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FAQ's

Do I need to book an appointment?
 

Yes you will need an appointment, please phone the practice.  If you are a subscriber then Walk In Clinics are open to you.

How long is a consultation?
 

Length of a consultation is based on what the patient is being seen about.  Times range from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.  When you ring to book an appointment, you will be asked as to why you need to see a doctor and based on that information, the length of the appointment is determined.

Do you charge a cancellation fee?
 

Yes we do if the appointment is cancelled inside two (2) hours of the time due.  Fee is $45.00

Can I go on a waiting list?
 

Yes.  Please ring the practice to have your details added.

Can I choose which Doctor to see in Walk-In Clinics?
 

You can request to see a particular doctor but we cannot promise that you will actually get to see that doctor as Walk-In is triaged based and therefore the first available doctor will be assigned.

Do I need to call and “pre-book” for Walk-In Clinic?
 

Due to Walk-In Clinics being quite busy at times we do encourage patients to call and “pre-book” especially if you are traveling from out of the Wingham area.

Am I bulk-billed for my visit?
 

Children under 16 years are bulk-billed.  Over 16 years of age depends on if you are a subscriber or not and what level of subscription you are on. 

Do you offer discounts for pensioners?
 

Yes pensioners do receive a $10 discount

Can I claim from Medicare?
 

If it is a non integrative medicine appointment you can claim back on Medicare.

Do you take all credit cards?
 

We accept MasterCard and Visa

Can I take an account?
 

Generally no, but we do review each request.

Where is Parking?
 

There is parking on the main street of Wingham (Isabella Street) or at the back of the surgery via McCullagh Lane (off Primrose Street next to Cleaver's Tyres)

What is Subscription?
 

Subscription is voluntary patient registration that is offered to patients who the doctor feels is committed to achieving their own wellness in corporation with our practice team.

What is Subscription?
 

Subscription is voluntary patient registration that is offered to patients who the doctor feels is committed to achieving their own wellness in corporation with our practice team.

Where is Wingham and what does it offer?
 
Wingham is a small town located on the Mid North Coast just 15 minutes from Taree and about 25 minutes from the beachside community of Old Bar.  The town has a Coles, several cafes with great coffee and food, Pub, Service Club, Bowling Club, Golf Club, optometrist, two chemist, clothes and shoe stores, several hair and beauty parlours, mechanics, and a nursing home.