Dr Mina Ayad, Dr Nahid Sinha, Dr Samiya Chowdhury & Dr Babatunde Kuku are now taking on new patients. If you are a new patient to the practice you will need to phone reception to make an appointment on 02 6815 9900.
During the coronavirus pandemic Medicare have implemented telehealth as a temporary measure until the 31st March 2021. It's important to note that this is an ever evolving situation with the instructions from the health departments changing rapidly. Please continue to heed our advice and that of NSW Health and the Federal Government. Wash your hands, stay at home as much as possible, avoid shaking hands and kissing/hugging and hopefully this will be over soon.
The new temporary MBS telehealth items are available to providers of telehealth services for a wide range of consultations. Vulnerable patients holding a Medicare card are eligible for these services. GPs and OMPs working in general practice may only provide a telehealth service where they have an existing relationship with the patient until the 1st of October 2020. From the 1st of October 2020 it will no longer be a requirement for GPs and other doctors to bulk bill patients.
Vulnerable means a patient at risk of COVID-19, so a person who:
· is required to self-isolate or self-quarantine in accordance with guidance issued by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee in relation to COVID-19; or
· is at least 70 years old; or
· if the person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent—is at least 50 years old; or
· is pregnant; or
· is the parent of a child aged under 12 months; or
· is being treated for a chronic health condition; or
· is immune compromised; or
· meets the current national triage protocol criteria for suspected COVID-19 infection.
Please note: Some providers may be unavailable on our online booking system as their books are closed to new patients.
If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms such a fever, runny nose, shortness of breath, body aches and chills, sore throat you will need to book into the Respiratory Clinic