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.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOURS 2018
Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day): Closed
Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day): Closed
Thursday 27th December: Open 0830 - 5.30
Friday 28th December: Open 0830 - 5.30
Saturday 29th December: Open 10-12 midday
Sunday 30th December: Closed
Monday 31st December: Open 0830 - 5.30
Tuesday 1st January (New Year's Day): Closed
Wednesday 2nd January: Open 0830 - 5.40,
normal hours resume.
26 YEARS OF SERVICE
Dr Mark Zagorksi has recently stepped down after volunteering as Treasurer to the Board of The Rural Doctors Association of Victoria (RDAV) for 26 years. Mark was one of the original founding members of RDAV. His commitment to build and maintain a workforce of highly skilled and motivated rural medical practitioners can be seen within our local medical practice. Mark together with Jane, who also volunteered her services to the Rural Medical Family Network, have worked long and hard to attract and retain medical services to rural Victoria. Thanks Mark and Jane for your service.
Our doctors and staff are all multi-talented and we have yet another sporting achievement to tell you about. Dr Lauren came away with two seconds at the Pan Pacific Masters cup. She competed in both the XCO and Enduro. Well done Lauren!!
PRACTICE EMAIL – Please be aware.
Mount Beauty Medical Centre prefer patients to contact them by phone. If patients wish to send an email to the practice it should only be under NON-URGENT circumstances. We do NOT access our emails every day and the doctor that you may address your email to, may not be in the practice for several days. While we prefer to respond to emails by phone rather than return email any information that Mount Beauty Medical Centre send via email will only be of a general nature.
MY HEALTH RECORDS
ALL Australians now have a “My Health Record” unless they choose to opt-out. It is an online summary of your key health information, it may include:
· An overview of your health uploaded by your doctor
· Hospital discharge summaries
· Reports from tests and scans
· Medications your doctor has prescribed
· Medicare and Pharmaceutical benefits scheme information
· Organ donation decisions
· Immunisation history
Your health information can be viewed securely online, from anywhere at any time – even if you travel interstate. Which means that in an emergency, healthcare providers can access important information about you, which may save your life. It also means you don't have to remember the names of your medications or recent tests you may have had.
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.