Cherrybrook Medical Centre

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Cherrybrook Village
41-47 Shepherds Dr
Cherrybrook NSW 2126

Ph: (02) 9484 5676    Fax: (02) 9484 8181

A BULK BILLING PRACTICE

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

If you are a new patient with us, please book in for a consult with one of our doctors ahead of booking your vaccination.

Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to see in which phase you will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. You may need to provide evidence of eligibility to your vaccination provider before you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you would like your vaccine administered by your regular GP, please call the centre to make an appointment.

Please do not book covid vaccine appointments through your general practice consultation, instead call the centre.

BULK-BILLED Telephone Consultations

We are proud to offer bulk-billed telephone consultations for all of our doctors. This means that you can stay home, and still get the high quality bulk-billed consultations to which you are accustomed on site. Please call our friendly reception staff to discuss.

COVID-19

If you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, please call our reception staff prior to your appointment.


Monday                     7:30am to 9:30pm
Tuesday                    7:30am to 9:30pm
Wednesday               7:30am to 9:30pm
Thursday                   7:30am to 9:30pm
Friday                        7:30am to 9:30pm
Saturday                    9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday                      9:00am to 6:00pm

Our Promise

At Cherrybrook Medical Centre, our team of general practitioners and administrative staff aim to provide personalised, quality patient care.

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About the Practice

Cherrybrook Medical Centre is a bulk-billing practice.

If you have/are experiencing chest pain over the last 24 hours, please contact Emergency services on 000.

Opiates or benzodiazepines will NOT be prescribed to new patients.

For workers compensation related GP appointments please call the centre to make your appointment.

If you wish to make a longer appointment with a GP please either call the centre or select a longer appointment option when making your appointment online.

If you are unable to make your appointment please cancel via the cancellation function in your confirmation email or alternatively call the practice.

Regarding booking for childhood immunisations please note to book during weekdays when the registered nurse is on site and to always call the centre to make an immunisation related appointment.

If you are unable to attend your appointment please make sure you cancel or reschedule via phone or via online so that appointment can be made available to others who need to attend.

Book An Appointment Online

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About

The team at Cherrybrook Medical Centre are committed to providing you and your family with the highest quality service and care possible.

Special Needs

If you have any special needs, please do not hesitate to ask. Crutches and a wheelchair are available from reception (a small bond fee may apply).
Please advise if you require the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) Ph: 131 450. National Relay Service for Hearing imparied TTY: 133 677.

Fees & Payment

At Cherrybrook Medical Centre, consultations are bulk billed for those patients who hold a valid Medicare Card. However, fees are charged for Allied Health Services, certain vaccines and medicals. For further information, please discuss possible fees and charges with our staff. Where fees apply, we do accept cash, EFTpos and credit card payments.

Referral & Prescription Requests

Please see your Doctor if you require a prescription or a referral to see a specialist. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide prescriptions or referrals over the phone.

Telephone Calls & Communications

Your Doctor is accessible by phone. However, we ask that phone calls be kept to a minimum to avoid disruptions to consultations in progress. Reception can promptly email your Doctor and request a return phone call to be made based upon urgency. Your call may be transferred through to clinical staff. All correspondance is by phone or mail, unfortunately due to privacy & security, we do not email documents etc.

Test Results

Reception staff will ring you to schedule an appointment if directed by the Doctor and based upon urgency, to discuss & collect results. We are sorry, but we are unable to provide results over the phone except under special circumstances.

Special Note

Despite our best intentions, we sometimes run late. This is because a patient has needed unexpected urgent attention. Be assured when it is your turn you will be given the time you deserve.

Please note our doctors cannot backdate medical certificates.

Appointments

For all appointments, please phone (02) 9484 5676 or online via www.healthengine.com.au
We will make every effort to accommodate your preferred time and Doctor, however, please remember that appointments are scheduled at fifteen (15) minute intervals, Longer consultations are also available. Please inform reception if you require a longer consultation.
If more than one member of your family needs to see a Doctor, please advise reception at the time of booking in order to allocate one appointment per person – this will help us run on time.
Emergencies and sick children will be given priority. If the booking relates to this, please advise reception to allow for the appropriate procedures to be carried out.
Please advise us in advance if you are unable to make your appointment.

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Opening Hours

Monday                     7:30am to 9:30pm
Tuesday                    7:30am to 9:30pm
Wednesday               7:30am to 9:30pm
Thursday                   7:30am to 9:30pm
Friday                        7:30am to 9:30pm
Saturday                    9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday                      9:00am to 6:00pm

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Services

  • Pre-Employment and Insurance Medicals;
  • CAMS;
  • Childhood Immunisations;
  • Travel vaccinations;
  • Women’s health;
  • Stress management;
  • Cardiograms (ECG’s);
  • Spirometry;
  • Cryotherapy;
  • Occupational Health Counselling;
  • Medical Check-Ups;
  • Implanon Insertion & Removal;
  • Instant INR Results;
  • Minor surgery; and
  • Nutrition.

Allied health services available:

Fees Apply or Allied Health - Please discuss with reception
Ruth Stoodley     Exercise Physiologist

Laverty Pathology Available:

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm
Saturdays 8am to 1pm
Sundays 9am to 1pm

Special Needs

If you have any special needs, please do not hesitate to ask. Crutches and a wheelchair are available from reception (a small bond fee may apply).

Please advise if you require the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) Ph: 131 450. National Relay Service for Hearing imparied TTY: 133 677.

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Contact Us

Ph: (02) 9484 5676 Fax: (02) 9484 8181

Suggestions and Complaints

Doctors and staff at Cherrybrook Medical Centre are committed to providing you with a high standard of patient care. Your input will help us to improve our service and we do value any suggestions or concerns that you may have.

Please feel free to discuss them with staff. Alternatively, there is a suggestion box located to the right of reception (when you are facing reception). Responses are treated in confidence. Otherwise, please contact the Health Care Complaints Commission Ph: (02) 9219 7444

Emergency Numbers

General Emergency .........................................000

Cherrybrook Medical Centre .............................(02) 9484 5676
Ambulance Bookings ........................................131 233
Poisons Info Line ..............................................131 126

Castle Hill Police ...............................................(02) 9680 5399

Norwest Private Hospital ..................................(02) 8882 8882
The Sydney Adventist Hospital .........................(02) 9487 9111

Family Care Medical Services ...........................137 425
(After Hour Service)

Emergency After Hours

To Schedule an After Hours Appointment, Please call:
Family Care Medical Services
Ph: 13 SICK
(13 7425)
Family Care Medical Service provides bulk billing for: Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders,
Veteran Affairs and Children under 16 years of age.
Home Visits available from:
Mon to Fri 6pm to 9pm
(Phones open from 5pm)
12 noon Sat until 8am Mon
24 hours on Public Holidays

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Privacy Policy

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.

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About the Organisation

Cherrybrook Medical Centre opened in February 2012. Located near Woolworths in the busy Cherrybrook Village, it aims to meet the need of a dynamically growing local community.

The Centre is open 7 days and offers bulk billing, after hours care, pathology and the services of a variety of allied health professionals. The team is currently comprised of 12 GPs, 1 Practice Nurse and 7 receptionists.

They are large enough to offer the best facilities and small enough to care about the patients as well as the practitioners. They pride themselves in their excellent support team, state of the art computer system and well equipped modern premises.

About the Opportunity

Right now excellent opportunities exist for VR General Practitioners to join the team in Cherrybrook.
Full time and part time positions, flexible hours, after hours and weekend sessions are also available.

Opening hours:
Weekdays 8am - 9pm
Weekends 9am - 5pm

The practice is not in a DWS area but it still offers an excellent opportunity for Overseas Trained Doctors to work after hours and weekends. (For OTDs working under the moratorium and having achieved fellowship status).

This is an exciting time to be joining this well-established and thriving practice. You'll have access to up-to-date facilities, and a highly experienced support and administration team.

You'll enjoy range of benefits in these roles including:

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AN EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE FOR OUR DOCTORS

As it is our intention to list the company on the share market before the end of 2019 we are proud to present our

"PLUS 5%" OFFER

You will be awarded shares in the company equalling 5% of your total billings between 1 July 2014 and the time of the listing. To qualify for this offer is simple; you will have to work in one of our practices at the time of the listing.

The 5% benefits will be paid in shares when the company will be listed on the share market and it is our intention to treat these benefits as "deferred service fees" in order to delay the taxing point until the time of listing. Once the listing has been finalised, you will own a parcel of shares in the newly listed company. You may sell these shares or you may decide to keep these shares and earn dividends. In any case you will own a tradable liquid asset at the time of the listing.

A VERY SPECIAL BANKING OFFER

We are delighted to invite our doctors to enjoy the benefits of our special relationship that we developed with the Commonwealth Bank. To give you more insight, you can visit the website www.commbank.com.au/offers/workplace-banking and use our log on code: CBMC .

For our qualifying doctors there are even more amazing banking benefits on offer including home loans of up to 90% LVR with no Mortgage Insurance, personalised service by a dedicated Relationship Manager and much more.

Our success is based on your personal success and we are committed to giving you the best possible outcome for your commitment.

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FLU VACCINE 2019 IS HERE

How do I book?

This year we are running flu clinics to monitor our stock level so that no one misses out. You can ring the practice and reception will make you an appropriate appointment with a doctor and the nurse.
There are 3 options dependent on your eligibility:

a) Government Funded: 65 and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those meeting ‘at risk’ medical criteria
• Three strain – Supercharged vaccine designed specifically for this group
• B\Colorado is not included as it causes the least issues for this group
• This vaccine cannot be purchased by anyone privately nor given to anyone not meeting age or medical criteria
• Doctor’s visit bulk-billed with a valid Medicare card
• No fee for the vaccine
• Available Now

b) Government Funded: 6 months to under 5 years
• Four strain vaccine
• Supercharged not necessary for this age group
• Doctors visit bulk-billed with a valid Medicare card
• No fee for the vaccine
• Available Now

c) Private: 5 years and under 65 (not age or medically required)
• Four strain vaccine
• Doctors visit is bulk-billed with a valid Medicare card
• $20 each
• Available now

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COVID-19

Many patients are asking their Doctor questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines, so we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions below.

Please do not call our clinics with questions as this will block phone lines.

If there is something else you would like to know, feel free to chat with your GP at your next appointment.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHEN I’M ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines have arrived in Australia – we are currently in Phase 1a of the vaccine roll-out, which commenced on 22 February 2021, with vaccines offered to quarantine and border workers, frontline healthcare workers and aged care and disability care residents & workers.

Next will be Phase 1b. You can use this online eligibility checker to find out when you are eligible for a vaccine: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

HOW DO I BOOK A COVID-19 VACCINE?

You will need to book your COVID-19 Vaccine online – please do NOT call the clinic. Vaccines are not yet available. A booking link will be provided here once vaccines are in stock.

WHAT CONDITIONS ARE CONSIDERED AN UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION?

Underlying medical conditions include:

• organ transplant recipients who are on immune suppressive therapy

• people who have had a bone marrow transplant in the last 24 months

• people on immune suppressive therapy for graft versus host disease

• people who have haematological cancers, for example, leukaemia, lymphoma or myelodysplastic syndrome, diagnosed within the last 5 years

• people having chemotherapy or radiotherapy

• people with chronic renal (kidney) failure

• people with heart disease such as coronary heart disease or failure

• people with chronic lung disease, excluding mild or moderate asthma

• people who have a non-haematological cancer, diagnosed in the last 12 months

• people who have diabetes

• people with severe obesity, with a Body Mass Index of 40 or over

• people with chronic liver disease

• people with some neurological conditions including stroke and dementia

• people with some chronic inflammatory conditions and treatments

• people with other primary or acquired immunodeficiency, including HIV

• people with poorly controlled blood pressure

WHY SHOULD I GET VACCINATED FOR COVID-19?

COVID-19 can cause serious ongoing health conditions, and sometimes death. Immunisation is a safe and effective way of protecting you and your family. Immunisation helps protect others, especially those who may not be able to be immunised themselves. When you get immunised, you protect yourself as well as helping to protect the whole community.

WHY DO WE NEED VACCINES IF WE ARE ALREADY WEARING MASKS AND PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING?

The measures we’ve put in place so far such as border restrictions, quarantine, mask wearing, hand washing, physical distancing, and testing help to protect all Queenslanders and will continue to be important to control the spread of the virus and its effects on the community. But we don’t want to live under restrictions forever. The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect people long-term against severe COVID-19 disease.

ARE THERE OTHER BENEFITS TO GETTING VACCINATED?

Getting vaccinated helps protect the vulnerable in our society who can’t get vaccinated themselves because they are too young, or too sick. This is because widespread vaccination makes it more difficult for the disease to spread. Also, the less the disease spreads, the less likely it is that new, possibly more infectious or dangerous mutations will arise.

WHAT IS HERD IMMUNITY AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO COVID-19?

We reach 'herd immunity' when enough people are immunised to stop or slow the circulation of the disease. This reduces the likelihood of infection, which then affords protection for people who can’t be vaccinated.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION NEEDS TO GET VACCINATED BEFORE WE ACHIEVE HERD IMMUNITY?

The percentage changes depending on the disease and how effective the vaccine is at preventing transmission. Usually, 50% – 90% of a population needs to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Experts believe a herd immunity of 65% or higher will be needed for COVID-19, but we cannot be certain at this stage. It is an important area of research which will continue as countries begin their COVID-19 vaccination programs.

IS IT COMPULSORY TO BE VACCINATED?

Australians have a great record in being immunised. The COVID-19 vaccine will be voluntary, universal and free. If a safe and effective vaccine becomes available for COVID-19, the Government aims to have as many Australians as possible choose to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If people choose not to have a COVID-19 vaccine, this will not affect their family’s eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A or childcare fee assistance which only includes National Immunisation Program vaccines for those aged under 20 years.

WHO WILL RECEIVE THE VACCINE?

The Australian Government is committed to providing all Australians with access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are available, to those who wish to vaccinate against COVID-19. As doses will initially be limited, access to vaccines during the early period of the roll out will be made available to highest priority groups. The rollout strategy can be found here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/australias-covid-19-vaccine-national-roll-out-strategy.

WHY HAVE SOME GROUPS OF PEOPLE BEEN PRIORITISED OVER OTHERS?

Priority groups are identified by taking into account current public health, medical and epidemiological evidence on who would be most affected if they contracted COVID-19. For example, health and aged care workers are a priority group because they are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their frequent contact with people. They are also more likely to transmit the virus to vulnerable people through their work in hospitals and aged care facilities. It is for everyone’s benefit that this group is prioritised for vaccination so they can continue providing essential care.

HOW MUCH WILL THE VACCINE COST?

COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visa-holders as per the Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

HOW HAS A VACCINE BEEN ROLLED OUT SO FAST?

Usually when a vaccine is developed it is done is a very linear fashion – one step, after another. There has been an enormous amount of resources and money thrown into the research, development and testing of the Covid-19 vaccines so that many of these steps could take place simultaneously. There has been no compromise on safety.

IF I GET THE VACCINE, WHAT SIDE EFFECTS CAN I EXPECT?

You may experience minor side effects following vaccination. Most side effects last no more than a couple of days and you will recover without any problems. Common reactions to vaccination include: pain, redness and/or swelling where you received the needle and mild fever. Serious reactions like allergic reactions are extremely rare.

CAN I GET THE VACCINE IF I’M PLANNING TO GET PREGNANT, PREGNANT, OR BREASTFEEDING?

At this stage, COVID-19 vaccines are not routinely recommended to be given during pregnancy as there is limited experience with the use of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before you receive this vaccine. If you are planning a pregnancy, ask your doctor for advice before you receive this vaccine.

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THE COVID-19 VACCINES?

The results from the clinical trials to date have shown both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines to be effective in providing protection against COVID-19. If as many people as possible are immunised against COVID-19, regardless of which vaccine they have, this will make a significant difference in keeping everyone safe.

WHAT VACCINE WILL I GET?

You won’t be able to choose which vaccine you receive. As supplies of the vaccine are received, people in order of priority groups will be given the vaccine available at the time. The general public will most likely receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, as millions of doses are planned to be manufactured in Australia.

WHAT IS IN THE VACCINE?

Once vaccines are approved by the TGA, their specific ingredients are listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

WHAT DO I DO, WHILST I WAIT FOR THE VACCINE TO BE ROLLED-OUT?

Whether you are in a priority group or not, the best thing you can do is stay up to date and continue to be COVIDSafe. In the meantime, everyone still needs to practise good hygiene, maintain physical distance, wear a mask in places you can socially distance, stay home if you are sick and get tested.