To ensure that you receive the very best medical care, your GP will need to assess you before deciding on your ongoing management and need for a referral to a Specialist, Consultant Physician or Allied Health provider.
Your GP will discuss with you the advice and integrate into your ongoing care and management 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 prescriptions and referral to assess your current health status. Our receptionists will advise you if the GP requests to see you.
- 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 Script & Referral Brochure Script & Referral Brochure
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. SMS is available.
- Your GP will advise the reception staff 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 and Health Information Brochure General Information and Health Information Brochure
- To enhance your continued care we have a computerised reminder/recall system which enables the Practice to send letters 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 checkups PAP smear, women’s/men’s health checks, immunisations and travel vaccines.
- It is important that you schedule an appointment for these investigations or checkups when due, as this ensures that your clinical care is managed appropriately.
- Click here for general Information and Health Information Brochure General Information and Health Information Brochure
- General Practice Cremorne offers a number of vaccinations and is an accredited Yellow Fever Centre.
- Vaccinations can be given by your GP and or the Practice Nurse.
- Vaccinations can be given in an appointment slot or in one of our vaccination clinics.
- Vaccination clinics are offered to accommodate the peak demand for vaccination services (seasonal).
- To assist you in making your choices please review our Vaccination Information Brochure.
- Click here for Vaccination Brochure Vaccinations Brochure
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR)
In 2010 the Federal Government stated it would spend $466.7 m over two years to create a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) for any Australian who chooses to have one. In July 2012 this vision became a reality.
- GP Management Plans can be developed for numerous medical conditions.
- Health Assessments have specific target groups check your eligibility below:
WHAT IS A PCEHR? PCEHR is a secure, electronic record of your medical history, stored and shared in a network of connected systems. The PCEHR will bring key health information from a number of different systems together and present it in a single view. You and your authorised healthcare providers will be able to access and make better decisions about your health and treatment advice. You will be able to contribute what you want stored and shared in the PCEHR. Before information can be uploaded by your Primary GP you need to register. Parents can register for children.
STEP INTO SPRING IN 2013 AND HAVE YOUR PCEHR WITH THREE EASY STEPS…
STEP 1 INFORMATION GATHERING Ask your GP in your next consultation about the PCEHR, and access the ehealth website and read the consumer information so that you make an informed decision. http://www.ehealth.gov.au/internet/ehealth/publishing.nsf/Content/faqs-consumer
STEP 2 REGISTRATION You need to register for a PCEHR. For more information about how to register go to http://www.ehealth.gov.au/internet/ehealth/publishing.nsf/content/home
STEP 3 GP CONSULTATION Make a dedicated appointment (Long) with your GP so you can decide what information is initially uploaded. This will be charged as per your GP’s usual fee for a long appointment. Every consultation after that you can decide whether to upload the information or not, that why it’s called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record. MOBILE APP There is even a Mobile APP for your children’s eHealth record. Which will be very handy if you are at the Emergency Department and they want to know when your children last had their Tetanus injection.
My Child’s eHealth Record mobile app – Get the app
GP Management Plans & Health Assessments
GP Management Plans & Health Assessments provide an opportunity to initiate preventive health care and/or monitor and manage your current health issues. Ask your GP or one of our Practice Nurses whether either is appropriate for you or your child.
- Patient‘s with Chronic Health conditions may be eligible for 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.