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Easy access to our Paediatrician

The Drop In Clinic is for current patients of the practice who have been reviewed in the last 6 months by Dr. Coates. We recognise the importance of how difficult it is to plan appointments weeks to months in advance and also the hassle of time away from school and work.

It is designed for quick issues, such as updated asthma plans and repeat scripts and runs towards the end of the day so that it is easy to come past after school or kinder. It is expected that most appointments won’t need to be longer than 15 minutes in order to keep fees as low as possible.

The Drop In Clinic is perfect if you:

  • Need a repeat script or have lost your current script

  • Need an asthma, anaphylaxis or eczema management plan

  • Would like your baby to be weighed and measured

  • Need Centrelink or NDIS paperwork completed

  • Would like to have a confidential discussion and have brought a friend or relative to look after your child in the waiting room

  • Need frequent reviews for medical issues or are in the process of changing medications

Fees

The fee for attending the Drop In Clinic is a $50 out-of-pocket charge (after Medicare rebate).

FAQs

The Drop In Clinic will run most Tuesday afternoons from 3-5pm. Please check our Facebook page for any updates about opening times.

Unfortunately, the Drop In Clinic is not suitable for your child as they require a longer appointment and more comprehensive review. The Drop in Clinic is limited to children who have been reviewed by Dr. Coates in the last 6 months. Please contact us to schedule a review appointment.

In order to minimise waiting time, please contact us to make sure that the Drop In Clinic is the right service for your child and to be provided with an appointment time. Please understand that there may be a short waiting period if the clinic is particularly busy but we will aim to keep any waiting time to under 30 minutes.

Yes – you need a current referral in order for your child to be seen in the Drop In Clinic. If your last referral is more than 12 months old, please obtain a new one from your general practitioner. If you aren’t sure, please contact us and we will advise you if a new referral is required.

If the Drop In Clinic is running behind time by more than 30 minutes, you will receive an SMS to your mobile so please check this regularly or call us if you are concerned.

Updates about the Drop In Clinic will be posted on our Facebook page. We recommend you set the page to send you notifications of our new posts.

No, the Drop in Clinic is for unexpected questions or paperwork that arises. Appointments will only be made a maximum of 3 weeks in advance.

THE DETAILS

The Drop In Clinic is open on most Tuesdays between 3-5pm, please check our Facebook page for any changes to opening times. Please bring your Medicare card and your Maternal and Child Health book (green book) if your child is under 6 years old.

Drop In Clinic Appointments

If your child has been reviewed by our paediatrician in the last 6 months and you have a quick issue that needs resolving, book a Drop In Clinic appointment.

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