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$15 discount for children under 16 years old and pensioners. New patients welcome.

Contact Details

Please inform our reception staff if your current contact details have changed so that your information in our system can be updated. This includes phone number, address, Medicare card details, Pension card details, next of kin and any other relevant information.

Cultural Status

We encourage patients to identify their cultural status to us so that we can do our best to offer any specialised services available, particularly as part of The Closing Gap Health Initiative in Australian Health Policy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Language and Interpreter Services

If English is not your preferred language or you are deaf, you may require an interpreter. Please advise the receptionist at the time of making your appointment if an interpreter is required, your preferred language and dialect, or for deaf patients whether an Auslan sign interpreter is required.

Follow-up Appointments

Your doctor is obligated to review patients with abnormal test results or if further assessment is recommended. Even patients with normal test results may need a follow up consultation in order to assess the medical problem further, particularly if it has not resolved. If you receive notification to attend for a recall visit, please contact our reception staff to book an appointment with your doctor.

If your symptoms are not settling or if they are worsening, it is recommended that you make another appointment to see the doctor.

Test Results

In order to discuss your results it is recommended that you make an appointment with the doctor. Results are not provided by phone. Most tests are available within two to five working days, unless advised otherwise.

Reminders

The practice is committed to preventative care. We ask your permission for you to be included in our reminder system. As part of this reminder system, you will receive reminders for pap smears, immunisations, blood pressure checks, skin cancer checks and health assessments if they are recommended by your doctor. If you do not want to be part of this system, please advise the doctor or the receptionist.

SMS Appointment Reminders

Our practice software sends out automatic SMS text reminder messages to patient’s mobile phones the day before a scheduled appointment. If you do not want to be part of this system, please advise our receptionists.

Telephone Calls

Our doctors prefer not to be interrupted during consultations, except for emergencies. The receptionist will take a message from you and relay them to your doctor when they are available. It is recommended that for medical matters that are of concern to patients that an appointment is made with the doctor in order to assess and manage the condition appropriately.

Change of Address or Custody

Changes in you address or contact details should be provided to our receptionist when attending the practice. It is requested that if there are any changes in child custody arrangements that court documentation is provided to the doctor at the time of the consultation.

Health Information and Privacy Policy

It is the policy of this practice to maintain strict confidentiality and security of patients personal health information at all times, and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. All staff members are trained in computer security. In compliance with the Commonwealth Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, and the Privacy Amendment Act (2014), Armstrong Street Medical Centre has a Privacy Policy, which is available on request and which complies with the Australian Privacy Principles.

Our practice uses a computerised medical record system to record your personal information and medical information, and has engaged a dedicated IT provider to maintain our computer systems. The practice has installed a 24 hour security system to ensure the security of the premises.

This practice submits patient data to various disease specific registers (cervical, breast, and bowel screening registers) to assist with preventative health management with patient consent.

Medical records are the property of the practice. Patients have the right to access their medical records under the Privacy Act 1988 and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic). Only written requests on the appropriate practice form for access to medical records will be accepted.

Click here to read our full Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

Despite our best intentions, complaints may arise. Our practice deals with complaints in a courteous and understanding manner. Patient satisfaction affects health outcomes and our practice acknowledges that patient complaints are an important source of customer feedback. We welcome your suggestion on how we can improve the practice, so please feel free to speak to the practice manager or receptionist. If there are more serious complaints, it is preferable to write to the practice manager outlining the problem. If there is a need to make a formal complaint, please contact the Health Care Complaints Commission's inquiry service toll free 1800 136 066.

Quality Improvement Activities and Initiative

The practice engages in quality improvement activities in several ways, and we update our practice policy and procedures in line with the guidelines provided by professional organisations and from suggestions provided by patients.

In particular the practice seeks and responds to patient feedback on their experience of the practice to support quality improvement activities. We have a suggestion box at reception for patients to confidentially provide feedback. Patients are also encouraged to provide their doctor and our reception staff face to face feedback during their visit. The practice also uses patient questionnaires on occasion in order to get patient feedback.

As a result of the input from patient feedback, the practice has instituted several changes that have improved the service we provide to patients including:

  • Expanding the services offered at the clinic,
  • Recruiting allied health professionals to work at the clinic,
  • Calling patients if the doctor is over 30 minutes running late,
  • Practice newsletter in the waiting room and online with information about any new services offered at the practice,
  • Online bookings on our website for new patients and existing patients of the practice,
  • Smartphone app on which online appointments can be made,
  • SMS notifications of appointment for patients who have given consent for SMS messaging, and
  • SMS recalls and reminders for patients who have given consent for SMS messaging.