|DUE TO COVID.19 PANDEMIC|
OUR BUSINESS HOURS HAVE CHANGED
|TO BOOK A TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT|
PLEASE CALL 02 9399 3335
(MON-FRI 8AM - 5PM)
Thank you for your understanding
Please call for a flu shot appointment
|Dr Priscilla is away from
11 June 2020 to 18 June 20202
During this evolving COVID-19 period, Avoca Street Medical Centre advises all patients to self-isolate as much as possible. In particular we wish to protect the community's most vulnerable patients. We now offer bulk billed telephone consultations for all Medicare eligible patients whom have been seen at this practice in the past 4 years.
For patients who do not hold a valid Medicare card but have been seen at our practice in the past 4 years a pre-paid administration fee of $40 per 10 minute consultation will apply.
Avoca Street Medical Centre is currently unable to accept new patients.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please make a telephone appointment by:
Please allow a leeway of 2 hours from the time of your appointment.
If matter is urgent or might require a face to face consult, please let staff know and doctor will call you back in between patients on the same day.
- Calling 02 93993335
- Requesting a telephone appointment on a specific day with your preferred doctor
- Please leave the telephone number where you can be reached
- Please organise your own collection of prescriptions and referrals from reception desk between 8am - 1pm daily
- Appointments are timed to 10 minutes - if a longer appointment is required, the doctor will rebook this for another date
- Some items cannot be completed via telehealth and require a face to face consult. These include vaccinations, ear checks, blood pressure checks, and where specific examination of the patient is required. The doctor may rebook a face to face consult after an initial telephone consultation
- Please respect that this is a limited service which many patients require, and be readily contactable on the day of your appointment.
- Due to the nature of telephone consultations, we are unable to undertake chronic care for patients who do not regularly attend our practice. Please contact your usual provider.
- Please check our COVID-19 PRACTICE UPDATES frequently.
TELEHEALTH WITH DR KIEN
Telehealth consultation with Dr Kien:
NOTE: Other doctors still work on-site at the medical centre. However, they will consult mainly via telephone. Face-to-face conusltations are limited to immunsation and special cases.
- Call (02) 9399 3335 and make a phone consult appointment.
- Please have these ready when calling Dr Kien at the appointment time.
- Contact details (street address, fax number and/or email address) of your local pharmacy.
- List of medications you need refilled.
- Name of specialist you need referral for.
- Dr Kien prefers consulting via WhatsApp video calls. Please install the app in your phone.
Otherwise telephone will be used.
- The duration of the consult will be from 10 - 15 minutes.
- Dr Kien will fax or email your presriptions and referrals directly to your chemists and specialists. They will not be available at our Randwick office.
Problem gamblers and poker machines
- One in six people who play the pokies regularly has a serious addiction.
- Problem gamblers lose around $21,000 each year. Thatís one third of the average Australian salary.
- Some poker machines can be played at extremely high intensity Ė a gambler could lose more than $1,500 in just one hour.
- Young people (18-24 year olds) spend more on poker machines than any other age group. Many adult problem gamblers report having developed gambling problems during their teenage years (source: Delfabbro, P, Gambling Research Australia, A review of Australian Gambling Research, August 2008, p61).
- Three-quarters of problem gamblers have problems with poker machines. Itís even higher for women Ė in 9 out of 10 cases poker machines are identified as the cause of problems for women (source: Delfabbro, P, August 2008, p67).
Impact of problem gambling
- Problem gamblers are six times more likely to be divorced than non problem gamblers.
- Problem gamblers are four times more likely to have problems with alcohol and four times as likely to smoke daily than non problem gamblers.
- Children with parents who are problem gamblers are up to 10 times more likely to become problem gamblers themselves than children with non gambling parents
For advice and help, visit Gambling Help Online.
Phone 1800 858 858
The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.