Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are currently facing, Belgian Gardens Medical Centre is committed to providing you with care for as long as we can, while also keeping our patients, Doctors and Staff safe.
For this reason, we have adopted a plan of non-symptomatic (well with no symptoms of cold/flu, fevers, sore throat, cough, generally unwell) patients attending in the morning - which means people who HAVE to attend the practice for an immunisation, baby check, wounds, etc, can attend safely at this time.
From 10.30am until 3pm (at this stage) we will be offering Telephone consultations for $45. Most of our appointments are able to be conducted this way, and you will still be able to get your referrals, scripts, advice direct from your normal GP. This may be Bulk Billed if you meet the medicare criteria.
From 3pm to 4pm, after you have had a telephone consultation, but are deemed that you need to be physically seen by a GP, you will be booked in for a physical consultation. Our Doctors will need to be masked, and Nurses as necessary, but we are unable to provide the patient with masks. So we ask that you come to the Practice at your designated time, and wait in your car, until we call you into the Practice, when you can go directly into their room. We ask that you do not come to Reception before or after your consultation. Please be aware that there may be a risk of COVID-19 infection.
For this time, we ask that patients that do attend the Practice, come alone or only with one other person so that we can minimise social contact.
We also advise that we are NOT able to take any new patients at this time.
We understand that this is a hard time for everyone, and we ask that you respect our Staff also, as we are all just trying to get through this pandemic the best way that we can.
Our Nurses are still available for advice on cold/flu symptoms and anything else you may wish to ask that doesn’t require doctor intervention.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.
We strive to provide the best care to every patient, in a friendly and caring environment.
Belgian Gardens Medical Centre has five local GPs, Dr Nichola O’Reilly; Dr Fiona Fleming, Dr Michelle Vollmerhause, Dr Sonia Gautam and Dr Martin Carr, together with our friendly staff consisting of a Practice Manager, Practice Nurse and Reception staff.
We are located in the Belrowes Complex - 47 Bundock Street, Belgian Gardens.
We work closely with the Chemmart Pharmacy and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology next door, and have sufficient customer parking at the back of the complex.
BGMC is a family friendly private billing practice, with discounted rates for children under 16 and pensioners.
We welcome new patients, and enjoy seeing all our new and regular patients.
We offer same day appointments!!
Belgian Gardens Medical Centre is a Teaching Partner of the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University.
We currently have Medical Students sitting with our Nurse and/or Dr O'reilly most days. If you do not wish to have the student in your consultation, please advise Reception staff.
EXTRA SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Dr Martin Carr conducts AVIATION MEDICALS at our Practice
Dr Michelle Vollmerhause and Dr Sonia Gautam provide MIRENA INSERTIONS at our Practice.
Dr Nichola O'Reilly and Dr Martin Carr conduct Recreational Dive Medicals at our Practice