- General Medical Health Care
- Baby and child health
- Obstetric prenatal care and breast feeding advice
- Women’s health (including pap smears, breast examinations, contraceptive advice, etc)
- Men’s health
- Minor surgical procedures, such as removal of moles and cysts, dressing of wounds and suturing of lacerations
- A pathology provider is available at our surgery between the hours of 7:30am – 1:00pm and 2:00 – 4:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am – 12:00pm Saturday
- Preventative health advice:
– Smoking and alcohol cessation
– Skin cancer checks
– Weight loss
- Travel medicine advice
- Accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
- Pre-employment and insurance medical examinations
- Care of the elderly, including hospital, home and nursing home visits and Health Assessments
- Palliative care
- In-patient medical care in Hospital
- Counselling service and relaxation therapy
- Sport medicine
Having a baby can be an exciting, wonderful, exhausting and challenging time all rolled into one. To help support you and your family, Bowral Street Medical Practice provides the following services:
– Parenting support including feeding, settling and developmental advice
– 6 week check for mother & baby
– Lactation Consultant assessment and advice
– Infant and childhood immunisations
– Counselling for parents needing extra support
A longer appointment time is required for these appointments, so please advise reception of which service you would like to book for.
Bowral & District Hospital 4861 0200
Southern Highlands Private Hospital 4862 9400
Dr Grant Lewis & Dr Penny Knowlden are Visiting Medical Officers at Bowral & District Hospital. Dr Grant Lewis, Dr Stephen Barnett, Dr Jennifer Loxton, Dr Chris Alexander, Dr Rebecca Pelly, Dr Penny Knowlden, Dr Nicholas Lo & Dr Tess van Duuren are Visiting Medical Officers of the Southern Highlands Private Hospital.
Patients who are admitted to the Southern Highlands Private Hospital may elect to be treated by one of the above doctors.
Fees and billing arrangements:
Fees are payable on the day of consultation. Cash, cheque, EFTPOS, MasterCard or Visa card are accepted.
Bulk billing for children under 12 years.
Patients in genuine financial hardship should talk to their doctor, as no patient will be turned away due to financial hardship.
Referrals and Repeat Prescriptions:
Referrals and repeat prescriptions requires time and careful thought to prepare. Medical histories, allergies, and past treatments must be reviewed. For these reasons a consultation is required.
Only in unusual circumstances will a consultation be waived and a prescription or referral be provided without consultation. In theses instances, a fee will apply.
Where possible 48 hours notice for referrals and prescriptions is required.
The provision of Authority prescription always requires a consultation.
Our practice is committed to preventive care. We may issue you with a reminder notice or phone call form our practice nurse from time to time if we notice you are overdue for a visit. In some instances we may contact you to offer preventive health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system please let us know at reception.
Management of your Personal Health Information:
The provision of quality health care required a doctor patient relationship of trust and confidentiality.
Consistent with our commitment to quality care this practice has developed a policy to protect patient privacy in compliance with privacy legislation.
Your safety during visits to our practice is important to us. Consequently, we follow strict infection control guidelines, as recommended by the National Health and Medical research Council.
All items used during your visit are either fully disposable or are sterilized by autoclave under steam pressure.
These precautions, and the disposal of clinical waste, are costly in terms of materials, labour and maintenance. They are part of your medical care, and are reflected in our consultation fees.
Our practice is accredited every 3 years by GPA to ensure our facilities, policies and procedures are of the highest standard.
Children: – We understand that children can become ill quite suddenly. We have a policy that we will always provide and appointment to see children who are unwell.
Children are able to attend their parent’s appointment if necessary. If you require special assistance while you are waiting please ask reception staff if they can provide colouring equipment or additional toys for children.
Breast feeding is encouraged in all areas of the practice however if you wish to feed in private please ask for help. Bottles can be heated if necessary. Baby changing facilities are provided and are located in the rest room near reception.
Wheelchair: – We have a wheelchair available at reception for patients who are unable to walk from the car.
Disabled Parking:- There are designated parking spaces close to the entrance of the practice reserved for holders of disabled parking permits.