COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY
We currently have PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINES available at our Practice. Please call our Reception team on 4771 6666 to book into a clinic to receive your jab!
Please note that you have to book into a clinic to receive this, you can not book online or just walk in.
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 decided that we will continue with Telephone Consultations if you wish to use this service. Please note this isnt to be used for convenience only, we still prefer to see you Face to Face, but you must be unsymptomtatic and wear a Mask into the surgery.
If you have any cold or flu symptoms, including sore throat, runny nose, fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore ears you MUST book in a Telephone Consult. Please do not come into the Practice unless you have spoken with your Doctor and they have advised you to do so.
As of 1st October 2020, due to the changes in Medicare legislation, we are unable to bulk bill this service.
For a STANDARD TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. The Doctor will call your phone number as close to the time chosen as possible.
If you have been to the Practice within the last 12 months, there is a fee of $70, with a rebate of $39.10.
If you haven't attended the Practice in the last 12 months, there will be a non-rebateable fee of $70 payable for this consultation.
For physical appointments, we will ask you what your symptoms are and advise instructions accordingly. Please be honest as we are trying our best to keep everyone safe and well. You are to come into the practice AT YOUR ALLOCATED time, not any earlier, otherwise you will be asked to wait outside, and you are to attend the appointment on your own.
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 four local GPs, Dr Nichola O’Reilly; Dr Fiona Fleming, Dr Michelle Vollmerhause, Dr Cynthia Filipcic, Dr Geetanjali Baveja 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 can usually 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 provide MIRENA INSERTIONS at our Practice.
Dr Nichola O'Reilly and Dr Martin Carr conduct Recreational Dive Medicals at our Practice