Appointments

Appointments

 

Tuggerah Medical Centre does not prescribe drugs of addiction to new patients.

Our patient scheduling system is flexible enough to accommodate patients with urgent, non-urgent, complex and planned chronic care and preventative health care needs.

The individual preferences of our General Practitioners and other health care providers such as our nurses are accommodated.  Members of the clinical team are consulted about the length and scheduling of appointments.

Patients can request to see their preferred doctor or member of the health team. The length of clinical consultations will vary according to individual patients needs. Our aim is to provide enough time for adequate communication between patients and their doctors to facilitate preventative care, effective record keeping and patient satisfaction. Patients are encouraged to ask for a longer appointment at the time of booking if they think it will be necessary.

Our practice endeavours to accommodate patients with urgent medical matters even when fully booked.

Home visits are at the discretion of the treating doctor.

Staff members are trained to have the skills and knowledge to assist patients in determining the most appropriate length and timing of consultations and to recognise and act accordingly for patients with urgent medical matters.

We endeavour to respect patients cultural background and where possible meet their needs including providing privacy for patients and others in distress.

If you are new to our practice you can save time at reception by clicking on the link to complete and print our new patient form. 

Simply hand the completed form to one of our friendly reception staff upon arrival.

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