Welcome to Vermont Health Care
Thank you for visiting Vermont Health Care online. We hope you find the information on this site useful. If you need further assistance or information, one of our receptionists will be happy to help you over the phone or in person at the clinic.
Vermont Health Care has been through another year of amazing growth. We completed our new expansion project in Nov 2014. The clinic has grown from 6 consultation rooms to over 12 consultation rooms. We have more doctors on board with various skills and areas of interest to cater to all needs of our community ranging from children's health right up to geriatric/ nursing home care and almost everything in-between! We hope to have various specialists at our centre in 2016.
New Allied Health Services Available
Current patients of the clinic may have noticed an increase in our allied health services in the last few months. Vermont Health Care has always strived to provide more comprehensive services to the community and are happy to have Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology and Dietician Services. If you are wondering if these will benefit you, please talk to one of our doctors or receptionists to access these services.
Booking Online !
Thanks to all our patients who have supported this practice over the years. We are now happy to announce that the online booking service is up and running. The service is run by HotDoc and you can also download the app to your mobile device if you prefer. Not all available appointments are listed online so if you feel your matter is urgent, please call us and we will endeavour to fit you in on the same day. The Urgent Care weekend appointments will need to be made by phone at this time but this might change in the future. Please feel free to provide our staff with feedback so we can help make this program as user-friendly as possible.
Vermont Health Care has had a long history of teaching registrars over the years and a number have stayed on after completion as part of our current team. We provide a full spectrum of General Practice work from Home visits, Workforce medicals, Nursing Home visits in addition to our comprehensive in-house General practice services. We have interviewed many excellent candidates this year and have reached our quota of registrars for 2017. We would however consider GP registrars in their final term of training to join our team. We have four Level 1 accredited supervisors in our clinics and a few of them are also involved as Fellowship Examiners for the RACGP.
We would love to have a chat and help you explore your options in General Practice. If this has piqued your interest, please feel free to forward your CV or alternatively, contact the clinic to speak with a Supervisor (Dr Marino Alexopoulos & Dr Terence Heng).
GP's who have achieved their vocational registration are also welcome to apply for a position as well.
Winter is here!
The days are not getting shorter and colder. People tend to mix and stay indoors a lot more and we have started to see a spike in colds and coughs as a result. Our clinic is busier than ever and we realise it might be difficult to get an appointment on the day but we will always try our best to fit you in if you think your concerns are urgent and need to be addressed.
The flu vaccination clinics have been very popular and it's still never too late to get yours if you have not had it. Particularly susceptible individuals like our elderly, those with significant cardio-respiratory disorders like asthma and pregnant women qualify for a government funded flu vaccination.
Vermont Urgent Care
The Footy season is almost over and we feel honoured to be part of their treating team for injured players. We wish all our sportsmen a speedy recovery and a safe return to sport.
Our urgent care / injury service on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for sports related injuries has been a popular alternative to the local Emergency departments as most other GP clinics are closed. Feedback has been positive about the short waiting times and in depth service we are able to provide. All patients are welcome to attend and you do not have to be a patient of our clinics as we will always work together with your regular GP. Where necessary, our doctors will be able to organise for X-rays to help determine if there is a fracture or dislocation. We also work closely with various orthopaedic surgeons should the need arise.
We are pleased to say that since opening this service in March 2015, the local community has made up the majority of our patients who were not able to see their own GP, which further highlights the need for comprehensive General Practice care on the weekends.
Newest additions to the VHC team.
A BIG warm welcome to our latest registrars Dr Laila El Shenawy, Dr Emily Chen & Dr Lisa Cheng to our team. They will be starting in August 2017 and we hope they will enjoy their term with us. We bid farewell to Dr Jerry Hsu this term and look forward to having him back in 2018 to complete his GP training with us.
We are also pleased to partner with Back In Motion Physiotherapy. They will be providing on-site physiotherapy services 3 times a week. Pensionsers and Health care card holders with an Enhanced Primary Care plan from their GP will be able to access these services without any out of pocket fees for a limited number of visits. Please ask our GP's if you are eligible for this service.
Please make an appointment 4 - 6 weeks prior to travelling to organise vaccines and travel advice. Appointments must be made with a doctor to determine the appropriate vaccination course for your travel.
Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for overseas travel.
We are now accredited to provide the Yellow Fever Vaccine. For more information in regards to Yellow Fever and Australian Regulations, please click here.
Bulk Billing for consultations is available for children under 16 years. Full-time students under 25 with a valid Student Card are charged a reduced fee. Before 5pm, bulk billing is also available to pensioners and some concession card holders. On weekends and public holidays, bulk billing is available only for pensioners and children. To maintain our high standard of care in light of the medicare rebate freeze, there will be a procedural fee for all patients should they be required eg: plaster application for fractures, suturing, skin excisions etc. Please speak to our receptionists if you require further information.
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