Please visit our COVID-19 page and the SA health website for helpful information.
Due to a reduction in Medicare funding for bulk billing, from 1st October, 2020, our usual private billing policy will apply for surgery and telehealth appointments.
We offer normal clinic appointments if you do not have risk factors for COVID-19 or respiratory symptoms. We provide both telephone and video consultations if you are unwell or unable to visit our clinic. After discussion with your GP via TeleHealth we can organise clinic review and COVID testing if needed.
ABOUT SEACOMBE MEDICAL CENTRE
Caring for you and your family
Seacombe Medical Centre is a fully accredited general practice that has provided comprehensive medical care to individuals and families for over 40 years.
Our doctors, nurses and support staff are committed to ensuring you receive the very best of care.
Family medicine specialists
All of our doctors are specialist GPs. They are vocationally registered with the Royal Australian College of GPs and each doctor has completed more than 10 years of training to specialise in family medicine. Our GPs have additional qualifications and participate in the RACGP continuing education program. We also support the training of doctors completing their specialist GP program.
Our nurses Stacey, Lisa, Jackie and Dani are all experienced registered nurses and they are an important part of your health care. We generally have 2 nurses available each day who are experienced in a large range of services including wound care, diabetes and asthma management.
Childhood immunisation is one of our specialties and our nurses help ensure this process is as straight forward and calming as possible for your child.
Our friendly reception staff Jenny, Mel, Sharon, Sarina and Lani and manager Kerry can assist you with all of your questions and organise appointments with our GPs and registered nurses. They provide reception duties, billing and minor first aid.
Independence you can trust
Seacombe Medical Centre is an independent general practice with no financial relationship with corporate medical centres, radiology, pathology companies, pharmacies, hospitals or medical specialists. You can be assured that your health is our top priority.
Our team of highly trained doctors and nurses offer a wide variety of comprehensive health services for our patients delivered with care and compassion. We provide care for both acute and chronic health issues as well as preventive and family care.
Our medical centre remains open to assist you with regular check ups, childhood immunisations, antenatal care, chronic disease management and new acute health issues.
Health check for babies and young children
Annual health checks for patients aged over 75 years
Annual Health checks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
Health check for patients aged 45-49
All medicare funded health checks are bulk billed for eligible patients
Children and babies health care
Immunisations (we usually have 2 nurses available to improve the experience for your baby)
Acute and chronic health care
All patients aged 15 years and under are bulk billed
Skin cancer examinations
Procedures for skin cancers, cyst, warts, abscess, ingrown toe nails
Cryotherapy with liquid Nitrogen
Acute care for lacerations and minor fractures
Wound and ulcer management and dressings
GP Health Plans, Team Care Arrangements and funded allied health referrals (for eligible patients)
Asthma and COPD management
Hypertension and heart disease
Hepatitis C treatment
Nurse education and support
and many more!
We have a reminder system to assist patients stay up to date
Cervical Screening (pap smears)
Contraception advice and prescriptions
Implanon insertion and removal
IUD (Mirena) removal
Menopause health care including HRT
Sexual health, STI testing and management
Infertility assessment and management*
Fertility Awareness education*
Education for natural contaception*
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Please phone 8296 0122 or book online for an appointment
Appointment Information from April 2020
Seacombe Medical Centre has adapted to provide the best and safest care for our patients and community. We are providing traditional clinic appointments, telephone consults as well as carpark consultations. As family medicine specialists we provide excellent infection control procedures to ensure your safety.
To support patients who are staying at home we are able to provide Telephone Consultations . Some appointments will start as a telehealth consultation and then additional telehealth and/ or clinic appointments will be organised.
We are providing immunisations in the safest method possible. Refer to our flu clinic page for more details. So please do not defer your immunisation program.
Some consults will require you to attend our Medical Centre. We are here at our clinic and we can make an appointment once you have discussed your health issue with your GP over the phone. We have a number of strategies to do this safely with use of strict infection control and we are asking some patients to wait in their car until their appointment. We recommend that consultations be less than 15 minutes at this time due to CoVid-19 precautions.
Please continue your usual health checks with your doctor during this time so that you stay well. If you have chronic health problems it is important to have your diabetes and cardiovascular check ups, review of your health plans, blood tests and check ups with your doctor. Many of these checks can be commenced over the phone and you can discuss clinic review with your doctor as well.
In particular, if you have new symptoms, such as a new skin spot, or any new concerns, it is important that you make a telephone appointment to discuss with your doctor and a clinic appointment will be arranged if needed.
New patients are welcome to Seacombe Medical Centre. Please visit our information page on the following link.
Seacombe Medical Centre provides high quality medical care for our patients.
Immunisations in our Flu Clinic and childhood immunisations are bulk billed.
Most traditional clinic appointments and telehealth consultations will be privately billed as outlined below.
Due to significant federal government cuts to Medicare support for bulk-billing, our billing policy changed on January 1st 2020 in order to allow us to continue to provide quality care in a sustainable way.
We will continue to provide no gap (bulk-billed) consultations for:
Children 15 years and younger
Veterans DVA Gold Card Holders
Seniors annual health assessments
Booked GP management plans
Our fee structure remains competitive, with gap payments for privately billed consultations less than those of the majority of other practices that are facing similar Medicare cuts and lower than the Australian Medical Association’s recommended rates. We will continue to offer reduced gaps to patients with current pension and Health Care Cards.
The standard consultation fee is:
Standard fee $72 (gap is $33.25)
Concession fee $58 (gap reduced to $19.25)
The Medicare rebate is $38.75
Medicare can deposit the rebate into your designated bank account within 48 hours. Payments can be made by cash, EFTPOS or credit card. Additional information is available from our reception staff.
A standard consultation is approximately 15 minutes. Longer consultations have higher fees as well as higher Medicare rebates, with the gap payment being similar. If you require a longer appointment, please arrange this at the time of booking
PHONE 08 82960122
TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
OR BOOK ONLINE
44 Miller Street
Seacombe Gardens SA 5047
Fax: 08 8296 0225
Monday – Friday 8.30AM – 5.30PM
Tuesday 8.30AM – 6.00PM
Saturday 8.30AM – 12.30PM
Conveniently located in the inner southern suburbs of Adelaide. Just a short walk from Westfield Marion, and short drive from Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University. We are close to public transport and there is plenty of free parking available.