Skin Cancer Season

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We are approaching skin cancer season. Almost 47% of men will spend time outside during this season and the majority do not protect themselves from the sun. Having regular skin checks will ensure early detection of cancer. Dr Rankin performs skin checks for male patients only.

November 9, 2023

Stop the Sick Tax

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The Victorian Government is imposing a new tax (Sick Tax) on General Practice Clinics. The tax is not being paid by the individual GP but rather the Clinic is paying for the tax. In addition, the Victorian Government is applying this new tax retrospectively for 5 years to the Clinic, which other State Governments are not doing. This will see many Clinics closing down as they do not have the money to pay 5 years of retrospective tax in 21 days, let alone the ongoing yearly Sick Tax. Please contact the Victorian Government to stop the new tax so your local General Practice Clinic can continue to support the community.

Stop the sick tax

September 7, 2023

New online Booking system

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Commencing 12 October 2022, our clinic will be using HealthEngine for online appointment bookings. Bookings can be made through our website or downloading the HealthEngine App. You will start receiving txt messages from HealthEngine confirming your appointment for the next day. Please confirm or cancel your appointment through HealthEngine. As well, you will start receiving txt messages from HealthEngine requesting you to call the practice to make an appointment for your pathology results, correspondence received and clinical reminders.

October 12, 2022

Covid 19 Vaccine

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Yarraville Village Family Medical Centre is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and the wider community. We are running Pfizer (+12 yrs), Pfizer (5-11yrs) and AstraZeneca clinics Monday to Friday.

For appointment bookings regarding Pfizer boosters and Pfizer (5-11yrs) please go to our website and click on Book an Appointment. Please select Covid Vaccine Clinic and you will see bookings for future months. If you are using the Appointuit App on your phone you will only see bookings for the following month.

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:
• if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that
could be from COVID-19
• if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
• if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or
• if you are in quarantine.

If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please cancel your appointment and make a
new appointment.


March 22, 2021

Electronic Prescription

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Staff are able to electronically communicate with patients if the patient has provided their email address and consented to receiving communication via email or text messages. Patients acknowledge that the email is not encrypted by signing the consent to electronic communication form.

Patients are able to obtain advice or information related to their care or appointment reminders by electronic means, where the doctor determines that a face-to-face consultation is unnecessary. Electronic communication includes: fax, email and SMS only.
Practice staff and doctors determine how they communicate electronically with patients, both receiving and sending messages. All significant electronic contact with patients is recorded in the patient health records.

Practice staff emails copies of medical certificates, referrals, pathology or radiology requests to patients as per the patients request.

August 27, 2020

Novel Coronavirus

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If you have the following symptoms
* Fever
* Acute Respiratory infection (shortness of breath or cough), with or without fever
please do not enter the clinic. Like most clinics in Melbourne, we are in shortage of Personal Protective Equipment to protect Doctors carrying out the COVID-19 test.

If you have concerns you have COVID-19 please contact our clinic and we will provide you with further information.

Please note our reception staff will be asking all patients when making a face to face appointment and on arrival, if they have a fever or acute respiratory infection. All patients entering the clinic will need to have their temperature checked by reception. This is to ensure we are protecting all patients, Doctors and staff at the practice.

March 12, 2020

Open on Saturdays

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Our Practice is open on Saturday mornings 9am-11am. No appointments available for Care Plans and Health Assessments. These appointments can be made Monday to Friday. You can make an appointment online or calling our Practice.

October 28, 2019

RACGP Accreditation achieved

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The Practice recently underwent re-accreditation under the RACGP Standards 5th Edition. The Practice was successful in retaining its accreditation under the latest RACGP standards. Accreditation is a voluntary process. By achieving accreditation, it reassures our patients that our Doctors and staff are committed to providing you with high quality health care in a safe environment.

September 26, 2019

New Doctors

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We would like to welcome Dr Susan Zachariah to the practice.

Dr Susan specialises in Mental Health and Minor Surgery. Dr Susan will be working at the practice Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

We would like to welcome Dr Maree Elder to the practice.

Dr Elder specialises in Women’s Health, Children’s Health and Sexual Health. Dr Elder will be working at the practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

May 3, 2019