About the practice
Goolwa Medical Centre is a rural practice providing comprehensive personal care to the Fleurieu region. The team of experienced healthcare practitioners and staff at our practice are committed to providing quality family medical care.
COVID VACCINATION COUNT: 7780 vaccinations as of 25 November.
Unvaccinated patients will be offered telehealth appointments. Please don’t attend our clinic if you have not had both COVID-19 vaccinations. Thank you for your understanding and assistance in keeping our community safe.
GMC has commenced booster vaccines for those who received their two previous vaccinations at our clinic. Boosters will coincide with the 6 month timeframe from last dose. Booking can now be made. BOOSTER CONSENT FORM HERE – must be completed prior to booking.
Due to current COVID restrictions, Kids Clinic will no longer be a ‘walk in’ clinic. Please call the clinic to make a telehealth appointment for your child/ren.
TELEPHONE AND VIDEO CONSULTS (TELEHEALTH)
During COVID-19 times, you can choose to undertake GP appointments over the phone. Telephone consults are an excellent option for those wanting to:
** limit their public exposure; and
** people who feel that their flu-like symptoms could put others at risk.
If we can’t adequately deal with your issue over the phone, we may ask you to come into the clinic following your initial phone or video consult.
Please note: For telehealth appointments, you need to have seen your GP face-to-face over the previous 12 months to qualify for the Medicare rebate.
Convenience and efficiency: How phone consults work
Your GP will call you as close to your appointment time as possible.
The number will appear as a “No Caller ID”, we are in the process of changing this, however, thank you for your understanding during this process.
If you don’t answer the phone, they will leave a message to call the clinic back. You will need to return their call within five (5) minutes or reschedule for another time.
If you meet criteria, you may apply for a script online through our booking system.
Tips for a smooth telephone consult
To get the most from your phone consult, please consider these simple tips:
Make sure your phone is charged and you are in a quiet location
Have any documents on hand to which you want to refer.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – SCRIPTS
Scripts will only be issues by appointment, either in person or over the phone.
If possible, we ask that our patients order scripts via the Hotdoc app., (“BOOK NOW” button above) this ensures the script is sent directly to your doctor and can prevent further delays. Hotdoc can be accessed via an app on your mobile device or this website. Thank you for your understanding.
Goolwa Medical Centre is not a COVID-19 testing facility.
IMPORTANT Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions
** If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been tested for COVID-19 in the last two weeks; if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case OR if you have travelled interstate where restrictions are in place – Please DO NOT attend the practice or book an appointment online. You must phone the Practice on 08 8555 2404 and we can arrange a telehealth consultation with your doctor. **
In the best interest of staff and patient of Goolwa Medical Centre, we are currently not seeing patients with cold and flu symptoms (including runny nose, sore throat, cough or fever). Patients who have attended the practice previously have the option of booking a telehealth appointment with their regular GP.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, the nearest testing facility to our clinic can be found here.
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