7:30am – 8:00pm
7:30am – 8:00pm
7:30am – 8:00pm
7:30am – 8:00pm
7:30am – 8:00pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed all public holidays
COMPREHENSIVE & QUALITY MEDICAL CARE
for adults and children
Walk ins are welcome, for conditions requiring treatment on the day. Walk ins only seen prior to 5.30pm
Coronavirus - COVID-19
With COVID-19 numbers improving in Victoria, we have made some changes to how we consult with our patients moving forward. We ask all staff, patients and visitors to please abide to these:
* Patients may now request or book an appointment online for a face to face consultation providing you do not have any cold/flu symptoms. Cold/flu symptoms must only be booked via a Telehealth phone appointment. Fees do apply for Telehealth.
* We have a maximum waiting room capacity of 50 people in the downstairs waiting room, 40 upstairs including staff. If we are at capacity, staff will request you wait in your car. You may choose to wait in your car also, if you do choose to do this please call reception on 9216 5600 to advise of your arrival or check in via the Hot Doc app. Upon arrival all patients, staff and visitors must have their temperature checked at the entrance and will be asked COVID questions. This is a condition of entry.
* Masks are mandatory for all patients and staff inside the clinic. Social distancing must be maintained in the waiting rooms. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, a copy of your exemption will be requested for entry.
* No staff or patients are permitted entry into the clinic with any cold/flu like symptoms, under any circumstance.
* We request you come on your own to an appointment where you can. If bringing a child in, we request 1 parent only
We understand this time is difficult for everyone. We need to try and keep everyone safe as much as possible. Please stay home when unwell to help stop the spread and take care.
If you schedule a Telehealth appointment please ensure your contact details are up to date and your GP will call you at your appointment time. Telehealth consultations will be Bulk Billed if you meet Medicare criteria & our clinic's billing policy.
COVID testing is not performed within our clinic.
Telehealth Fee commencing Monday 30th November
Effective Monday 30th November there will now be a charge for a Telehealth phone consultation. This does not apply to patients who meet our bulk billing policy. 📱
If you are requesting or requiring a Telehealth consultation normal private fees will apply and you will be transferred to reception at the conclusion of your appointment to pay over the phone. We will also process a Medicare claim for you and this will take approximately 48 hours for Medicare to provide your rebate into your chosen account.
Bulk billing remains in place for patients 15 years old or under and for patients 65 years old or over with a current pension or health care card.
Patients with any cold/flu like symptoms cannot attend the clinic and a Telehealth appointment remains the only option for a consultations. Symptoms include but are not limited to a runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat, muscle or body aches and headache and fatigue.
Vineyard Medical Centre is a private billing clinic, providing quality patient centered care. Our Doctors pride themselves in spending time with their patients listening to their needs and providing assistance and advice.
We continue to Bulk Bill patients 65 years and older with a current Pension Card and children 15 years and younger.
After hours care is provided by National Home Doctor Service. Please ring
9216 5600 to be connected directly to the Locum Service. Alternatively call directly on 13 74 25
Medical Assistance when the clinic is closed
We are lucky enough to have the friendly team from Pharmasave at our clinic.
This will make our patients experience even better with prescriptions now available to pick up during your visit.
For your convenience we are now sending appointment reminders, health reminders & health results via SMS with HotDoc.
Health reminders and results are sent securely to your phone. When you receive the SMS click the link, verify your identity and place your booking. Its as easy as that and ensures a quick & secure delivery of your health information.
BetterConsult is here
We're excited to announce that the doctors at our practice now use BetterConsult to help you get the most out of your appointment.
BetterConsult is a "smart" pre-consultation questionnaire that asks the questions your doctor usually asks about the reason for your visit. It then prepares a summary for your doctor.
What does this mean for you?
By knowing this information at the start of your appointment, your doctor can spend more of your time focussed on addressing your healthcare needs.
Filling out BetterConsult prior to your appointment also helps you think through what you would like to address with your doctor.
How does it work?
You will receive an SMS from our practice the day before your appointment (or immediately if your appointment is within 24 hours of booking) with a link to your pre-consultation questionnaire.
When you receive the SMS, simply
Click the secure link in the SMS
Register or login to your free BetterConsult account
Complete the BetterConsult questionnaire
BetterConsult protects your medical information
With BetterConsult your medical information is private, confidential and totally secure, to meet and exceed Australian data privacy legislation.
For more information
Vineyard Medical Centre
What makes Vineyard Medical Centre a stand out from the rest & why is quality care so important to us? Dr Horvat explains here
If you are a new patient to our clinic, we require you to complete a patient registration form. This can be completed prior to your appointment by downloading the form below.
Our newsletter can now be found via patient portal. Simply click on the "Patient Newsletter" link
Here at VMC we have 2 practice nurses who are qualified and fully trained in providing Cervical Screening to our patients and we bulk bill you for this.
Cervical screening saves lives! Book now to see Lauren or Kerry.
Vineyard Dental Clinic
In need of dental work, or perhaps a check up? To schedule an appointment please call 9740 2048
New Patient Policy
Please note drugs of dependence will not be prescribed to new patients, except in the case of a medical emergency and deemed necessary.
A consultation fee will still apply if making this request and you are denied.
We’re already getting a lot of calls regarding the influenza and covid vaccine. Once both vaccinations are ready for us to roll out we will do our best to reach out to all of our patients.
Having said that the covid vaccination will be released in multiple stages as per government guidelines. Patients who received the influenza vaccine at VMC last year, will already be on our recall list and will be contacted via sms, email or post when we are ready.
GP clinics that wish to vaccinate their patients with the covid vaccine have applied for approval to do so. We are yet to hear if this is approved, however we are actively working behind the scenes in case we are.
We ask that you please follow and watch our social media channels, Facebook & Instagram, patient newsletters and our website to keep up to date with current information as we release it. This is the best way to keep up to date and reduce wait times on phones whilst we assist patients who require other medical treatments.
We hope to have more news for everyone soon.
Take care and be kind
Flu & Covid Vaccine
Throughout March we will be raising money to buy Bravery Buddies . Bravery Buddies are little companions for children impacted by cancer.
On April 1st, Dr Horvat and Dr Lupton will shave their hair to assist in raising funds. Anthony our resident hand therapist will also shave his curls off, if we can raise over $2100. That will help us buy 60 buddies and see 60 little smiles. So if you want to see those gorgeous curls chopped, we need to reach our goal.
You can donate in clinic or head to Bravery Buddies for more information or to purchase your own companion to donate.
A very big thank you to our 3 amazing colleagues for getting behind this cause.
For more information head to https://braverybuddies.org.au/
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