surgery
- Nutritional advice
- Diabetes Management and Foot Care
Additionally, we have psychiatry and endocrinology services available by appointment. There are also emergency/hospital and radiology services available nearby to the practice, should you require these services.
The centre meets all the criteria of the Practice Incentive Scheme of the Health Insurance Commission.
Telephone Access / Electronic Communication
GP's in this practice may be contacted during normal opening hours. If the GP is with a patient, a message will be taken and the reception staff will advise you when it is likely that the GP will return your call. In an emergency your call will always be put through to a GP. This practice does don't accept any form of electronic communication (e.g. email, sms, txt, Facebook or Twitter).
Our practice is committed to preventative care. Your doctor will seek your permission to be included on 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 a part of this system please let your doctor or receptionist know.
Your Privacy: Our Policy
The provision of quality health care requires a doctor-patient relationship of trust and confidentiality. Consistent with our commitment to quality cate this practice has developed a policy to protect patient privacy in compliance with privacy legislation.
Our Policy Informs You:
- That we need your consent to collect information about you
- Why we need to collect your information
- How your information will be used by us and to whom we may need to disclose it
- That you may request access to the information we hold about you
- That you may discuss any concerns you have about how we handle your information
Personal Health Information
Your details, medical records and consultations within this practice are kept strictly confidential. Your personal health information is only accessed by authorised staff and will not be released without your written consent. Only de-identified data may be used for research purposes. During the Accreditation process, medical records are randomly selected by a GP for quality assurance purposes. If you do not wish for your record to be accessed please inform the doctor. We abide by the 13 National Privacy Principles.
Fees and Bill
Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Bankcard, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. However for those who are on a limited budget and do receive a pension this payment has been reduced.
You can provide us with your bank's BSB number and an account number to enable your refund to be deposited back into your bank in three working days.
The AMA structure forms the basis of our billing policy and is displayed at the front desk in the reception area of the practice. If you have any difficulties paying the fees, please discuss it with us.
Home visits are provided where there is a difficulty in the patient being able to attend the practice. During a session a doctor will travel within a 5km radius of the practice to attend an ill patient. If a patient lives outside this boundary or the doctors are unable to attend a locum may be requested to attend on your behalf, however the locum service does not begin until 6:00pm weekdays.
Nursing Home or other institutional visits are provided as a routine or when requested by the client or carer.
The doctors a accredited to admit clients at most of the metropolitan Private Hospitals and care for them with or without specialist intervention.
Allied Health Services
Health on Kensington provides a range of allied health services to existing and new patients.
- Podiatrist - Caroline Bussell
- Physiotherapist - Rosalie Blackwell
- Audiologists - Australian Hearing and Connect Hearing
- Psychologist - Professor Anna Chur-Hansen
Consultations are generally made by appointment. At the time of making the appointment the receptionist will make an enquiry as to the complexity of the problem and will allocate the appropriate time necessary.
All efforts are made to ensure clients are seen on the day of contact or as deemed necessary. All efforts are made so that the client sees the doctor of choice.
Provision is made in the appointment system for emergency consultations.
It is practice policy that the doctors do not consult over the phone except in medical emergencies. Even seemingly simple problems may have complicating factors which can not be accurately assessed at a distance. Doctors are legally accountable for all opinions given, including those given by phone. Patient are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss results or any other problems.
If you have a problem with any member of the staff, including a doctor, please feel free to use either the suggestion box in the waiting room, or you may speak to me personally in the practice at any time. If you wish to make a complaint in writing please address it to the Practice Manager and it will be dealt with accordingly and please be assured that it is practice policy to reply to all correspondence.
If you wish to take matters further you may contact the:
Health & Community Services Complaints Commissioner
Level 4, East Wing, 50 Grenfell St
Ph: 8226 8666
Your doctor will advise you when they expect results to arrive at the practice. Please make an appointment with reception to correspond with this time.
Repeat Prescriptions and Referrals
Regular medications can be usually be obtained on prescription for several months at a time. In this situation we believe it is good medical practise if you make an appointment with your doctor when obtaining repeat prescriptions to review results and reconfirm the need for continuation of the treatment. This policy applies to referrals to specialists and allied health professionals.
After Hours Arrangements
Ph (08) 8364 4511
There is a 24 hour care seven days a week provided by this practice. Service is obtained by telephoning the practice number where the call will be diverted to the Doctor's personal mobile phone.
The doctor will personally deal with each call and either consult with the client or make other arrangements.
There is a Locum Service backup service availably telephoning 137425.
There is an arrangement with Wakefield Hospital Emergency Centre. The emergency centre is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. A substantial fee does occur when visiting this centre to be paid in full on the day.
Please telephone (08) 8405 3440
There is also an arrangement with St Andrews Hospital AAU where patients can attend in and out of hours staffed by experienced Medical Practitioners. The Acute Assessment Unit is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm 7 days a week.
A/H patients can contact the hospital co-ordinator for advice on 8408 2663.
Please telephone (08) 8408 2222 or attend at 350 South The, Adelaide. There is a Medicare benefit payable to cover part of the service however a substantial fee will be charged.
Admission to Private or Public Hospitals can be arranged by this practice at all times or through St Andrews AAU or Wakefield Emergency.