Doctor Appointment

Standard Appointments

Standard appointments are made for 15 minutes. It is a good idea to plan ahead for routine appointments.  For example, if you need to make an appointment for a repeat prescription, make sure you allow plenty of time before your medication runs out.

Urgent Appointments

Every attempt will be made to see all urgent problems and emergencies on the same day.  When you have an urgent medical problem, the receptionist may refer you to a nurse who will be able to determine your needs in more detail.

Longer Appointments 

To help us run to schedule and to enable your doctor to manage your health issues appropriately, longer appointment times are allocated for the following:

  • Excisions or other minor surgery
  • Driver’s licence medicals
  • Insurance Medicals
  • Completion of any forms (eg. hospital admission forms, carer’s pension, treating doctors reports)
  • GP Management plans, various health assessments,
  • Counselling

Please let the receptionist know if you require any of these so that an appropriate appointment can be made for you. This will also help us to identify those patients who need to see the practice nurse for a preliminary examination before seeing the doctor.

Home Visits 

We acknowledge that  due to difficult circumstances you may not be able to attend the surgery to receive medical attention. Depending on your particular circumstances and on availability, your Doctor may be able to offer a home visit. Please let reception know if you  would like a home visit. They will be able to discuss your situation with your doctor to determine if a home visit is possible or whether alternative arrangements can be made for your care.

The doctors at this practice also visit some of the nursing homes in Townsville.