chermside family medical centre
COVID-19 Practice Update
If you have symptoms of fever, flu, a cold, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. Please do not attend the practice before calling our reception staff to arrange a Telehealth review and an appropriate safe review as needed.
Coronavirus Health Alert
Due to the increased threat level of COVID-19 in Queensland, we continue to offer face-to-face appointments and remain ready to transition our doctors to deliver consults predominantly via telephone or video telehealth if required. We also continue to observe social distancing >1.5m and limit the number of patients in our waiting room.
It is mandatory for all staff and patients over 12 years of age to wear a surgical face mask while in the clinic.
Where there are COVID-19 outbreaks in other states or territories, please ensure you adhere to guidance from the relevant Government authorities.
If you have travelled from a COVID-19 hotspot or have symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a loss of sense of smell or taste, then a COVID-19 test is necessary. If you are uncertain, please book a telephone consult with your GP, who will discuss and arrange a test if necessary.
For patients with other conditions who would prefer a telephone or video consult, these appointments continue to be available.
Please be aware that a private or gap fee may be incurred for telephone or video consults from 1st October 2020.
Medicare GP telehealth items are restricted to circumstances where a patient has an existing relationship with a general practice (i.e. the patient has visited a GP in the practice face-to-face in the last 12 months), other than for children aged under 12 months or patients who are homeless.
Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SCRIPTS FOR OPIOIDS OR OTHER RESTRICTED DRUGS
ARE NOT AVAILABLE BY TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION
We are NOW OPEN AGAIN ON SATURDAY MORNINGS. However, due to current precautions, only a limited amount of consultations will be available through online bookings. Please contact the practice reception on 07 3256 4211 and we will check for available appointments.
Please note that while we will make every effort to call you at the arranged time, due to the current health crisis, there may be some delays due to emergency cases and phone network disruptions.
Remember, there are dedicated fever clinics running at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and The Prince Charles Hospital.
Chermside Family Medical Centre
A modern and innovative boutique family medical centre where our focus is on your health.
A TEAM OF DOCTORS WHO CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.
The Chermside Family Medical Centre team is dedicated to providing a patient experience centred around your health concerns. Our team is passionate about working with you to improve you and your family's health and wellbeing. We provide the full range of primary care services and care for patients of all ages. We are opened 6 days a week for your convenience.
INNOVATIVE AND MODERN APPROACH.
An online booking system is available via our website and Facebook page for your convenience. You can also call us and speak to one of our friendly receptionist to make an appointment. We provide early morning appointments and evening consultations 5 days a week. We are also opened on Saturdays for those of you who can not make it on weekdays. Our facility is fitted with the latest medical equipment and computer technology. We also post health information on our blog and Facebook page regularly.
A COMMITMENT TO HIGH QUALITY HEALTH CARE.
Our General Practitioners are committed to providing high quality health care based on the latest research and scientific evidence. Our team regularly attend educational seminars and conferences in order to remain up to date with the "ever changing" field of medicine. This guarantees you are receiving the most current medical advice and treatments from our health professionals. High quality health care includes an holistic and comprehensive approach. We work collaboratively with a team of specialists and allied health professionals to achieve optimal health outcomes for you and your family.
SKIN CANCER MEDICINE, TRAVEL MEDICINE AND MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE.
Chermside Family Medical Centre provides travel advice, travel vaccinations and travel medications for your overseas trips. Our doctors are also experienced in skin cancer screening and minor surgical procedures.
Flu vaccinations *
Flu vaccinations are now available privately at CFMC via Direct Chemist Outlet - Chermside. Government funded flu vaccines are due to be in shortly. Flu vaccination consultations will be bulk billed provided the visit is for the vaccination only.
COMPREHENSIVE AND HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE
At Chermside Family Medical Centre, we focus on prevention, chronic disease management and general health and wellness advice including nutrition and exercise programs. We don't treat our patients as a "number" and work with you to achieve optimal health goals. We sub-specialise in areas such as Child Health, Men's Health, Women's Health, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Skin Cancer Medicine, so these services are provided at our medical centre and not outsourced to other providers unless requiring further specialist opinion and management. Our complete range of services means you receive quality, specialised health care at the one location.
CONVENIENCE AND FAMILY FRIENDLY
Chermside Family Medical Centre is situated in the Chermside Markets complex, providing ample car parking facilities. Adjacent to our medical centre is Direct Chemist Outlet, providing patients convenient pharmacy services. Our doctors and nurses are experienced in treating babies and children and provide vaccination services and baby health checks. We have same day appointments available for those illnesses that need to be assessed quickly and urgently. We work closely with allied health professionals and specialist services to provide a comprehensive and convenient medical service for children and their families.
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