GMC will be closed from Good Friday through to Easter Monday inclusively.

If you ring the surgery, you will hear a recorded message giving the number for the After Hours Medical Service. You will be given a paging number. Leave your name, message and phone number with the Operator and the doctor will return your call.

If there are any problems with the answering system, the Lismore Base Hospital receptionist should be contacted on 02 6621 8000. For emergencies contact 000.

 

GMC are again using SMS messages as a reminder of appointments. Our new system does not require you to reply to the SMS message. If you wish to change the scheduled appointment, then please contact our reception by phone on 0266 250000. If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope this service is valuable to you. Text messages will be sent approximately 3 days prior to your appointment.

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Coronavirus has been featuring in the news and has been now called a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Flu vaccinations do not protect against coronavirus but are important potential protection against influenza virus. There are different forms of influenza virus and, each year, a new 'flu vaccination' is produced. Presently, we are awaiting supplies of the new 'flu vaccination' for 2020. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updated news from GMC.

 

Have you heard about Novel Coronavirus? Below is a poster provided by NSW Health - please take note as this information may apply to you. If you are unwell or concerned, call us for advice. Upon arrival, you may be asked to wear a mask and may be escorted to another room in order to help prevent the spread of infection to others.To keep informed about travel warnings, check the website https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

Travelling? Check the latest travel warnings.

A new virus has been detected in China and it is believed to have started in Wuhan City in Hubei Province. It is thought to have started from exposure to animals at the live animal market in Wuhan but is now spreading by human to human contact. To keep informed about travel warnings, check the website https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ .

What about travel vaccinations?

Goonellabah Medical Centre (GMC) can meet your travel vaccination requirements and is a fully accredited centre for Yellow Fever vaccination. An assessment of your travel vaccination needs can be done based on your personal travel itinerary. A timeline can be made and vaccinations can be commenced at the time of your consultation, if required. Any questions or advice about your possible health needs can be discussed and an action plan developed. Some private health funds cover for vaccination costs but this will depend on your health fund and type of cover you have chosen. It is best for you to inquire with your health fund directly to establish your eligibility for claims.

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