Vermont Health Care is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for COVID-19 vaccines. Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Information page.
Notice re Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are open and will continue to provide quality health care in the best and safest way possible. Please book online or call 9878 9191 for an appointment.
Telehealth consults available
The Federal Government has extended access to Medicare subsidised Telehealth services until 30 June 2021 due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Medicare rebates are available to existing patients who have attended at least one face-to-face service in the past 12 months.
Our usual billing policy will apply for all consultations (at the surgery, telehealth or telephone). We bulk bill consultations for pensioners, concession card holders and children under 16 years of age. Exceptions to this policy will be advised at the time of booking. Additional fees may apply for procedures, depending on complexity.
Please make sure we have your correct mobile number on file.
Closed waiting room policy
We have modified our waiting room to comply with social distancing regulations. If you have concerns about entering the clinic and would prefer wait in your car, please call us on 9878 9191 upon arrival to receive further instructions.
Process for collecting any scripts / referrals / medical certificates
These can be collected from reception. If you would prefer to have it delivered to your car, please call us when you arrive at the clinic on 9878 9191 and someone will run it out to you.
We do not make appointments at the front desk
If you need an appointment, please book online or call 9878 9191. You may also ask the doctor during your consultation to make a follow up appointment.
Online bookings are available from our website or the HotDoc App. As a precaution to protect patients, staff and the public, and to determine your Medicare rebate eligibility, you will be asked a few screening questions. Please answer honestly.
Not all available appointments are listed online so if you feel your matter is urgent, please call us and we will endeavour to fit you in on the same day.
We are not taking cash or cheques. All payments are to be made via our EFTPOS machine or over the phone.
Eastern Health have an online tool for screening patients to determine their eligibility for COVID-19 testing. Please go to their website if you wish to find out if you are eligible for the test.
Allied Health Services Available at Vermont Health Care
Nunawading Clinic & Vermont Health Care have always strived to provide more comprehensive services to the community and are happy to have Podiatry and Physiotherapy Services provided at our larger practice at Vermont Health Care. If you are wondering if these will benefit you, please talk to one of our doctors or receptionists to access these services.
Nunawading Clinic & Vermont Health Care have had a long history of teaching registrars over the years and a number have stayed on after completion as part of our current team. We provide a full spectrum of General Practice work from Home visits, Workforce medicals, Nursing Home visits in addition to our comprehensive in-house General practice services. We have five Accredited Supervisors in our clinics and a few of them are also involved as Fellowship Examiners for the RACGP.
We would love to have a chat and help you explore your options in General Practice. If this has piqued your interest, please feel free to forward your CV or alternatively, contact the clinic to speak with a Supervisor (Dr Terence Heng and Dr Christine Lin).
GP’s who have achieved their vocational registration are also welcome to apply for a position as well.
Newest additions to the VHC team
A BIG warm welcome to our latest registrar, Dr Cheryl Da Costa, to our team.
We also welcome back Dr. Hogan Chen. Hogan was a GP registrar with us back in 2017/2018 and rejoins us after spending time in regional Victoria.
Fracture Diversion Project in Conjunction with Eastern Melbourne PHN
Dr Terence Heng is part of a year-long project where fractures which are amenable for GP management are being seen and managed in our clinic. He has undergone further training and attachments at Box Hill Hospital to provide this service to patients. This service is open to the community as well and does not need a referral. If you have a suitable fracture and have been referred to the fracture clinic or Emergency Department at Box Hill Hospital or Maroondah Hospital, you may be offered a list of GPs in your area who are participating in this project.
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Nunawading Clinic is an Accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic for travellers to Central / South America & Africa. Some private health insurance companies will partially cover the cost of your overseas vaccinations so we do encourage you to get in touch with them. Our doctors will be able to advise you about the appropriate vaccinations required for your upcoming trip.