Patient Information

About the centre

The team of experienced healthcare practitioners and staff at Forrest Family Practice are committed to providing quality family medical care. The modern facility provides dedicated General Practice and Allied Health services as well as treatment and procedural areas with Nursing support and Pathology. The centre is open 365 days a year, is a mixed billing practice offering GP appointments.

Forrest Family Practice

122 Spencer St

Bunbury WA 6230

Address

122 Spencer St
Bunbury WA 6230

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Telephone

08 9720 5800

Parking

Free parking is available on-site.

Public transport

Our centre can easily be reached by bus. The nearest bus stop is directly outside our centre on Spencer Street.

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Fees and billing arrangements

Private fees apply to all non-Medicare card holders. Forrest Family Practice is a mixed billing practice and fees may apply for some Doctors. All billing is at the discretion of the Doctor.

Fee Schedule

Level Private Fee Medicare Rebate
Level B (Standard) $85.00 $38.75
Level C (long) $148.00 $75.05
Level D (extended) $196.00 $110.50

All fees are payable at the time of consultation. Cash, cheques, all major credit cards and EFTPOS are accepted. Private fees will apply to any non-Medicare service item.

After Hours & Emergency Care

After Hours phone number 0478 312 061

For All Emergencies Phone ‘000’ (triple zero) or present to the nearest Emergency Department at the Bunbury Regional Hospital.

Home Visits

Doctors in our centre are available for house calls and external visits to regular patients under certain circumstances. Please see the receptionist or call the Centre to request a home visit.

Telephone Access

Unless it is an emergency, we do not disturb Doctors during consultations with telephone calls. A message can be taken by reception staff and sent to the Doctor electronically for their response.

Recalls/Reminders

The Doctors in this Centre routinely send recalls and reminders to patients by SMS/letter (as appropriate) for follow up consultation and the review of test results. If you do not wish to receive these reminders, please advise your Doctor or reception team.

From time to time you may also be provided with information about improving your health and offering you access to preventative health services that are appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to receive these reminders, please advise your Doctor or reception team.

Test Results, Scripts, Referrals & Other Paperwork

For information security reasons test results are not given out over the telephone. This means that all patients are required to return to the centre to discuss their results during a consultation with a Doctor. You also need to attend the Centre to obtain any referrals, repeat scripts etc. as part of a consultation with a Doctor. Our Receptionists do not have access to your clinical information and are unable to take requests for any of these items.

National Healthcare Schemes

This Centre and Doctors who practice from here are involved with the following National Healthcare Schemes:

  • E-Health
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
  • Australian Immunisation Register

Please speak to your GP for further information.

Patient Feedback

We welcome feedback from patients to help us improve the services at our Centre. We take your concerns, suggestions and complaints seriously. Please speak to the Practice Manager or your doctor to discuss your concerns. If you prefer to fill in our feedback form above please do so.

We believe that problems are best dealt with within the Medical Centre. However, if you feel the need to discuss a matter outside of the Medical Centre, you may contact the Health Care Complaints Commission on 1800 813 583 (08) 6551 7600 or visit www.hadsco.wa.gov.au/home.

Management of patient health information

Your medical record is private and confidential. It is our policy to maintain the security of personal health information at all times. A copy of our detailed Privacy Policy is available at reception. Our practice is registered to participate in, and supports, the digital My Health Record system, please enquire with our receptionists for further details or visit: www.healiusmedical.com.au/medical-centres-privacy-policy.

Transfer of medical record

In the event of your relocation to another practice to obtain medical services a fee may be charged to transfer your medical record.

This record may be requested by your new medical practice and will only be transferred with your authorisation.

Patients who require communication services

Telephone interpreter service and other communication support systems such as AUSLAN are available for patients or doctors. Please inform our Reception team. If you do not understand this information, or require a translation please speak to reception or contact: PatientFeedbackMC@healius.com.au.

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