Phone 03 5754 3400
Caring for the Upper Kiewa Community since 1956
03 5754 3400
0830 - 5.30 Mon-Fri
10 - 12 Saturday
If you have a medical emergency phone 000 immediately. If you need to see a Doctor outside of Clinic Hours please phone the hospital on 03 5754 3500.
A nurse will triage and contact the Doctor on call if required.
WELCOME TO OUR TWO NEW TRAINEE RECEPTIONISTS
Mount Beauty Medical Centre would like to welcome two new receptionists to our team. Brendan Edmondson and Gabby Christie will be learning all the complicated roles and responsibilities of the front desk reception position. Our receptionists are a vital part of our workforce and we hope that you will be patient while Brendon and Gabby learn the ropes. We will have some photos on our waiting room television as well as on our facebook page soon. Welcome Brendon and Gabby.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
We need to ensure that we mark you in for your appointment, that we have all your correct details and have, in fact, the right patient. This will be particularly important when we have new reception staff who may not know you. It is amazing how many people change their phone number or email, pension status or even their next of kin and address. We need to keep our patient information as current as possible to ensure that you get all your entitlements, if we need to send a doctor to your home and that the information is put into the right patient file.
Please come to the front desk BEFORE you sit down so these items can be checked.
Have you had your flu shot yet? We have been conducting Flu clinics throughout May but if you missed out on a clinic you can make an appointment with the nurse for another time and date that suits. You may be entitled to a free vaccine if you have a chronic medical condition including diabetes and asthma, are currently pregnant or over the age of 65 or under the age of 5 years. You may also be entitled to a free Pneumovax available for all patients aged 65 and over so please discuss this with the doctor.
NEW DOCTORS FOR WINTER
We are pleased to inform our patients that Dr Ewa Lisik will be working with us again this winter at both Mount Beauty and Falls Creek Medical Centre. We have also negotiated with another former MBMC doctor to work with us over winter – you may remember Dr Clare Wright who was with us in 2016 and early 2017. Dr Clare will be available most Fridays at Mount Beauty Medical Centre. We will still have a few odd days that we will have limited appointments available so encourage you to book your appointment early.
There are still FREE government shingles vaccination for people aged between 70 and 79. This vaccination is for those who have not previously had the vaccine or who have had shingles in the last 12 months. If you are unsure please discuss with your doctor. All our vaccinations are bulk billed so no gap to pay.
PACE (Pulmonary and Caridac Exercise and Education program)
The PACE program has commenced being funded by Murray Primary Health Network through Alpine Health. This program involves development of a Cardiac / COPD rehabilitation clinic using group exercise programs. You can learn more about Alpine Health's PACE Program here. If you are interested in being involved please talk to your doctor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that we bulk bill all young people who live in the area and are still at school? We need their medicare number and if they are a minor, the medicare number, name and date of birth of a parent. We can then transmit the account directly to Medicare so there is no out of pocket expence.
Did you know that Mount Beauty Medical Centre doctors are on-call afterhours 75% of the year – every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night, every public holiday, every day over the Christmas and Easter periods and every third Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. If you ring the hospital, the nurse will triage you and contact the doctor if needed or requested.