Serving our community for 15 years.
Strathalbyn SA 5255
Frequently asked questions
Strathalbyn Family Medical Centre is located at 33 High Street in Strathalbyn. There is ample on-street parking available.
Strathalbyn Family Medical Centre is a mixed billing practice. Consultation fees are payable in full at the time of consultation. Pensioners, Centrelink Health Care Card holders, and children under 16 years of age are bulk billed at the Doctor’s discretion.
A standard consultation time is 15 minutes.
The cost of a standard consultation at Strathalbyn Family Medical Centre is $78.15 and is exclusive of any materials fee charged for dressings, materials used in procedures, contraceptives, and certain vaccines. However, the Doctor will charge according to the consult provided. A list of consultation fees, including for pensioners, healthcare card holders, veterans, and children under 16 is displayed in the reception area.
A longer consultation time is 30 minutes. If you have numerous or complex medical issues or require a procedure, a longer consultation may be required. All new patients require a longer consultation.
Strathalbyn Family Medical Centre does not facilitate walk-in appointments unless a Doctor deems that an urgent consultation is required. This is because most of our Doctors are booked up in advance. To book an appointment online, please visit https://automedsystems.com.au/online/clinics/156/mt-barker-medical-clinic-strathalbyn-branch-strathalbyn-5255/doctors/loc/11. Alternatively, please call us on 8536 4466.
If your usual doctor is fully booked and you need to see a doctor today, please call us on 8536 4466, and we will try to book you in with another doctor who has an appointment available. To ensure patients are given the appropriate amount of time with doctors, we generally avoid fit-ins but will endeavour to arrange a same day appointment within our group of local clinics wherever possible.
Yes, in most circumstances you will need to see a Doctor to have a script written. Doctors have a duty of care and need to determine if you should be prescribed a medication based on various factors, or if you should continue or cease taking a medication they may have prescribed for you previously.
At Strathalbyn Family Medical Centre, we use a secure automated SMS system to communicate with patients about results. Depending on the test that has been undertaken, a consultation may be required to receive results. It is the patient’s responsibility to follow up on their test results, and we actively encourage our patients to be proactive in their healthcare and book an appointment for results before leaving the clinic.
Unless encryption is used, email is not a secure platform for communicating sensitive information such as test results. Also, to protect your privacy, you should never email personal information such as your birth date, address, Medicare card number, etc. to our clinic.
Regardless of the nature of your visit, you need to book an appointment with a doctor to ensure that you receive the correct level of care. Depending on your individual circumstance, you may also need to see a nurse either before or after your appointment with a doctor. Our reception staff can answer any particular questions you may have about your appointment.
The earliest appointment time is 8:30am, and the last appointment for the day is 5:15pm.
Yes, we have a large waiting room area where you can likely sit away from other people. Alternatively, please speak with our reception staff when you arrive, and they will arrange an area for you.
Yes, Dr Jarrod Brumby and Dr Nicole Lewis have significant experience advising on skin cancer medicine. Dr Brumby also holds post-graduate qualifications in skin cancer medicine and is a Member of the Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA).
Yes, Dr Timothy Everett has a special interest in children’s health, and has a Diploma in Child Health. All of the doctors at Strathalbyn Family Medical Centre are trained in children’s health.
Yes, we have a nurse working at Strathalbyn Family Medical Centre every day.
Yes, Craig Edwards is our Allied Health Dietician & Nutritionist. Craig has extensive knowledge in weight loss, food addition, allergies, gastro-intestinal, and inflammatory symptoms related to a variety of chronic diseases.
To book an appointment with Craig, please call our reception staff on 8536 4466.
Yes, Dean Laird is our Allied Health Audiologist. Dean has over 27 years’ extensive experience as a clinician in the hearing profession and has been a member of the Australian College of Audiology since 1993. Dean is passionate about building long-term relationships with his clients and partnering with them to enjoy life to the fullest.
To book an appointment with Dean, please call our reception staff on 8536 4466.
Yes, Veronica Watkins is our Allied Health Psychotherapist & Counsellor. Veronica provides Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for adolescents, adults, and older people experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, grief, OCD, trauma or PTSD.
To book an appointment with Veronica, please call our reception staff on 8536 4466.