New patients are required to complete a New Patient Registration Form. For legal reasons, this applies even if you’ve seen one of our GPs at another clinic.
New patients are also required to book in for a long appointment at their first visit. This is to ensure that there is sufficient time for the doctor and patient to get acquainted and discuss medical history without a rush.
The new patient registration form will only take a few minutes to complete and you will need to have your medicare card (or pension/concession card) handy. If you do not have a medicare or pension/healthcare/concession card, you are still required to complete this form. Simply tick “no” to the medicare question in the form if you do not have a medicare card.
In order to ensure data privacy, the form will clear and reset after 1 minute of inactivity.
It is our clinic policy that drugs of dependence, including Schedule 8 Controlled Drugs (narcotic painkillers) and certain sedatives, will not be prescribed to new patients at their first appointment. These medications have strict legislative controls regarding their use and they are illegal to prescribe without a valid Government-issued permit.