ATTENTION ALL ANDREW PLACE CLINIC PATIENTS AND FAMILY - CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
If you have recently traveled to CHINA, JAPAN, SINGAPORE or ASIA IN GENERAL, or have been exposed to someone with potential CORONAVIRUS INFECTION and have signs of a respiratory infection (ie. Cough/ Fever), we ask that you DO NOT ENTER THE CLINIC. Instead we ask that you attend your closest Emergency Department as they are best equipped to arrange further investigations and management. If you would like to discuss this with one of our doctors, we ask that you Do Not Enter the Clinic but instead contact Andrew Place Clinic reception staff via phoned on 9467 1444. Further information for those concerned that they may be infected with Coronavirus can be found via the Dedicated Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS Coronavirus Information Hotline) on 1800 675 398 for advice.
We thank you for your cooperation.
Flu Vaccination Information:
Please continue to check here for up to date information on the arrival of the flu vaccination for 2020.
Australian Bush fire affected Family Members
With the effects of the devastating bush fires affecting some many, the doctors of Andrew Place Clinic are happy to see any relatives that have had to be evacuated from their homes and have been displaced and or staying with family members of existing patients of our clinic. We encourage them to call the clinic to make an appointment to see one of our doctors especially if they are requiring their regular prescriptions.
Please alert the receptionist at the time of booking the appointment, that the patient is a new family member/ relative to the clinic who has been affected by the fires.
We will do our best to accommodate these requests as this will also help ease the pressure on those medical GP's in the fire affected zones who would be under extra pressure at this time.
HotDoc Online Bookings now available at Andrew Place Clinic
Exciting news!! Andrew Place Clinic is offering Online bookings via HotDoc. Please see the Home, Appointments or Contact Tab for the live "Make an Appointment" Button link.
This is only applying to doctors appointments at the moment and not nurse appointments.
Patients can still phone the clinic to make appointments if preferred.
Apologies for Opt-out Service via HotDoc
From 2/12/2019, Andrew Place Clinic is using a new system – HotDoc – which will allow patients to book online appointments and receive SMS notifications regarding appointment bookings.
If you do not opt out, you will receive a SMS from HotDoc regarding your appointment details the day before your scheduled appointment regardless of whether the appointment was made via the HotDoc system or in person via an Andrew Place Clinic staff member.
We sincerely apologise if you have already opted out of SMS enabling with one of our staff in recent months, but with the introduction of this new system, you will need to opt out again via the HotDoc SMS link or by phoning reception.
Once again, we do apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
MoleMap Check Appointments are available at Andrew Place Clinic from 2/12/2019
From 2/12/2019, Andrew Place Clinic is offering a MoleMap Check for current and existing patients of the clinic.
Full body skin cancer checks will now be available. A MoleMap Check is a thorough head to toe skin examination with digital photography to identify melanomas and other skin cancers. You will be seen by a trained melanographer, images reviewed and diagnosed by a specialist dermatologist who will then forward a report (in approximately 5-10 days) to your nominated GP who will discuss the results and any treatment recommendations.
MoleMap Check appointments are available weekdays with a fee of $153.00 (service may be covered by Private Health Insurance, patients are advised to check with their own Health Insurance Provider for coverage details).
Please call and speak to reception to book a 30 minute non-medicare rebate appointment.
Please note this service is for a MoleMap Check and images will only be taken on the day of any moles of concern.
SERVICE FEE CHANGES
Private fee for all Saturday Doctor Consultations as of 01/01/2020
As of January 1st 2020, all appointments on a Saturday for patients seeing a doctor will be privately charged.
Patients aged 11 years old and under will be charged a Saturday concession rate of $64.00.
All patients 12 years old and above will be charged the private Saturday rate of $86.00 (as currently in place)
Medicare rebate for both is $38.20.
Veteran's who are covered by DVA with continue to be bulk billed.
Please refer to the "Fees tab" on our website for some further information and on our Information Screen in-clinic for full updated details.
It's A Boy!! (Dr. Genevieve Shing on Maternity Leave)
Just a (slightly overdue) introduction...and with no name yet confirmed (are at the shortlist stage!)..
Baby brother and new son arrived safe and well on 9/2/20..a healthy 3.9kg and absolutely perfect!
Big brother has taken on his very important role just beautifully, and they are enjoying reliving the hazy but beautiful newborn stage!
Dr. Tristan Barnes has Returned to Andrew Place Clinic.
Dr. Tristan Barnes has resumed working at Andrew Place Clinic and is now available for appointments. With his return, we are excited to have another male doctor available for consultations. Dr. Barnes will be happy to see all patients. A full biography will be added to the Doctors page within the coming weeks.
He is working on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Current Registrar - Dr Hakamjit Kang
Dr Hakamjit Kang is our current registrar. He began working on 3/2/2020 and will be with us until 2/8/2020. A full biography will be added to the Doctors page within the coming weeks.
It's A Girl!! (Dr Christina Illing on Maternity Leave)
We are excited to announce that Dr. Christina Illing, her husband and new big brother, welcomed into the world their new baby girl Madeline Ivy Rose on 25/11/2019. Mum and baby are doing well.
Dr. Christina Illing will be on maternity leave from Andrew Place Clinic until further notice.
Current Registrar - Dr Laura Hassaram MBBS, B Adv Med Sci, Cert EM (ACEM), Dip Mus
Dr Laura Hassaram is our current registrar. She will be with us until March 2020. She graduated from Melbourne University and has worked in Emergency for 10 years and in general practice for the last 2. Please see our Doctors page for her full biography.
DOCTORS ON LEAVE:
Doctors on leave in February
The following doctors will be on leave in February:
Dr Susanne Oldmeadow: 8/2/2020 to 29/2/2020
Dr Joe Giarrusso: 10/2/2020 to 21/2/2020
Dr Lisa Mifsud: 14/2/2020 to 17/2/2020
Doctors on leave in March
The following doctors will be on leave in March:
Dr Roslyn Rayner: 7/3/2020 to 11/3/2020
Dr Wendy Bernet: 6/3/2020 to 10/3/2020
CHANGE TO POLICY FOR RECEIVING RESULTS, REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS, REFERRALS AND TELEPHONING YOUR DOCTOR
Please refer to the "Appointments Tab" on our website for further information regarding changes to our Clinic's policies relating to Receiving Results, Repeat Prescriptions, Referrals and Telephoning your Doctor.
No Requests will be taken or actioned and results will not be given out on the weekend or on a public holiday and can only be given out via the telephone after 11am on weekdays.
Any non-urgent requests will be forwarded to your doctor and will be actioned within the 5-7 business days. If the matter is more urgent, we recommend that you make an appointment to see your doctor.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Due to changes in accreditation requirements we require each patient’s verbal consent to send SMS reminders. Please contact reception to consent and note that you will not be able to receive SMS reminders, including those for upcoming appointments with your GP, until this has been done. Thanks for your cooperation.