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Important changes to Westgate Health Co-Operative
As of Monday December 4th the following GP's will be re-locating to our Newport Clinic, located at 2 Home Road, Newport VIC 3015
Dr Kay Whitfield
Dr Simone Stanton
Dr Bennett Salvin
Westgate Health Dental Services
Dental will remain open and available over the following days:
Tuesday 5th December 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 6th December 10am – 5pm
Thursday 7th December 10am – 5pm
Tuesday 12th December 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 13th December 10am – 5pm
Thursday 14th December 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 20th December 10am – 5pm
Thursday 21st December 10am – 5pm
MyMedicare is a voluntary registration system where patients will be able to formally link themselves to their general practice and their GP, providing greater continuity of care and better coordinated care between your GP and other care teams.
By registering with MyMedicare, patients and practices can access a range of benefits, including longer MBS-funded telephone calls, triple bulk billing incentives for telehealth consultations, and tailored care for complex chronic diseases.
Benefits for Patients
Greater continuity of care with their registered practice, improving health outcomes
Registered patients will have access to longer MBS-funded telephone calls with their usual GP, promoting better accessibility and quality of care.
Triple bulk billing incentives for longer MBS telehealth consultations will be available for children under 16, pensioners and other Commonwealth concession card holders registered with their general practice.
Connections to more appropriate care in general practice for people who visit hospitals frequently, from mid-2024.
You’re eligible to register in MyMedicare if you have:
Parents/guardians and children can be registered at the same practice if one of them is eligible and registered. A parent/guardian must register a child under 14 years and provide consent on their behalf. Young people aged 14 to 17 years can register and provide consent without a parent/guardian.
Patients are able to register for any practice they choose, so long as they have been seen at the practice for a face-to-face consultation at least twice in the previous 24 months.
To read more about MyMedicare eligibility, please visit the Department of Health and Aged Care.
How to Register
Fill out a registration form at your practice. By signing the form, you are giving consent to participate in MyMedicare. Practice staff will then complete the registration in the MyMedicare system.
More information can be found here: www.health.gov.au/our-work/mymedicare
Drs Return and Leave Dates:
Dr Dervila Holmes is on leave from 04/12/2023 - 19/01/2024
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