Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are currently facing, Belgian Gardens Medical Centre is committed to providing you with care for as long as we can, while also keeping our patients, Doctors and Staff safe.
For this reason, we have adopted a plan of if you DO NOT need to be physically seen for an injection, skin check, dressing, etc, we will be doing consultations via the Telephone only.
If you do need to attend the Practice, you need to book via Reception, by calling 4771 6666. You are to come into the practice AT YOUR ALLOCATED time and you are to attend the appointment on your own.
Under Medicare legislation, Telephone consultations are currently Bulk Billed for patients of the Practice that have been seen within the last 12 MONTHS. If you have not been seen in the Practice during this time, there is a non-rebateable fee payable for your consultation.
We also advise that we are NOT able to take any new patients at this time with the exception of initial Mirena consultations, HRT and Aviation Medicals. Please also note that these consultations are billed as a non-rebateable fee also.
We understand that this is a hard time for everyone, and we ask that you respect our Staff also, as we are all just trying to get through this pandemic the best way that we can.
Our Nurses are still available for advice on cold/flu symptoms and anything else you may wish to ask that doesn’t require doctor intervention.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.
We strive to provide the best care to every patient, in a friendly and caring environment.
Belgian Gardens Medical Centre has five local GPs, Dr Nichola O’Reilly; Dr Fiona Fleming, Dr Michelle Vollmerhause, Dr Sonia Gautam and Dr Martin Carr, together with our friendly staff consisting of a Practice Manager, Practice Nurse and Reception staff.
We are located in the Belrowes Complex - 47 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens.
We work closely with the Chemmart Pharmacy and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology next door, and have sufficient customer parking at the back of the complex.
BGMC is a family friendly private billing practice, with discounted rates for children under 16 and pensioners.
We welcome new patients, and enjoy seeing all our new and regular patients.
We offer same day appointments!!
Belgian Gardens Medical Centre is a Teaching Partner of the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University.
We currently have Medical Students sitting with our Nurse and/or Dr O'reilly most days. If you do not wish to have the student in your consultation, please advise Reception staff.
EXTRA SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Dr Martin Carr conducts AVIATION MEDICALS at our Practice
Dr Michelle Vollmerhause and Dr Sonia Gautam provide MIRENA INSERTIONS at our Practice.
Dr Nichola O'Reilly and Dr Martin Carr conduct Recreational Dive Medicals at our Practice