Over the past 18 months we’ve all had to adjust to a new way of life. One of the major aspects that has changed is how we receive our health care. The health care industry has quickly adapted to the challenge, but it’s been a hard road for both practices and patients.
At Hamilton Medical Centre, we put your safety first, always. We have measures in place to ensure that we minimise risks to patients, practice staff and the community. These measures may mean that you receive your health care via an unconventional method, and we certainly understand that this can be a daunting experience.
We’ve been utilising new forms of technology to help ensure that you as a patient are receiving high quality of care, regardless of whether you attend the practice in person, via video chat, or over the phone.
Please be assured that our doctors are in the practice and are ready and able to see you for an in person consultation should that be necessary. Please discuss this with your doctor during your next consultation.
If you have any questions regarding our appointment policies during the pandemic, please email the practice manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients are advised that when seeking a medical certificate for work or school, to please ensure that you are not asking for one for a date that has already passed. GP’s are legally unable to backdate medical certificates, so it’s very important that you speak with or see your doctor on the day you need the certificate. When booking an appointment, please ensure you advise reception that you are seeking a medical certificate, so that we can do our best to fit you in on the day.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please phone the practice on 02 4961 1713 or email us on email@example.com.
From Monday 12 July, it is mandatory to check in using the Service NSW app when entering Hamilton Medical Centre. The QR code for Hamilton Medical Centre is available at the base of the stairs, in the lift, and in the reception area. Please show staff when checking in for your appointment. If you are unable to check in using the Service NSW app, our staff can assist you with this using an alternative method. Please advise us at the time of your arrival. We thank you for your understanding.
We are pleased to advised that Dr Michalski will to return to work on Monday 26 July 2021. Patients are now able to book with Dr Piotr using the online booking service, or by phoning the practice. Please be advised that this return date may change, but is valid as at Monday 19 July 2021. At this time, Dr Piotr will be accepting both face to face and phone appointments Dr Piotr is also accepting New Patients.
We look forward to having Dr Piotr back in the office.
Per the recent advice from NSW Health, Hamilton Medical Centre is requesting that all patients and visitors to the practice wear a mask. This is for the protection of other patients, staff and the wider community. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. We are also asking all patients to maintain strict social distancing while in the practice.
Laverty Pathology have reopened their collection centre within Hamilton Medical Centre. Hours of operations are Monday to Wednesday 8am – 12pm.
Services performed include:
General blood tests
Urea Breath Tests (bookings required)
Glucose Tolerance Test (bookings required)
For questions, or to make a booking, phone 4969 6683
Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia. Hamilton Medical Centre is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to people in phases, with those most at risk receiving their vaccinations first. Phase 1b began on Monday 22 March 2021 in General Practices around the country. Each week, more and more practices will be added to this phase.
The Phase 1b rollout includes the priority population groups below:
To find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine now, visit https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
Booking your appointment
COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary and free. When it is your turn to get vaccinated, our practice will contact you directly, via SMS or phone call. We have identified hundreds of patients who are eligible during Phase 1b, and with only 50 vaccines per week, it will take us time to get to each person. Please, try to be patient, and understand that we are working hard to ensure the most vulnerable patients in our community are prioritised. Please do not phone the practice requesting to book a vaccine appointment unless you have specifically been directed to do so by our staff.
Preparing for your vaccination
Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.
If you don’t have your account set up, you can:
You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-preparing-for-covid-19-vaccination
Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:
If you have had another vaccine, for example the influenza vaccination, in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
To keep you and our community safe, before and after vaccination, it is important that you continue to:
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.health.gov.au
After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days.
Common reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations include:
You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.
Who to contact
You can ask your doctor for specific advice about side effects. Please call us if you would like to book an appointment.
If you think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, you can report it. Reports of suspected side effects help the TGA monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety. Our [practice/clinic] can report side effects to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on your behalf, or you can report your side effects yourself. Visit the TGA website to find out how.
Post vaccination resources
The Department of Health has developed resources about what you can expect after your vaccination. You can access these resources here:
Patient resource – After your COVID-19 (AstraZeneca) vaccination
For more COVID-19 vaccine related resources, visit the Department of Health website.
After your COVID-19 vaccination, it is important that you continue to protect those around you by:
Our practice fees are changing from 1 April 2021. This is the first change since July 2020, and is a decision we’ve made in light of cost increases in the last few months. We regret the need for this and aim to keep our services affordable for all patients, however Medicare rates alone do not allow us to run an efficient and effective practice. Private fees are necessary for us to continue to provide all patients with a high standard of care, and as such we’ve had to increase ours.
As always, we provide bulk billing for those aged 15 and under, and those aged 65 and older. Concession card holders continue receive a discount on the private fees.
You can see the full list of fees on our ‘Fee’ page
Should you have any queries, you may phone or email the practice, or speak with your doctor.