Yarralumla Surgery is a privately billing general practice.
DVA patients are welcome.
Yarralumla Surgery is very busy. We encourage you to give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation. Unattended appointments may be charged a fee which is unclaimable from Medicare.
Specialist doctors have individual cancellation policies which will be outlined at the time of making your initial appointment.
If the doctors are unavailable, you may contact CALMS (Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service) on 1300 422 567 for after hours care. CALMS in an accredited deputising medical service run by Canberra GPs to provide quality after hours cover throughout Canberra with adequate feedback to your doctor.
Home visits are available for the elderly and housebound patients at the discretion of each individual doctor.
Appointments must be made via the practice nurse.
When you require a repeat prescription we request that you allow a reasonable amount of time to make an appointment to see your regular doctor. In cases of urgent need, at the discretion of your regular doctor, a repeat prescription may be written without a consultation. A small administration fee is charged for this service, for which there is no Medicare rebate.
Medical Certificates are a legal document. It is illegal to back date medical certificates and they will only be issued for genuine medical conditions that require time off from work or study.
To obtain a medical certificate you must have a consultation with a doctor. A small fee may be charged for replacement medical certificates.
Referrals ensure that you are referred to the appropriate specialists. Medicare does not allow backdated referrals. Repeat referrals written without a consultation may incur a small administration fee.
We recommend that patients return for a follow up consultation to discuss the results of all tests. However, if you choose not to return for a consultation we ask that you call to be advised of the results of your tests over the phone.
Please note that it is a legal requirement that we ask all patients if they are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.
All patients are automatically enrolled in our internal recall and reminder system for regular health checks such as pap smears. Please let your doctor know if you do not want this to occur.
Notification of all pap smears, childhood immunisations and some adult vaccinations will be provided to the relevant national registry. Please advise your doctor if you do not wish this to occur.