GOVERNMENT & PRIVATE FLU VACCINES AVAILABLE NOW

20th April, 2022 

We now have Government funded flu vaccines available.
These vaccines are for:
💉children aged 6 months – under 5 years
💉people aged 5 years – 64 years who fit the following criteria;
▪️Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
▪️Pregnancy at any stage
▪️cardiac disease
▪️chronic respiratory conditions
▪️chronic neurological conditions
▪️immunocompromising conditions
▪️diabetes and other metabolic disorders
▪️renal disease
▪️haematological disorders
▪️children aged six months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy
💉people aged 65 years and over
We also have private flu vaccines available for $15 each.
We will be running flu vaccine clinics from Tuesday 26th April. These clinics are for the flu vaccine only. You cannot request anything else during this appointment. If you require a consultation, please book an appointment with your Doctor.
Bookings are essential 👇
☎️ 3848 2111
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HotDoc

31st March, 2022

From today we have teamed with HotDoc to bring you a better health care experience.

It will now be even easier for you to make, reschedule or cancel online appointments with us anytime, anywhere.

Simply download the HotDoc app on your phone through the App Store or Google Play and set up your account. You can also set up an account through an internet browser if you prefer. Bookings can still be made directly through our website.

Appointment reminders will come through as an SMS 24 hours before your appointment, simply click on the link to confirm, cancel, or reschedule your appointment. Alternatively, you can reply YES or NO to this message.

The way we conduct telehealth (video) consultations has also changed. This will now be done through HotDoc.

The link to the video call will be provided to you though your booking confirmation email (if booked online), the appointments tab in the mobile/web app (if you have this set up) and/or via the appointment reminder that will be sent to you via SMS.

There will be more changes coming, so stay tuned and we will inform you of these as they happen.

 

PRIVATE FLU VACCINES AVAILABLE NOW

21st March, 2022

Private Flu Vaccines available NOW for people aged 5 years and over.

Bookings are essential and can only be made by calling us on 3848 2111.

Our government funded stock has still not arrived yet, but we will let you know as soon as it does.

NOVAVAX NOW AVAILABLE

2nd March, 2022

We are now administering Novavax Covid-19 Vaccines.

Bookings are open for people aged 18 years and over for Dose 1 and Dose 2.

Novavax is not currently recommended as a booster dose.

Bookings are essential.

E: www.wellershillmed.com.au

P: 07 3848 2111

 

CHANGES 6/1/2022

6th January 2022

With the increase in COVID-19 transmission within the community, we will be making the following changes to protect our Doctors, staff and most importantly our patients.

It is a condition of entry that masks 😷 are to be worn at all times while inside the practice, including in the Doctors room. We also highly recommend that children wear a mask. This is to protect yourself, other patients, and in particular those who may be more vulnerable, as well as our reception, nursing and medical staff.
We also ask that you attend appointments alone🧍‍♀️if possible or with one other person👭, maintain social distancing where possible and maintain proper hand hygiene practices👏.
It is the preference of all of our Doctors that consultations are conducted via telehealth where possible.
Telehealth refers to a consultation that is done via video on your smartphone📱Our Doctors use a program called “GP Consult” to conduct these. When the Doctor is ready, you will be sent a SMS message to your phone asking you to click on a link to get started, accept the call, and it will then connect you via video.
For patients who have ANY of the symptoms🦠 below, a telehealth consultation will be required in the first instance. If the Doctor deems it necessary that they see you face to face, they will organise this during the telehealth consultation.
🦠Fever
🦠Cough
🦠Sore Throat
🦠Shortness of Breath
🦠Fatigue
🦠Diarrhoea
🦠Vomiting or Nausea
🦠Loss of Smell and/or Taste
🦠Earache
🦠Rash
A reminder that Medicare still states that you must have been seen face to face in the last 12 months to be eligible for a Medicare rebate or bulk billing (if applicable).
This does not apply for those people who are isolating due to a COVID-19 positive result, isolating due to being a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case or children under the age of 12 months.
We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your understanding, respect and honesty during these times.

PRACTICE CHANGES AS OF 13/12/2021

10th December, 2021

In line with the Queensland border reopening, Wellers Hill Medical Centre will be implementing the following changes as of Monday 13th December 2021.

We will continue operating for all face-to-face consultations for non-symptomatic patients.

It will be a condition of entry that face masks are to be worn at all times while inside the practice, including in the Doctors room. This is to protect you, other patients, in particular those who may be more vulnerable, as well as our reception, nursing and medical staff.

We also ask that you attend appointments alone if possible or with one other person, maintain social distancing where possible and maintain proper hand hygiene practices.

For patients who have ANY of the symptoms below, a telehealth consultation will be required first if you have not had a negative COVID test in the past 3 days.

If you have had a negative COVID test in the past 3 days and still have ANY of the symptoms below, telehealth consultations are still preferred however, you can request a face-to-face consultation in our respiratory clinic (proof of negative result will required).

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Loss of Smell and/or Taste

 

We thank you for your cooperation and appreciate your understanding, honesty and respect during these times.

INCREASE TO TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION FEES

8th November, 2021

From the 15th November 2021, we will be increasing our telehealth/ telephone consultation fees to be brought in line with our standard consultation fees. More information regarding our fees can be found on our website

 

Standard Telehealth Fees

  • Standard Consultation $82
  • Long Consultation $130

 

Concession Telehealth Fees (children aged 13-18 years and health care card holders)

  • Standard Consultation $67
  • Long Consultation $115

 

Bulk billing applies for children aged 0-12 years and pension card holders (if seen face to face in the last 12 months only)

 

Please be aware that Medicare still states that you must have been seen face to face in the last 12 months to be eligible for a Medicare rebate or bulk billing (if applicable). If you have not been here in the last 12 months and would still like a telehealth consultation, then a private non-rebatable fee will apply.

WELCOME DR HIRO HAGA

2nd November, 2021

We would like to welcome Dr Hiro Haga to our team.

Dr Hiro Haga is a qualified GP committed to providing quality medical care for patients and their families in our community.  Dr Hiro will work with you to help give you understanding and reassurance around any issues you have.

Dr Hiro is also committed to medicine in Queensland rural hospitals.  He has credentialed advanced skills in rural General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Emergency Medicine.

Dr Hiro extends his general practice skills at Wellers Hill Medical Centre to include antenatal care and treatment for skin cancers.

Dr Hiro is also a busy father with young children.

Language spoken: English, Japanese.