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Written Financial Consent for Bulk-Billed Telehealth Appointments October 26, 2023 - Due to recent changes within Medicare, before a patient can be bulk-billed for a telehealth/telephone appointment, GP's must obtain written consent to do so. Therefore, from now on, when you have a telehealth or telephone appointment, you will also receive a request for written consent. This request will either come through HotDoc, or via email. You must complete a form for each individual appointment. We will not be able to Bulk-Bill you without financial consent. Read More Shingles Vaccines – Limited availability from November 2023 October 26, 2023 - Recently, we posted that ATAGI had updated their recommendations for who should receive a government-funded Shingles Vaccine and when. We also advised that we would be administering vaccines from the 1st of November 2023 and that availability would be dependent on government supply. We now understand that our practice will receive approximately 5 vaccines per month. With so few vaccines coming through, we ask that you visit the link below to determine your eligibility and raise your interest with your… Read More Menopause October 12, 2023 - WHAT IS MENOPAUSE? Menopause is the stage of life when your periods stop. It occurs when your ovaries are no longer producing eggs and is a natural life event. Menopause has three phases: Perimenopause: this is the time from the first onset of any symptoms to 12 months after your last menstrual period and can vary in length but is usually around 4 to 6 years. Menopause: the last menstrual period. Post-menopause: from 12 months after your last period. WHEN DOES MENOPAUSE USUALLY OCCUR?Natural… Read More Recommended Reading – Dr Cross October 12, 2023 - Recently, we asked the doctors here at Bungendore Medical Centre "If you could share one piece of content with your patients, what would it be?". Dr. Cross was quick to reply with her contribution, "Hippocracy", a book by Ian Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder. This powerful exposé reveals the tests, drugs, and treatments that provide little or no benefit for patients and the inherent problem of a medical system based on treating rather than preventing illness. The book also provides tips… Read More Veterans Health Week October 12, 2023 - This week is Veterans Health Week! In 2023 the focus is on Mental Wellness. If you would like to be involved, click on the link below and you will be taken to a list of national events being held over the next month. https://www.dva.gov.au/get-support/health-support/work-and-social-life-programs/veterans-health-week/veterans-health-week-8-15-october-2023#national-events-calendar Read More
Our Accredited General Practice provides a comprehensive range of medical services. We employ several doctors and provide health checks, immunisations, nursing and pathology collection. We also work closely with allied health services.
The Bungendore Medical Centre is committed to preventative and evidence based medicine providing a health service for the residents of Bungendore and its surrounding districts including, Tarago, Bywong, Wamboin, and Captain’s Flat.
Our mission is to provide our patients with “best practice” medicine in a caring, respectful, supportive and friendly environment.
We ask that you wear a mask when you come into our practice.