AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
 
130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

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SURGERY HOURS
MON - FRI7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
SAT Dr Kien's phone consults only 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYSCLOSED

We are OPEN now.

Tuesday 11 August 2020
Dr Kien8 AM - 1 PM
Dr Angela8 AM - 12 PM
Dr Priscilla12 PM - 5 PM

Doctors' Roster
AngelaPriscillaKienMandy
Mon8:00 - 12:00 08:30 - 17:00  10:00 - 16:00
Tue8:00 - 12:00 13:00 - 17:00 07:30 - 14:00  
Wed8:00 - 12:00 08:30 - 17:00 07:30 - 14:00  
Thu8:00 - 12:00  07:30 - 14:00 10:00 - 16:00
Fri8:00 - 12:00 08:30 - 17:00 07:30 - 14:00  


FLU SHOT
NOW AVAILABLE
Please call for a flu shot appointment

Dr Kien is back working on-site
in Randwick office from 09/06/2020
Mon - Fri 7.30AM - 2.00PM

TELEHEALTH

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:

  1. Calling 02 93993335
  2. Requesting a telephone appointment on a specific day with your preferred doctor
  3. Please leave the telephone number where you can be reached
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.

NOTE:

  • 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.

General Information
 

Gambling Addiction
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.
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.


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