The overall management of your health is important to us.
To ensure that you receive the very best care, your GP will need to assess you before deciding on your ongoing management and need for a referral to a specialist or allied health provider. Your GP is here to offer advice and help build an integrated team all focused on your ongoing care as required.
Below are some tips and helpful brochures.
Prescriptions & Referrals
- Ideally please ask your GP for any prescriptions or referrals as part of your regular consultations. It is important for the GP prior to writing a prescription or referral to assess your current health status.
- Prescriptions and referrals outside a consultation may incur fee.
- Please make sure you have your referral prior to attending your appointment as your Medicare rebate payment is reduced for appointments without a referral.
- Click here for the Scripts & referrals February 2017
Receiving Test Results
- To maximise the quality of your medical care it is vital that you make yourself aware of all test results. This is a shared responsibility of both you and your GP. Your GP will advise how this is to be arranged, and SMS is available.
- If you have not heard from your GP regarding your test results, please follow up by calling the practice on (02) 8969 5000
- Your GP will advise the receptionist or nurse of any instructions for you following your tests results being reviewed.
- If you would like to discuss your results with your GP please advise the reception staff and they will inform your GP. The Practice Nurses may also be accessed for clinical advice.
- Click here to view the General Information & Health Information. February 2017
- To enhance your continued care we have a computerised reminder/recall system which enables the Practice to send a SMS or letter when your next follow-up is due for certain regular checks.
- Our system is dependent on your current contact details being correct. If you are moving house, or have changed your mobile number please advise us at the Practice so we can update your records.
- Reminders/recalls include but are not limited to: annual check-ups, PAP smears, women’s health checks, men’s health checks, immunisations and travel vaccines.
- It is important that you schedule an appointment for these check-ups when due, as this ensures that your health is managed appropriately.
- Click here for the General Information & Health Information. February 2017
- General Practice Cremorne offers a number of vaccinations and is an accredited Yellow Fever and Travel Health Centre
- Vaccinations can be given by your GP or the Practice Nurse after a consultation with the GP.
- Vaccination clinics are offered to accommodate the peak demand for the influenza vaccine.
- To assist you in making your choices please review our Vaccination Information BrochureVaccination Brochure March 2016
My Health Record April 2016
My Health Record is a secure online summary of your health information that healthcare providers such as doctors, specialists, and hospital staff can access anywhere at anytime, such as in an accident or emergency. You can control what goes into the record, and who is allowed to access it. Whether you choose to share your health information with providers is up to you, however having a My Health Record means that your important health information like allergies, current conditions and treatments, medicine details, pathology reports, and diagnostic imaging scan reports can be digitally stored in one place.
If you have children you can register for your children’s My Health Record. The Children’s My Health Record has been adapted for iPhone, iPad, Android smart phones & tablet technology. To find forms, guides and how to download the My Child’s eHealth Record app, click this link.
You can discuss with your GP the benefits of having My Health Record, or visit the Government Page to get more information.
GP Management Plans & Health Assessments
GP Management Plans & Health Assessments provide an opportunity to initiate preventive health care or monitor and manage your current health issues. Ask your GP whether this is appropriate for you or your child. GP Management Plans can be developed for numerous medical conditions, which Health Assessments have specific target groups. Check your eligibility below:
- Patients with Chronic Health conditions may be eligible for a subsidised Allied Health Services when your GP has completed a Care Plan.
- A Healthy Kids Check for children aged at least 3 years and less than 5 years of age, who have received or who are receiving their 4 year old immunisation.
- A type 2 diabetes risk evaluation for people aged 40-49 years (inclusive) with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes as determined by the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool.
- A health assessment for people aged 45-49 years (inclusive) who are at risk of developing chronic disease.
- A health assessment for people aged 75 years and older.
- A comprehensive medical assessment for permanent residents of residential aged care facilities.
- A health assessment for people with an intellectual disability.
The GP’s & Practice Nurses can give more information on what each entails.