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Healthlink Family Medical Centre is involved in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. We are encouraging our patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available and offered to them. The vaccine will become available in phases. To find out when you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine use the Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
When you are eligible for your vaccination you can book an appointment via the Vaccine Eligibility Checker, or by clicking the Book Now button below and selecting 'COVID-19 Vaccinations'. Please ensure that you have completed the eligibility check and bring any required documentation. If you arrive and you do not meet the requirements we will not be able to administer the vaccine. We will have a limited number of vaccination doses available each week and will be opening up appointments up as we receive stock. There is currently a lot of interest in being vaccinated and we thank you for your patience during this time. For the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit www.health.gov.au For health advice about the COVID-19 vaccine, you will need to make an appointment and speak to a doctor.
Healthlink Family Medical Centre have been servicing the Townsville community for over 35 years. Some people say we are the best bulk billing doctors in Townsville! Our friendly receptionists will greet you with a smile! They are helpful, positive, pro-active and want to make your visit to Healthlink as smooth as possible.
We are a team of medical professionals including Doctors, Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Mental Health Practitioners, Podiatrist, Dietician and Nurse Practitioners, Dentist, Pathologists & Physiotherapists.
We are the earliest opening Medical Centre in Cranbrook, opening daily from 7am every day of the year (excluding Christmas Day & New Years Day).
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At Healthlink Family Medical Centre we offer a wide range of healthcare services including:
- Kevin Gillespie & Kris Hendle - Medical Centre Owners
Your health is our priority!
We are passionate about all aspects of patients healthcare and outcomes. Due to having such a large patient base we believe the best way to help service this is to have everything under the one roof.
Serving the Townsville community continuously for over 35 years means we understand all of your healthcare needs and ensure the best health outcomes for our patients.
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Video Call Waiting Room
We are pleased to announce the launch of GP Telehealth consultations.
You can book a Telehealth appointment with Dr Amit Patel for the following services:
We use the Healthdirect Video Call Platform supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and most State Governments. It is used by hundreds of clinics around Australia.
How it Works:
How much it costs:
Medicare introduced a Telehealth rebate on 1st November 2019. You are required to live in a remote area and have seen Dr Patel three times in the last 12 months to be eligible for the rebate. If you are eligible for the rebate you will be bulk billed.
If you do not meet the Medicare criteria there will be a consultation fee of $49 which will be payable at the time of booking the appointment.
At present this service is only available to patients who have attended Healthlink at least once before.
We will update the service at regular intervals and plan to offer more and open to more patients in future.
Patients are seen in the following order:
If you come in on the same day as a walk-in patient when all our pre-booked appointments have been taken, there may be a waiting time which depends on the number of doctors on duty and the number of patients needing to see a doctor. If there is a long wait, you can go on a waiting list and come back later. Waiting times vary during the day depending on when you book in.
After Hours Care:
If you need to contact a doctor when the surgery is closed, please call our after hours phone number advised on the after hours message when you phone the surgery. The fee for an after hours consultation is $150 payable at the time of consultation.
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Healthlink Family Medical Centre has a flexible system of bookings to see a doctor.
You can either:• pre-book an appointment with a specific doctor, time and day. To do this, phone us.or• walk in to be seen between appointments on the day.
You can phone ahead to check the waiting time and enquire whether there are any pre-booked appointments available. We leave some time available every day for walk-in patients.
If you are unable to obtain a satisfactory response, you may contact the government health watchdog for Queensland as follows:
Office of the Health Ombudsman:GPO Box 13281 George StreetBrisbane QLD 4001Telephone 133 646Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain privacy and security of personal health information at all times. This practice will not disclose your personal health information to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure; or this disclosure is necessary because you are at risk of harm without treatment and you are unable to give consent.
Personal Health Information and your Medical Record, may be collected, used and disclosed for the following reasons:
1) For communicating relevant information with other treating doctors, specialists or allied health professionals 2) For follow up reminder/recall notices, 3) Accounting/Medicare/health insurance procedures 4) Quality Assurance activities such as accreditation, 5) For disease notification as required by law, (e.g. infectious diseases) 6) For use by all doctors in this group practice when consulting with you, 7) For legal related disclosure as required by a court of law (e.g. subpoena, court order, suspected child abuse) 8) For research purposes (de identified).
If you have any concerns about your personal health information please discuss these with your doctor. This practice adheres to principles of the RACGP Handbook for the Management of Health Information in Private Medical Practice and has a written policy, which is available to all patients for inspection.