Telephone

To maintain confidentiality, we avoid telephone interruptions to doctors during a consultation.

One of our nurses may be able to assist you with some enquiries, otherwise a message will be relayed to your doctor and we will endeavour to have your
call returned or message answered as soon as possible.

Urgent enquiries will be put through to the Doctor.

Please be aware that consultations will not be conducted over the phone.

Patient Privacy

This practice protects your personal health information to ensure it is only available to authorised staff members for the intended purposes and to comply with the Privacy Act. To obtain a copy of our Privacy Statement or your medical records, please ask.

Recall and Reminder System

As our practice is committed to preventive care, we may send you an occasional reminder regarding health services appropriate to your care. If you wish to opt-out of this, please ask

Billing

Bulk Billing

We are a fully Bulk Billing Practice for anyone who holds a current Medicare card.

Private Billing

For patients who do not hold a Medicare Card, we endeavour to keep our fees as low as possible. Payment is expected at the time of consultation and can be made by cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard/Visa. We also have HICAPS if you hold private health insurance. Please check with your insurance provider as you might be eligible for GP services. Please speak with the Receptionist for the current fee structure.

Appointments

Christine Cnr Medical Centre runs an appointment system. You can make an appointment by contacting the practice by phone on or booking Online. We also offer Walk-in appointments.

  • 10 Minutes – Standard Appointment
  • Up to 20 Minutes – Long Appointment
  • 20 Minutes Plus – Prolong Appointment
  • Standard Telephone Consult
  • Standard Video Consult

Please inform Reception when booking if you may require a Long Appointment. If you have any forms which need to be completed, please also advise reception as this may require a Private Fee.

Each appointment is for one person. If you have other family members who require medical attention, please make a separate booking for them, or book a double appointment.

Christine Cnr Medical Centre aim to adhere to appointment schedules however, the unpredictable nature of a Medical Practice means that Doctors sometimes run behind time. This is mostly due to a patient requiring urgent medical attention. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused to patients when we fall behind with our appointment schedule.

We would appreciate it if you no longer need your appointment to please call and cancel so another patient can book the appointment.

Test Results, Repeat Prescriptions, Referrals

To monitor your health and fulfil our ethical and legal responsibilities, we require that you attend your doctor to receive all results, scripts or referrals. Our Receptionists are unable to provide you with your results over the phone.

If your Doctor is unavailable another Doctor in the practice would be happy to see you help with your request.

Recall and Reminder System

Committed to preventative care, your doctor will seek your permission to be included on our reminder system.

Routinely, we may issue you with a reminder notice offering you preventative health care services appropriate to your condition: e.g. diabetic register, pap screening, asthma register, and aged care assessment programmes.

If you do not want to be part of this scheme, please let your doctor or reception know.

Communication Policy

It is our practice policy that doctors do not take phone calls from patients or return patient’s phone calls. If a patient needs to speak to a doctor, they must make an appointment to come in and see their preferred doctor.

Reception is happy to put forward requests however it is at the doctor’s discretion in how they choose to proceed.

Disability Facilities

This practice is designed for wheelchair access. We have a wheelchair available if required. Should you have special needs please discuss them with your doctor.

Car Parking

For your convenience car parking is available in the Christine Cnr Medical Centre car park. 

Management of Personal Health Information

Your medical records are private and confidential and only available to authorised members of staff. All information at Practice Name is managed in accordance with the National Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act available at www.privacy.gov.au/health.

My Health records

is a secure online summary of your health information. Assisted Registration is available at this practice, ask your doctor or receptionist at your next visit.

This practice can upload a health summary from your records to your My Health Record.

For further information visit www.myhealthrecord.gov.au

Suggestions or Complaints

If you have any concerns, complaints or suggestions about any aspect of our service we would appreciate hearing about them and will take them seriously.

Phone: (07) 5609 6643

Email: manager@christinecnrmedical.com.au

Use the suggestion box

Matters which are unable to be resolved within the practice may be referred to:

Office of the Health Ombudsman

133646 (133OHO)

complaints@oho.qld.gov.au

PO BOX 13281
George Street
Brisbane 4003

After Hours Care

After Hours GP:

National Home Doctor

Closest Hospitals:  

Gold Coast University Hospital
Ph 1300 744 284

Robina Hospital Emergency Room
Ph 07 5668 6000