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Practice Information

Urgent Out of Hours Medical Assistance
If you are unable to attend the practice during consultation hours, or you fall sick outside of these hours, please ring the National Home Doctor Service on 13 74 25 (13 SICK). The National Home Doctor Service are a bulk billing service.

In an emergency, you should call the ambulance on 000.

Recalls and Reminders
We endorse the Government sponsored recall system for PAP Smears, Breast Screening and Immunisations. We encourage you to participate.
For any test results you are required to make a follow up appointment with your doctor. Results usually take 2-3 days to come back.

Telephone Calls
Each Doctor has different requirements regarding telephone calls. Please ask reception for further information.

Requests for Prescriptions and Referrals
It is preferred that an appointment is made with a Doctor to obtain these items. This will ensure that they are appropriately prescribed and properly recorded.

Privacy and Confidentiality
This practice adheres to the national privacy principles, which ensures that your privacy and confidentiality is maintained. Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of the personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.

Patients seeking a copy of their medical records/results or requesting a transfer of medical records to another practice must see reception to complete the required documentation.

Interpreter Service
Patients who do not speak English, or who are more proficient in another language, can ask reception to book a professional translator to attend their consultation. This is a free service (131450).

There is also a free interpreting service for patients who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN). Contact the National AUSLAN Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS) on 1800 246 495 or visit the NABS website for further information.

Feedback and Complaints
If you have any problems with any aspect of our Practice, whether it concerns the Doctors, staff, rooms, phone line, privacy or any other area, we welcome your feedback. You can speak to one of our Doctors, staff members or email info@pyrmontdoctors.com