NEWS

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Apollo will be closed 24 December to 28 December 2020 and 1 January 2021.

In the event of an emergency please call 000, or go directly to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, located at
6 Doherty Street, Birtinya.

Alternatively, you can attend the Minor Injury and Illness Clinic (MIIC) at Caloundra Hospital, which is located on West Terrace, Caloundra (Ph 07 5436 8600) or
contact the After Hours GP Helpline on 1800 022 222 for advice.

National Home Doctor Service provides an after-hours mobile service for our patients.
National Home Doctor Service is available by phoning 13 74 25.
Home Visits provided by the National Home Doctor Service are Bulk Billed if you hold a valid Medicare Card.

Doctors and Staff would like to wish all our patients a Happy and Healthy Christmas.

Keep Safe and we will see you in the New Year.


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APPOINTMENT UPDATE (from 1 October 2020):
Monday to Friday:
Mixed Billing Policy applies to both face to face consultations and PHONE consultations.
Phone Consultations are $60.
We bulk bill children 15 years and under, concession card holders and DVA card holders).
Saturday:
Mixed Billing Policy applies to both face to face consultations and PHONE consultations for EXISTING patients only.
NEW PATIENTS need to pay for their initial consultation.
Phone Consultations on Saturday morning are $60.
Phone Consultations on Saturday from 1pm are $80.
Sunday:
Private Billing Only (no bulk billing offered).
Standard Consultation is $100.
Phone Consultation is $80.
Please note, if you are coming to our practice for an appointment, we are limiting the number of patients in our waiting room at any one time. We appreciate if only the patient is to come to the practice (or one parent with child or one carer with patient if needed) to limit the amount of people in our practice at any one time.

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From 3 October 2020 our opening hours will change as below:
Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-6.30pm
Wednesday: 8am-6.30pm
Thursday: 8am-6.30pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 8.30am-5pm
Sunday: 8.30am-1pm
Mixed Billing is offered Monday to Friday (we bulk bill children 15 years and under, concession card holders and DVA card holders).
Saturday: Mixed billing is offered to all existing patients. New Patients will need to pay a consultation fee with rebate, if eligible.
Sunday: Private billing only (no bulk billing offered). All patients to pay a consultation fee with rebate, if eligible.

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BetterConsult is here 

We’re excited to announce that the doctors at our practice now use BetterConsult to help you get the most out of your appointment.

BetterConsult is a “smart” pre-consultation questionnaire that asks the questions your doctor usually asks about the reason for your visit. It then prepares a summary for your doctor.

What does this mean for you?

By knowing this information at the start of your appointment, your doctor can spend more of your time focussed on addressing your healthcare needs.

Filling out BetterConsult prior to your appointment also helps you think through what you would like to address with your doctor.

How does it work?

You will receive an SMS from our practice the day before your appointment (or immediately if your appointment is within 24 hours of booking) with a link to your pre-consultation questionnaire.

When you receive the SMS, simply

  1. Click the secure link in the SMS

  2. Register or login to your free BetterConsult account

  3. Complete the BetterConsult questionnaire

BetterConsult protects your medical information

With BetterConsult your medical information is private, confidential and totally secure, to meet and exceed Australian data privacy legislation.

For more information, please view the FAQs.


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The Government has announced that from 13 March to 30 September 2020, GPs are able to provide bulk billed Telehealth consultations to all patients with a Medicare card.

All appointments at our practice need be made as a Telehealth consultation initially. The doctor will decide if a face to face appointment is required after your Telehealth consultation.

Did you know that we can also complete your GP Management Plan, Care Plan or Mental Health Plan via a Telehealth consultation?

You can book your Telehealth consultation by phoning the practice or by booking online.


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I feel sick, or someone I care for feels sick. What do I do?

You, or the person you’re caring for, should stay home. Don’t go to work or school. This is important to stop the spread of any illness. Get plenty of rest and drink lots of water.


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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: If you have travelled overseas in the past 14 days and you have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or breathlessness, OR had recent close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, please do not make an appointment at our practice.

Instead, if you are a regular patient of our practice, you can phone us to book a bulk billed telephone consult with your regular GP (further conditions apply) OR you can attend the Minor Injury and Illness Clinic (at Caloundra Hospital) which is now solely a Fever Clinic for Covid-19 screening.

**Testing for Covid-19 is only available to those people who have been overseas in the past 14 days and have fever or respiratory symptoms OR had recent close contact (previous 14 days) with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

**Patients who present with cold and flu-like symptoms, who do not meet the above criteria, will NOT be tested for COVID-19.


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We are very excited to announce that we will be launching a brand new look for Apollo General Practice!

You will notice our logo and signage changing over the coming weeks.

We are still the same caring practice you have always known and will continue to provide you with our experienced and professional service.

We hope you love our new look as much as we do.


CALOUNDRA LOCATION

Apollo General Practice
75 Bowman Road
CALOUNDRA  QLD  4551
Ph. 07 5438 1200
apollogp.com.au

CALOUNDRA OPENING HOURS

Monday             8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Tuesday             8.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Wednesday      8.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Thursday           8.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Friday                 8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Saturday            8.30 AM – 5.00 PM
Sunday               CLOSED
Public Holiday  CLOSED

CONTACT US

Phone:  07 5438 1200
Email Us
Book Appointment

BIRTINYA LOCATION

Lifetime Health Medical Centre
67 Regatta Blvd
BIRTINYA  QLD   4575
Ph.  07 5437 6324
lifetimehealthmc.com.au

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