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

avocastreet.com - asmc.net.au - randwickhealth.com - randwickgp.com - familydoctor.sydney

University of NSW Medical Students

Throughout the year Dr Kien will be supervising years 5 and 6 medical students from University of NSW undertaking Primary Care (General Practice) term.

On average, a student will be under his supervision for 4 weeks; approximately 3-3 days per week.

The student will undertake a variety of activities at the practice to help them understand common general practice conditions, and should progress to more responsibilities and autonomy in clinical activities during the attachment.

The student will either sit in with Dr Kien during a consultation or, when deemed capable, consult a patient on his/her own before reporting to Dr Kien who will conclude the consultation.

Dr Kien and his students appreciate your generosity and patience during these teaching sessions. However, please do not hesitate to inform our reception if you do not wish to be involved in this program. It is totally understandable.


General Information
 

Private Billing From May 2018



15th March 2018

Dear Valued Clients,

Avoca Street Medical Centre will become a primarily private billing practice from 1st May 2018.

The reasons for this change in billing policy are:

  • Rising cost of running a modern medical practice: electricity, WHO-standard vaccine fridge maintenance, software and computer maintenance, accreditation fees, staff traning and wages, office overheads, etc.
  • Medicare rebate freeze: The Australian government has frozen Medicare rebate since 2015. The expected minimal rebate increase in August 2018 is not keeping up with the rising cost of running a GP practice.

Our staff can help send your claim to Medicare via secure internet. Once processed, your Medicare benefit will be deposited directly onto the EFTPOS card you used, or into the bank account you have registered with Medicare.

A limited number of clients will continue to be offered bulk billing, including:

  • Veteran Affairs clients.
  • Pensioners, Health Care Card holders - who have been seen at this practice regularly since before 2011.
  • Children under 16 years of age - who or whose parents have been seen at this practice regularly since before 2011.

We understand that this policy change will somewhat affect you financially but hope that you support our struggle to maintain high level of medical services for you.

Please leave comments at our feedback page on www.avocastreet.com.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Avoca Street Medical Centre management team.


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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