The Hub Family Medical Centre, is a mixed billing practice, offering bulk billing for children under the age of 16 and pension card holders over the age of 65.
When it comes to your health, it is nice to know you have a doctor who really cares. A doctor who gets real satisfaction in seeing you and your family feeling better sooner.
At The Hub Family Medical Centre, we aim to provide the best care for all patients throughout the community.
- Medically supervised Rehabilitation Gymnasium
- Veteran Affairs and Worker’s Compensation
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Health Assessments
- Pap Smears and family planning
- Immunisation and advice
- Diabetes Education
- Minor procedures, removal of skin lesion by excising or freezing
- Skin checks & treatment of skin cancers
- Travel health, advice and vaccination
- Driving Medicals
- Coal Mining Medicals
- Care Plans
- Pathology (in centre)
- Pharmacy (in centre)
24-Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
Up to 20% of patients with completely normal blood pressure values have elevated blood pressure when they come to have it checked by their doctor (so-called “White Coat” hypertension). Measuring patient’s blood pressure during a 24 hour period is particularly useful for identifying the influence of physical activity and daily life stress on blood pressure, assessing apparent drug-resistant hypertension and reinforcing the requirement for anti-hypertensive drug therapy to keep blood pressure levels within the appropriate ranges.
Here at The Hub Medical Centre we have a state-of-the-art blood pressure monitor which is a watch like device. It is fitted by one of our experienced nurses in the morning, from Monday to Thursday. The device measures your blood pressure at a set sequence for a 24 hour period. Patients return to the surgery the next morning for the blood pressure readings to be downloaded into their medical file for follow up and discussion with their own GP.
For your convenience the fees are the same for each of the doctors. The Hub Medical Centre is a mixed billing practice. Pension card holders over the age of 65 and children under 16 years are bulk billed.
For all patients who do not fall into the above category. A standard consultation fee is $70.00. A long consultation is $125.00. Please contact one of our friendly receptionists if you would like an estimation of fees for other services. Please present your valid Medicare card at each appointment. The Hub Family Medical Centre charges a $25 non-attendance fee for appointments missed or cancelled with less than 1 hours notice.
Our practice is committed to preventative care. We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time. If you do not wish to be a part of this system, please let us know at reception.
The Hub Family Medical Centre has strict infection controls in place to avoid risks of disease or illness transfer, including autoclaving of medical instruments. Patients with potentially contagious conditions or low immune systems can wait in a private area to be seen.
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.
Home visits are available to regular patients who reside within 10km of the surgery. Should you require a home visit, please phone and talk with the reception staff who will discuss the situation with the Doctor and make the appropriate arrangements.
Repeat prescriptions may be requested without a consultation. The fee for this service is $15.
The Doctors of The Hub Family Medical Centre are happy to speak to patients over the phone provided messages are left. The doctors will return calls at a convenient time.
Requests for ongoing or reissuing of expired referrals without a consultation will incur a $20 fee, if the doctor is happy to write without a consultation. Any new referrals will need an appointment to be written.
Practice nurses are available on duty during business hours to discuss any problems, whether a patient of the surgery or not.
Emergency Medicine /Treatment Room
Our Treatment Room is staffed by our experienced nursing team. We offer a state of the art treatment room where all types of emergency medicine can be treated e.g. chest pain, ECG’s, fractures, lacerations etc. There are also a number of routine services we provide in the treatment room such as spirometry, wound management, dressings, immunisations and removal of stitches.
Also included, is our procedure room, where all excisions and biopsies are performed. If you require urgent medical attention during surgery hours, it is always best to phone ahead and speak to our practice nurse, who will advise whether to phone for an ambulance to go to hospital or to attend the surgery immediately for treatment.