Services

Your community general practice of choice

Reliable and responsive care – whatever your age

North Blackwater General Practices (NBGP) highly qualified GPs caring support team have a long history in dealing with patients of all ages. From newborn (and yet- to-be born!) babies to the elderly, our medical practice was established to offer professional and compassionate healthcare to the entire family. Let us look after you – and your loved ones.

Workplace Injuries

Located at the heart of the coal-mining district,?we are experienced, comply with regulations and provide prioritised appointments for workplace injuries. We collaborate with multiple allied health professionals and specialists throughout the entire process.

We are a neutral health care provider for WorkCover Queensland.

Mining, Railway and Sporting Medicals

We not only preform medicals but also identify the problems that arise during this process and facilitate the implementation of the most suitable plan. We are a Nominated Medical Advisor and our doctors are state- approved to perform all medicals.

Pap smear Clinic

Pap smear and female sexual health weekly clinic run by our female practitioner, Mardi Imhoff and Dr Krisshna, Female GP.

Skin Clinic/Mole Scanning/Skin Cancer Surgery

Staying one step ahead of skin cancer is a must in our sunny climate. Our skin clinic offers checks, tests and removal of moles and can help you combat acne, scarring and other skin complaints.
Antenatal Care

Ensure your pregnancy runs as smoothly as possible and give your unborn baby the best possible start in life with knowledgeable and caring antenatal services from NBGP. We also have our own visiting midwife.

Child Health

To make sure your child is happy and healthy you need a GP you can rely on. And that’s us. For all your

Child’s medical concerns including accidents and immunisations, talk to us.

Ultrasounds

We offer basic ultrasounds for both fetal imaging and diagnostic purposes including musculoskeletal and ultrasound guided injection.

Cosmetic Clinic

We will be opening a new Cosmetic Clinic in October 2017.

Key services all accessible at the one practice

At NBGP we offer a wide range of services that we believe truly represent our complete approach to healthcare. If we don’t offer a service in-house we will, wherever possible, engage with a local qualified practitioner in that area to visit our clinic and further serve the needs of our community.

NBGP also offer the following services in-house:

  • Chronic Disease Care
  • Health Assessments - (45-49 year & Annual over 75)
  • Immunisations
  • QML pathology on-site
  • Telehealth Services – including Pediatric, Orthopedic & Dermatology
  • Prenatal, Antenatal and Post Natal care
  • Skin checks/Molescans
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Cryotheraphy
  • Women's, Men's and child/ adolescent health
  • Coal Board Medicals/NMA SIgn off
  • Pap smears
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Mental Heath
  • Basic Ultrasounds
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Pre-Employment medicals
  • General Medicals (License etc.)
  • ECG's
  • Spirometry’s
  • Audiology

Test Results

To discuss any test results, a follow up appointment with one of our GP’s is recommended. Please allow 3-4 working days for test results to be processed. If you do require any urgent pathology please advise staff upon collection.

Our nurses are available daily between 12.00 pm and 12.30 pm to inform you of your results if required.

Management of Personal Health Information

Your medical records are private and confidential. Access to your medical records is only available to an authorised staff member.

If you would like your records released elsewhere, a “Release of Information” consent form must be completed and signed prior. For an extensive summary to be released three is a fee of $25.00 attached. A basic health summary can be forwarded at no charge.

For NBGP to obtain a copy of your medical records from previous clinics, it is necessary to complete a “Records Release” form.

Both forms can be found at the reception desk. To assist, please have the name, contact details and where the documents are coming from or being sent to.

Suggestions or Complaints

Your feedback is important to us. If you have any concerns, complaints or suggestions in regards to the services we provide please:

  • Phone 07 4986 1179 to talk to reception
  • Phone or write to Tracey Doonan the Practice Manager
  • Ask for a “Complaints / Compliments” form from reception
  • Use our suggestions box, located in the waiting room

Office of the Health Ombudsman

Email: info@oho.qld.gov.au
Phone: 133 OHO (133 646)
Mail: Office of the Health Ombudsman
PO Box 132851
Brisbane QLD 4003
Website: www.oho.qld.gov.au

Update clinic hours

Monday 8.30 am – 8.00 pm
Tuesday 8.30 am – 8.00 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am – 8.00 pm
Thursday 8.30 am – 8.00 pm
Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday As advertised on Facebook
Sunday Closed

The clinic is closed daily between 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm for lunch.

Fees

All fees are clearly displayed at the front reception desk, throughout the practice and in our Practice Information Brochure.

NBGP is not a bulk billing clinic.

All Concession card holders (Pensioners and health care card), DVA and children 16 years and under are bulk billed.

Fees

Standard consultation $70.00 ($37.05 rebate)
Long consultation $101.00 ($71.70 rebate)

All accounts must be settled on the day of consultation. We accept cash, cheques or EFTPOS.

NBGP is registered with Medicare, which allows us to process your claim on the day of your consult. To receive your rebate automatically you must have your updated bank details with Medicare.

A non-cancellation fee will occur if appointments aren’t cancelled prior to the appointment time. This amount must be paid before your next consultation. The amount will vary depending on the type of appointment. To avoid a non-cancellation fee please call us on 07 4986 1179 to cancel any appointment you cannot attend.