Appointments can only be made by contacting the practice by phone, online bookings have stopped temporarily.
Patients will now receive Telehealth phone consultations due to the current Pandemic. Face to face consultations can still occur if required and requested by the practice.
All patient calls will be triaged and assessed as to which option for consultation will occur.
Patient Feedback Survey
We have implemented some improvements to the practice after feedback from our patients.
- Patients will continue to be triaged and more appointments will be made available on the day for urgent cases.
- Estimated waiting times will be advised on arrival when doctor is running behind time.
- Cancellation list for patients wanting to see a specific doctor.
- Practice information displayed on TV in waiting room.
We would like to welcome Dr Philip Clarke to our team of doctors.
Dr Clarke has a special interest in Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Medicine (aches and pains) and Mental Health. He lives in Adelaide and works at a practice in Hallett Cove. He started working at Moonta in Feb 2020 and plans to return every three months for two weeks at a time.
We have a new Medical student working at the practice from Adelaide University who is in her 6th Year of medical training. Laura will be gaining consulting experience at the practice throughout the year.
Shingles Vaccination Program
Free shingles vaccine available now for people 70-79 years
A time-limited catch-up program for a free shingles vaccine is available to people aged 71 to 79 years old until October 2021. Since November 2016, the vaccine program has been funded under the Australian Government’s National Immunisation program for 70-year-olds. We encourage patients to contact us to make an appointment to talk to your doctor about shingles prevention and treatment options. (PHN)
Preventative Health (click on link below)
If you’re aged between 50 and 74, you will receive a free home testing kit from the Government. Do the test – it could save your life.
The good news is that, if found early, 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated. This is why screening is so important
Cancer Screening Checklist for Men and Women 50 and over.
Our practice is dedicated to helping you live a healthy life. Part of staying healthy is identifying early changes in the body that could indicate a problem. Cancer screening programs can help find changes in your body that may lead to cancer or detect cancer at an early stage.
Patients 50 and over are eligible for a Cancer screening check. At your next appointment ask our friendly reception staff for a checklist to help your doctor identify any early changes and to remind you to participate in relevant cancer screening programs.
Pap Test changes- the New Cervical Screening Program
News / 4 December 2017
The two yearly Pap test for women aged 18 to 69 has changed to a five yearly human papillomavirus (HPV) test for women aged 25 to 74.
You will be due for the first Cervical Screening Test two years after your last Pap test.
The changes from December 1st include:
- The Pap smear has been replaced with the more accurate Cervical Screening Test.
- The time between tests has changed from two to five years.
- The age at which screening starts has increased from 18 years to 25 years.
- Women aged 70 to 74 years will be invited to have an exit test.
- Women will be invited when they are due to participate via the National Cancer Screening Register.
Women of any age who have symptoms such as unusual bleeding, discharge and pain should see their health care professional immediately.
Women who have been vaccinated against HPV (those that have received Gardisil or Cervarix vaccines) still require cervical screening as the HPV vaccine does not protect against all the types of HPV that cause cervical cancer.
If you have any questions about these changes or when your next test is due, please make an appointment with your GP.
We are a Hepatitis-C-friendly practice.
Our practice is now offering treatment to cure hepatitis C. We are committed to helping achieve the national goal of eliminating hepatitis C infection in Australia. Viral liver disease can lead to some very serious complications. If you have hepatitis C, think that you may have been exposed to the virus or know someone living with hepatitis C, talk to our doctors about getting tested and treated. Simple effective treatments are available that can cure the infection.
Online Appointment Bookings
Book an appointment online with one of our Doctors while you are out and about, or from the comfort of your home.
For your convenience you can now phone between 2pm and 4 pm Monday to Friday to speak to a registered nurse in regard to your test results.
You can now access free WIFI on your phone/device while you are waiting to see your doctor.
My Health Record
Our practice participates in my health record and can upload a Shared Health Summary to your record. Please discuss with your doctor at your next appointment.