COVID VACCINATIONS – We are pleased to advise we are an approved covid vaccination provider (existing patients only). Appointments can only be made by ringing reception (not online). You will be added to our priority waitlist. Due to low stock supplied to general practices, we aim to guarantee you a vaccine in dedicated vaccine clinics from 29th March immediately stock is received. Please refer to Covid tab above
FLU VACCINATIONS – peak flu season is June to September. It is preferable to receive flu vaccinations in April/May so maximum cover is maintained longer. Please ring and add your name to our waitlist.
Telehealth Consultations Available – Any doctor. Any time in hours. Book online or ring.
Covid19 swabbing available in our car park for existing patients. (Swabbing and pathology is bulk billed)
Balwyn Health Care
4 Belmore Road
Telephone: 9859 4188
EMERGENCIES dial 000
National Home Doctor (locum) 13SICK DoctorDoctor (locum) 132660
MyEmergencyDoctor.com visit website or dial 1800 000 633 (telehealth emergency medicine specialists – May be bulk billed if after hours and you are residents of Melb East or North East suburbs)
Box Hill After Hours clinic has closed.
Dr Stuart ROME (Chiropractor)
B App Sc (Chiropractic)
Dr Mary-Anne LANCASTER (G.P.)
MB BS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Bill SAVVAS (G.P.)
MB BS, (Adel)
Dr John KONDOPOULOS (G.P.)
MB BS, FRACGP
Dr Craig SMITH (G.P.)
MB BS (1st Class Hons), FRACGP
Dr Katherine LOK (G.P.)
MB BS (Hons), FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Jane SHEEDY (G.P.)
BMBS, B Sc, FRACGP, DRANZCOG
Dr Vicky COCOTIS (G.P.)
Ms Joanne COENEN (Practice Nurse)
Ms Jane RICHARDSON (Practice Nurse)
Ms Ellie HARALAMBIDIS (Practice Nurse)
Ms Sarah BALSON (Practice Nurse)
The doctors at Balwyn Health Care are independent sole trading practitioners.
Mon-Fri 8.30am – 6.30 pm
Sat 8.30am – 11.30 am (private billing only – no concessions apply)
Consultations are by appointment. Urgent problems are seen as needed. If you need more time with the doctor, please tell the receptionist when booking. Online appointments may be made through the red “BOOK APPOINTMENT” at the top of this website.
NEW TELEHEALTH & VIDEO CONSULTATIONS
A new Telehealth & Video Consultation service is now offered for those with access difficulties. Please visit the Telehealth Consultations tab on our website.
Emergencies always take priority and will be seen quickly. Simply notify the receptionist and ring ahead if possible.
Sick children will always be squeezed in so please mention you have a sick child, their age and the nature of the illness.
Home hospital and nursing home visits are available for regular patients if required. Please ring before midday.
After-hours National Home locum service is 9429 5677. DoctorDoctor locum service is132660. MyEmergencyDr.com connects to Emergency Medicine Specialists for telehealth appointments (see their website – May be free to residents of eastern and north eastern suburbs in Melbourne). Eastern suburbs after hours clinic has now closed 14-11-20.
PHONE AND CERTIFICATE POLICIES
If you phone your doctor during consulting hours, a message will be taken when the doctor is with another patient. Urgent calls may be put straight through.
Prescriptions and certificates are legal documents and can only be supplied after an examination. Certificates can not be back-dated.
This is a privately billing clinic. Medicare will refund a percentage of medical fees. Please pay at the time of the consultation so as not to delay any future consultations.Our fees are displayed in our clinic and on our website. Private billing only on Saturday mornings.
We maintain security of personal health information at all times and ensure it is only available to authorised staff.
FOLLOW UP OF RESULTS
In most cases, an appointment with the doctor must be made for results. For results that do not require an appointment, please call our practice nurses between 12.30 – 1.30 and they may be able to provide the information by phone or will make an appointment if follow up with your GP is required.
Your feedback is valued and appreciated. Please obtain a feedback form from reception or talk to our staff.
Chiropractic is defined as a modern health care service focusing on those health disorders related to the spine and its effect on the muscular and nervous systems. For example, mechanical problems of the spine and its joints can cause low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, some migraines, arm and shoulder pain.
Other seemingly unrelated problems like dizziness, hamstring injuries, calf strain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel symptoms, neuralgias and fibrositic complaints can also be contributed to by spinal problems through referral mechanisms. Even patients suffering with arthritic stiffness and pain respond well to Chiropractic treatment.
No referral is necessary to see a Chiropractor. Chiropractors are fully registered and study five years full time to gain their degree. Chiropractic treatment includes therapies such as gentle joint adjustments, mobilisation, massage, heat/ice, ultrasound ergonomic and exercise instruction.
Chiropractic is covered by WorkCover, TAC, DVA, private health funds and may be covered by Medicare.