Patient Information 2019-02-25T06:24:39+00:00

Patient Information

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 A list of FAQ and important information.

Doctors at Long Street Family Medicine Bulk Bill all Medicare Card Holders for Medicare eligible services. Non-Medicare items ie Medicals, are privately billed and payment is required on the day.

New Patients Welcome.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to fill in both the New Patient Registration Form and your Patient Medical History form. This will assist our Reception team to prepare your file for your GP visit.

For your convenience, download these forms prior to your visit, complete and hand to the Reception team upon arrival.

When registering please let our team know if you have identity specifics to be noted. This includes, but is not limited to:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island patients and/or Culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

If you are unable to keep your booking, please cancel your appointment by calling the clinic directly. This may allow someone else urgently seeking medical attention to utilize the appointment. Appointments not attended without sufficient notification will incur a fee.

After Hours

In the event of an emergency, please call 000 for an ambulance.

To contact a doctor if you have an urgent matter, please ring (03) 5662 4455.

Nurse on Call – 1300 60 60 24

Call “Nurse on Call” if you would like some telephone advice

Emergency – 000
Call 000 for a serious or life threatening emergency.

The closest emergency department is the:
Gippsland Southern Health Service
Koonwarra Road
Leongatha VIC 3953
Phone: (03) 5667 5555

Long Street Family Medicine have a team of Nurses assisting our GP’s Monday – Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm

We encourage patients to come to the clinic for a consultation so their Doctor can deliver optimal care with full access to clinical facilities and equipment.

Regular patients who are unable to attend the clinic will be referred to their usual Doctor who will assess the home visit request and make appropriate arrangements for the patient.

Come prepared with…

  • A clear idea of what you wish to discuss with the Doctor.
  • A list of all the medications you are taking, including prescriptions, non-prescriptions and herbal medicines.
  • Check the number of repeat scripts you still have so these can be updated if necessary.
  • If it is your first time with this doctor be prepared to give a family history.
  • If you think you need more than 10-15 minutes with your doctor, please book a Long appointment with the reception.
  • If you wish to discuss several separate issues, please consider making a separate appointment for each issue.
  • Ask the doctor to write down any specific directions about which you may be unsure.
  • At the end of the consultation, be clear whether a follow up appointment is required.
  • Minor surgical procedures require a double appointment with both the Nurse and the Doctor, please be sure to make both appointments.

Our address is 1 Long Street, Leongatha Victoria. We are located on the corner of Long Street & Ogilvy Street in Leongatha.

We have ample onsite parking for our patients.

To maintain confidentiality, results will not be given over the phone except in special circumstances. Non-clinical staff do not have access to patient files.

Please make a further appointment with your Doctor to obtain the results of any tests.
The Doctor or Pathologist can inform you as to how long it will take for these results to be received by the clinic, so that a convenient appointment time can be made.

Be sure to make your follow up appointment before leaving the clinic at time of tests.

Be sure to securely store your referrals or prescriptions as there is a cost for the Doctor to re-print these.

Doctors will not be available to take calls whilst consulting. Urgent matters can be passed onto your Doctor via the reception team at the best convenient time to the Doctor.

Doctors expect to return patient calls when he/she is available to do so.

If an interpreter is required, the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) can be contacted on 131 450.

Hearing impaired patients can contact Long Street Family Medicine:
Option 1: TTY – 1800 555 630
Option 2: Use National Relay Services (NRS) via website or instant messaging services (Skype and MSN) to enter (03) 5951 1800 to make a call.

For your convenience we provide an automated SMS reminder system via text message one day before your appointment. If you do not wish to be notified, please advise the reception team.

As an as an accredited medical clinic, Long Street Family Medicine respect that your record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times, ensuring that this information is only available to authorised persons involved in patient care.

The “personal information” we collect may include your name, date of birth, address/es, contact details, ethnicity, Medicare number and next of kin details. It is clinic policy that on a regular basis patients will be required to confirm their details are up to date. Your assistance in keeping your file accurate, complete and well-organised are very much appreciated.

At any time, our reception team are happy to assist you in obtaining a copy of your medical records from another Medical Centre. Please ask for a Medical History Transfer Form.

For more information on our privacy policy please click here

Your feedback is important to us. We appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge great service and to improve any area of concern.
As part of our Quality Improvement process we have a Patient Complaint and Feedback procedure.

If you are a patient at this clinic and wish to discuss any concerns, we encourage you to contact the Clinic Manager to commence this process.

We take your concerns, suggestions and complaints seriously. However, if you feel we have not handled your complaint in an appropriate manner and wish someone to mediate on your behalf, you can contact:

Health Complaints Commissioner
Level 26
570 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
Victoria, Australia

Phone: 1300 582 113

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