Medplus Ipswich

Medical & Dental Centre

A |10 Churchill St, Ipswich QLD 4305
T | 07 3202 2000
F | 07 3202 4200
E | ipswich@medplus.com.au

+ Medical Centre
Reception Hours

Monday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

+ Dental Centre Reception

Monday: 8.30am to 6.30pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 3.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday: 8.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Sunday: Closed

+ Billing Arrangements

Patients with a current up-to-date Medicare card will be bulk billed for all Medicare eligible consultations. Any patients without a current Medicare card (including newborn babies) will be charge a consultation fee which must paid at time of consultation (no credit will be given). All non-eligible Medicare consultations will incur a fee. These include employment medicals, commercial drivers licence medicals, defence force cadet medicals, drivers licence medicals, insurance medicals, centrelink forms. Please ask our reception staff for the cost involved for these consultations.

+ Appointments

Medplus Ipswich operates an appointment system. A standard appointment is usually adequate to deal with most health issues. If you are making an appointment for an insurance or employment medical, centrelink forms, procedure or complex/multiple problems, please ask for a longer appointment. Please ensure a separate appointment is made for each family member. Appointments are made for either 10 or 15 minute intervals (depending on the doctor). Appointment slots are held aside each day for same day urgent consultations or sick children.

+ After Hours Care

Our after hours medical services are held in conjunction with Family Care Medical Services (FCMS). FCMS are a fully accredited service. Their direct number is 13SICK (137425). Please remember to telephone 000 for immediate attention in the event of a medical emergency.

+ Repeat Prescriptions

In order to monitor your health and fulfill our ethical and legal responsibilities, we require that you attend your doctor (or if your usual doctor is not available, one of the other doctors) in order to receive further prescriptions for your medications.

+ Sickness Certificates

A medical certificate may only be issued after an examination by a doctor, so you will need to make an appointment to see the doctor.

+ Interpreter Service

Whatever your preferred language, we can help you organize an interpreter to assist with any language barriers. We also arrange interpreters through NABS, National Auslan Interpreter Service, for our deaf patients. Medplus Ipswich uses the Telephone Interpreter Service 1300 131 450 when required. We can organise an “over the phone” service or with 48 hours notice an “on site” service.

+ Vaccinations

Patients are encouraged to take advantage of free vaccines made available by the Federal and State Governments. Childhood immunizations are Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 3:00pm. Seasonal flu clinic will be held each year – please ask reception staff about the times regarding this clinic.

+ Fees

The following fees are applicable without a current Medicare card:
Standard Consultation: $ 65.00
Long Consultation: $110.00

+ Patient Feedback

Our goal is to provide a quality and professional service in a comfortable and caring environment. We are happy to hear from you – should you have any concerns or suggestions, please telephone, write or email to:

Lynn Henry, Practice Manager
Medplus Ipswich
10 Churchill St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia

Telephone: 07 3202 2000
Fax: 07 3202 4200
Email: lynn@medplus.com.au

From time to time this Practice invites patients to complete questionnaires on their views of the Practice and ways in which our service can be improved. These surveys are confidential.

We believe that problems are best dealt with through the Practice or alternatively our Head Office.
However, if we are unable to assist, you may prefer to contact the Queensland Government Centre for handling complaints.

Health Quality and Complaints Commission,
Level 18, 288 Edward Street, Brisbane Q 4001.

Phone: 1800 077 308 or 07 3120 5999

+ Waiting Times

Nobody likes to be kept waiting! Our staff do understand and we try to manage all appointments as punctually as possible. However, due to the unpredictable nature of a medical surgery – doctors do frequently run behind time. We regret any inconvenience caused due to these delays. Please feel free to contact our surgery staff to confirm whether your doctor is running on time BEFORE you arrive for your appointment.

Should you no longer require your appointment please let us know. We do charge a NO SHOW fee if you do not arrive for your appointment.

If your require assistance, please feel free to ask one our staff members. They will be happy to help.

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