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FAQs

FAQs

Franklin General Practice, Your New GP in Canberra

We are open every day of the week, and are conveniently located near by medical imaging, pathology, physiotherapy and a pharmacy all within 500m of our clinic.

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Book online for your new Franklin General Practice that will truly look after your family.

If you think the condition is life-threatening you need to call ‘000’ for the ambulance service.

We reserve a small number of appointments for urgent bookings each day. You can book online or call reception on the same day to book an appointment. If we are fully booked, we will still try to see you if your need is urgent. We will always fit appointments for sick children.

Online Booking is available 24 hours a day for standard appointments only.

For longer consultations and nurse bookings you need to call us during business hours.

The following patients are ALWAYS Bulk billed:

·        Children up to 15 years

·        Pensioners & Healthcare Card holders

 

For other patients there is a small fee (out of pocket around $20 in weekdays and $30 in weekends )

For GENERAL Consultations Billing are as follows:

 

Dr Tausif & Dr Wahab:

Mon- Friday:

Standard consultation $40 (Medicare rebate $21)

Long Consultation $60 (Medicare Rebate $38)

Sat – Sunday:

Standard consultation $60(Medicare rebate $31)

Long Consultation $75 (Medicare Rebate $48)

 

 

For GENERAL Consultations Billing are as follows:

Dr Syed

Mon- Friday:

Standard consultation $60 (Medicare rebate $38.75)

Long Consultation $95 (Medicare Rebate $75.05)

Sat – Sunday:

Standard consultation $80(Medicare rebate $50.55)

Long Consultation $120 (Medicare Rebate $86.60)

 

For after-hours service please consult Canberra After Hours Locum Service (CALMS) by phoning 1300 422 567 or attend your nearest Emergency department. Please call 000 in the event of an emergency.

We encourage all patients to make follow-up appointments to discuss results. All test results are reviewed by the doctors, and staff will call and advise if a follow-up appointment is necessary.

Our practice is committed to preventative care and uses a computerised system to issue important reminder notices and other practice information. Please advise reception if you do not wish to be included in the reminder and recall system.

Language interpreters are provided through TIS (translating and interpreting services – national). This is a phone interpreter service. Please advise the language spoken, and preferably give us a few days’ notice to organise an interpreter.

For safety and medicolegal reasons, all medical certificates, prescriptions and repeat referrals need to be made with the patient present.

Please check before the time of your routine appointments if you are getting low on any scripts.

All information is kept confidential between the patient and our Clinic. Patient information will not be released to the public or anyone else, unless the patient has requested (in writing) to do so.

Our Clinic abides by the RACGP privacy policy. Information can be accessed HERE. If you have concerns about your privacy – please speak to the doctor or practice manager or contact:

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

1300 363 992

www.oaic.gov.au

 

ACT Health Services Commissioner

02 6205 2222

www.hrc.act.gov.au/health

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

1300 363 992

www.oaic.gov.au

ACT Health Services Commissioner

(02) 6205 2222

www.hrc.act.gov.au/health

According to the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles, an organisation may use or disclose personal health information for a purpose (the secondary purpose) which is directly related to the primary purpose of collection without seeking consent, but only if the individual would have a reasonable expectation that the information could be used or disclosed for that secondary purpose.

Our Practice or Clinic (need to choose one word and use throughout the document) participates in Quality Improvement Programs (QIPs) and thus submits de-identified data to our local capital health network for reporting. This data helps in the development of programs aimed at health prevention, identifying areas of need in the health community and funding.

It is a requirement of accreditation to be involved with QIP initiatives. If you have any questions refer to the privacy brochure.

Doctors do not routinely take phone calls from patients. If you wish to relay a message to the doctor, a receptionist will take your message and forward it to our nurse for triaging. Any required follow-up will occur in a timely manner.

The Franklin General Practice does not advocate use of email for patient correspondence as email is not a secure method of communication. However, we understand that sometimes patients may wish to communicate this way, and on occasion may request we communicate with them via email. Documented consent will be obtained before sending any sensitive information via email. Please ensure we have your current mobile phone number and private email address on file.

IF YOU NEED YOUR FULL MEDICAL RECORD PLEASE MAKE A REQUEST VIA EMAIL TO PRACTICE MANAGER (contact@gungahlinmedicalpractice.com.au)

OR ASK RECEPTION STAFF TO HELP YOU

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To register for our rapidly expanding patient list, contact our team now.

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To register for our rapidly expanding patient list, contact our team now.