Cambourne Clinic welcomes new patients to the clinic.
We offer routine appointments between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Urgent appointments are offered for all clinic patients for problems that need to be attended to that day with the on call doctor. Please note that we will not always be able to offer on the day appointments with the doctor of your choice, however we will endeavour to meet your needs as best we can.
Saturday morning appointments between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm are for on the day or urgent presentations only.
We recommend booking a longer appointment if you have several problems to discuss or for complex problems. If you are uncertain please discuss this with our reception staff when making your booking.
Please note if you fail to attend an appointment without notifying the clinic at least 2 hours in advance, you will incur a $20 charge.
Home visits will be provided for the elderly or unwell at the doctor's discretion.
For chronic health management see Management Plans.
All pension card holders and DVA card holders are bulk billed at the clinic.
All persons over 65 are recommended to have the influenza vaccine yearly, and the pneumococcal vaccine 5 yearly. There is no cost for these vaccines for those over 65.
All our GPs have admitting rights to St John of God Healthcare, and are accredited to visit local nursing home facilities including Lyndoch Living, Mercy Place, Gillin Park and Opal.
Dr Andrew Chow is now offering comprehensive skin checks. Including dermoscopy and photographic monitoring of suspect lesions.
Skin checks are recommended for patients who:
- have a history of skin cancer
- any patient who has greater than 20 naevi (moles) on an arm
- any patient with sun damage i.e. red, dry, scaly skin
- have a family history of Melanoma
Dr Chow has completed his Certificate in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine.
We have a fully equipped procedure room offering the following services:
- wound dressings
- suturing (stitching) of lacerations
- removal of superficial lesions
- insertion and removal of implanon (contraceptive implant)
- plaster of paris casts for fractures
The clinic proudly contributes to the education and training of Registrar doctors and final year Medical Students from Deakin University.
As such from time to time you may be asked if you are happy to see a medical student as well as your doctor. Please note that all information you may give to medical students is kept strictly confidential. It is completely optional and you are welcome to decline having medical student involvement if you wish.
On Site Pathology is provided by Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope).
Hours of operation are Monday - Tuesday 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Lunch from 1 to 1:30 pm.
For specific information regarding available tests or costs involved please visit the healthscope website - www.healthscopepathology.com.au
Appointments are not necessary for routine tests.
We understand that having an unwell child can be stressful and as such we endeavour to offer on the day appointments for your child when they are unwell.
The Australian Government Department of Health encourages parents to arrange a Healthy Kids Check for their 4 year old children. This check is an assessment of a child's physical health, general well being and development and is often combined with the 4 year old immunisations.
We have several nursing staff who have completed additional qualifications in immunisation and can administer the routine vaccination schedule for your children in addition to assisting with any queries or additional vaccination requirements.
Pap smears are recommended for all women between the ages of 18 and 70 who have ever been sexually active. We encourage patients to participate in our optional recall system as a reminder for when the pap test is next due.
The Mirena (an IUD) can be inserted by Dr Ian Barratt after an initial consultation to assess suitability.
All of our doctors are able to insert or remove the Implanon (contraceptive implant) device.
Cosmetic Injections are used to relax facial muscles that cause dynamic lines when you frown or smile, they can occur in the forehead, around the eyes. They appear because various muscles contract to form different facial expressions. Over time these expression lines begin to linger a little longer even when your face is at rest. Cosmetic injections relax wrinkle-causing muscles, smoothing out current lines and reduces new lines forming.
Cosmetic Injections can be injected to treat the following areas:
- forehead lines
- frown lines
- smile lines around the eyes (crows feet)
- the top of the nose
- and other areas of the lower face
Dr Andrew Chow offers cosmetic injections at Cambourne Clinic. Contact the clinic during opening hours to book your initial cosmetic consultation with Dr Chow to discuss your options.
Comprehensive Medical Assessments
Diabetic Management Plans
Our experienced diabetes educator Erin Rogers co-ordinates and manages our diabetic management plans. All diabetics (type 1 and 2) are invited to participate in diabetes management plans. Evidence shows that involvement in diabetes management plans improves long term outcomes for diabetics. In addition a diabetes care plan enables people with diabetes to access dieticians and podiatrists under the medicare system.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Plans
Our cardiac nurse Cate Kelly co-ordinates our cardiac rehabilitation plans. All patients with heart disease (including ischaemic heart disease, congestive cardiac failure, arrhythmias and even those just at risk of cardiac disease) are invited to participate. Having a cardiac care plan enables access to dieticians, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals under the medicare system.
Mental Health Care Plans
All our doctors are qualified to set up mental health care plans for patients with anxiety, depression or other mental illnesses. This allows access to psychologists at a medicare rebated rate. Please notify reception staff when booking an appointment for a mental health care plan so a longer consult can be arranged.
GP Management Plans
In addition to the above, many other chronic conditions that require multidisciplinary management may benefit from a GP Management Plan. Please discuss with your GP if you think this may be relevant to you.
All our doctors are able to provide travel advice regarding general health measures, anti malarials and vaccinations.
Please make your appointment at least 6 weeks prior to travel so we can arrange to have any vaccines you need in stock.
The practice is accredited for Yellow Fever Vaccination.