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MyMedicare and HFGP


We would like to inform you that we will participating in a new initiative called MyMedicare, and invite all of you, who consider us to be your usual practice, to participate.

MyMedicare is a new Commonwealth Government initiative. It is a voluntary registration system that allows you to formally register with your usual general practice and preferred GP. This registration aims to strengthen the relationship between you, your GP, and the team at HFGP in order to provide you continuity of care in order to improve your health and wellbeing.    Visit our MyMedicare page

MyMedicare and HFGP2023-10-01T12:57:59+00:00

Request repeat prescriptions and referrals online


As part of our commitment to continuously improve our service, we have introduced an easy way for you to request repeat prescriptions for your regular medications or repeat referrals with no new symptoms to report. It is only available for our regular patients. 

Please use this for requests for repeat prescriptions or ongoing referrals only, and not for new medications, sedatives or pain killers.  

To qualify for this service and comply with Medicare requirements, you must have attended our practice in person sometime in the previous 12 months.

To request a repeat prescription or ongoing referral, simply click on one of the links below and follow the instructions. In order to comply with our duty under the Medical Board Guidelines, we will assess  your request within […]

Request repeat prescriptions and referrals online2023-09-21T01:01:05+00:00

2023 Covid-19 booster vaccination available


updated 7th December 2023

ATAGI has advised all adults can get a booster if it’s been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed infection (whichever is most recent). Boosters give extra protection against severe illness from COVID.

This particularly includes people at higher risk of severe illness, like:

  • All adults aged over 65
  • everyone 18 years and over with medical comorbidities, disability or complex health needs.

Children and young people aged 5 to 17 years can consider getting a booster dose if:

  • they have a health condition that put them at risk of severe illness, and
  • if it’s been 6 months since their last dose or COVID-19 infection.

Your doctor can help you decide if your child should receive a booster. Booster doses are not recommended at this time for children and adolescents under 18 years of age who do not have any risk […]

2023 Covid-19 booster vaccination available2023-12-07T12:28:03+00:00

Our fees and billing policy


In February 2023, we introduced an out of pocket fee will apply for some patients for routine consultations. In order to minimise the impact of this change, we will continue to bulk bill (i.e. not charge):

  • All children under 16 years of age as they are eligible for the bulk billing incentive*
  • All patients 70 years of age and over*
  • Patients eligible for the bulk billing incentive with a Centrelink Concession Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Veterans with a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) white or gold card
  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander patients*
  • Specific services such as chronic disease care plans and mental health care plans and health assessments
  • Any patient with a current Covid infection
  • Annual Heart Health Checks**
  • Mandatory drivers license medicals for private grade license
  • Routine repeat prescriptions and ongoing referrals that do not require […]
Our fees and billing policy2024-04-02T09:01:05+00:00
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