Your local BULK BILLING DOCTORS in SOUTHPORT
Our modern and efficient “Doctors at Australia Fair” medical centre is located in the Australia Fair shopping complex in the heart of Southport. The practice is open 7 days a week and offers a wide range of services to the local community.
Vantre Health Services, owners of the latest Southport Medical Centre; “Doctors At Australia Fair”, have an enduring commitment to the best patient care and the resources to consistently deliver. Because we provide our doctors and patients with the best services and equipment available, Vantre Health’s practices provide the highest possible standard of care.
The company aspires to grow on its current strong community standing and be recognized and respected as a leader in the industry for best practice. Vantre Health Services is committed to provide the best possible diagnosis, treatment and availability at all times, to all patients.
Our doctors are specialist General Practitioners with a minimum of ten years medical training to hold MBBS and FRACGP qualifications. They also have additional training in various specialty areas to assist our patients with specific health care needs. This means that as one of the many Southport Medical Centres we have you and your family covered.
All Vantre Health doctors participate in regular continuing education to remain current with the latest medical knowledge and treatments. Our practice has a commitment to whole patient care and the doctors are assisted by highly trained nursing staff and experienced administrative staff.
Our aim is to provide professional whole person care in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Our Other Medical Centres
Redbank Plaza Medical Centre
Labrador Park Medical
Doctors at Southport Park
Our Values & Objectives
Quality of Care and Service – Uncompromised
All our doctors are committed to providing whole patient health care. They are constantly keeping up with the latest advances in medical knowledge, helping them make highly informed decisions about your health.
Friendly and Satisfying Teamwork Environment
Patients are welcomed and valued at every step of their experience with the practice. The doctors, management and staff in all practices are a close-knit team and work together to meet the needs and requirements of all patients.
Efficient Business System and Practices
Our business model is one that is constantly striving to set new standards and is based on best business principles and research. Our focus is on being one step ahead and to be market leaders in technology, systems and communication systems that support and enhance outcomes for patients, doctors and staff.
Our Services in Southport
All Doctors have a broad range of skills and interests and we are pleased to offer the following services at our in Labrador, Redbank and Southport Medical Centres:
- Minor Surgical Procedures
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Removal of moles and sunspots
- Skin Checks
- Travel Medicine/ Vaccinations
- Diabetic Health Clinic
- Antenatal Care
- Asthma Care Clinic
- ECG and Spirometry
- Pre-Employment, Legal, Insurance and Drivers’ Licence Medicals
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- Health Care Assessments
QML Pathology operates a pathology collection centre “on-site” from Monday to Friday (outside patients are most welcome). There is no need to book. Just take a number and wait to be called.
- Monday – Friday
- 8:00am – 12:00pm
- 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Other Health Providers:
- Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists (Complete Health Physio)
- Clinical Psychologist - Belinda Seib
- Podiatrist - Alistair McIntosh
- Dietitian - Scott Osborne
Call the surgery on 07 5528 3806 to make an appointment.
Bulk billing is available at this practice for current Medicare card holders. Please remember to bring your Medicare Card with you to each appointment as well as your Pension & Health Care cards.
Some medicals and visits are not covered by Medicare, eg: work-related accidents and injuries, life insurance, superannuation etc. If you have any queries please ask reception when making the appointment. Payment is required for additional services at the time of consultation, EFTPOS facilities are available at all our practices.
Doctors at Australia Fair is predominantly a bulk-billing surgery and our aim is to provide patients with affordable health care. In order to maintain bulk-billing entitlements at this surgery patients are required to attend their appointments on time and to notify the surgery of any cancellations “prior” to the appointment time. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fee being charged and a loss of bulk-billing entitlements at this surgery.
We encourage all patients to make an appointment for results
Any patient with any abnormal results will be recalled to the practice to discuss results with the doctor. No results will be given over the phone.
Current as of: 19/11/2020
Why and when your consent is necessary
When you register as a patient of our practice, you provide consent for our GPs and practice staff to access and use your personal information so they can provide you with the best possible healthcare. Only staff who need to see your personal information will have access to it. If we need to use your information for anything else, we will seek additional consent from you to do this.
Why do we collect, use, hold and share your personal information?
Our practice will need to collect your personal information to provide healthcare services to you. Our main purpose for collecting, using, holding and sharing your personal information is to manage your health. We also use it for directly related business activities, such as financial claims and payments, practice audits and accreditation, and business processes (eg staff training).
What personal information do we collect?
The information we will collect about you includes your:
Dealing with us anonymously
You have the right to deal with us anonymously or under a pseudonym unless it is impracticable for us to do so or unless we are required or authorised by law to only deal with identified individuals.
How do we collect your personal information?
Our practice may collect your personal information in several different ways:
When, why and with whom do we share your personal information?
We sometimes share your personal information:
Only people who need to access your information will be able to do so. Other than in the course of providing medical services or as otherwise described in this policy, our practice will not share personal information with any third party without your consent.
We will not share your personal information with anyone outside Australia (unless under exceptional circumstances that are permitted by law) without your consent.
Our practice will not use your personal information for marketing any of our goods or services directly to you without your express consent. If you do consent, you may opt out of direct marketing at any time by notifying our practice in writing.
How can you access and correct your personal information at our practice?
You have the right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information.
Our practice acknowledges patients may request access to their medical records. We require you to put this request in writing by using our Practice request for records form and our practice will respond within 30 days. There will be fees charged for copies of medical records which will be discussed at the time of the request.
Our practice will take reasonable steps to correct your personal information where the information is not accurate or up to date. From time to time, we will ask you to verify that your personal information held by our practice is correct and current. You may also request that we correct or update your information, and you should make such requests in writing to the Practice Manager. Please call 07 5528 3806 for more details.
How can you lodge a privacy-related complaint, and how will the complaint be handled at our practice?
We take complaints and concerns regarding privacy seriously. You should express any privacy concerns you may have in writing. We will then attempt to resolve it in accordance with our resolution procedure.
Doctors at Australia Fair
Shop 1043, Level 1, Australia Fair, 42 Marine Parade
Southport Qld 4215
Tel: 07 5528 3806
Fax: 07 5528 3706
You may also contact the OAIC. Generally, the OAIC will require you to give them time to respond before they will investigate. For further information visit www.oaic.gov.au or call the OAIC on 1300 363 992
You can also contact the Ombudsman
Office of the Health Ombudsman
GPO Box 13281
Brisbane QLD 4003
Ph: 133 646
If you have a problem or feedback we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to talk to your doctor or receptionist. All suggestions or complaints in writing will receive full consideration. Send your complaints marked confidential to Practice Manager Doctors at Australia Fair, Shop 1043, Level 1, Australia Fair Shopping Centre, 42 Marine Parade, Southport, QLD, 4215.
Please find following contact details for the formal complaint body in Queensland.
Office of the Health Ombudsman, Director, Business Innovation
GPO Box 13281, George St
Brisbane, QLD, 4003
At Doctors at Australia Fair, we value patient feedback and work together as a team to ensure we respond to feedback to improve our services.
As a patient of this practice, you have the right to:
- Qualified, competent staff who will attend to you with care and skills
- Respect for your culture, ethnicity and religious beliefs
- Fair treatment regardless of your race, language, age, sex, sexual preference or disability
- Have a clear explanation of your health problems, treatment and risk
- Receive a confidential service
- Be involved in the treatment or management plan regarding your health
- Expect complaints are dealt with quickly and fairly
- Provide positive feedback
- Private and confidential service
As a patient of this practice, you have the responsibility to:
- Treat all staff with courtesy and respect
- Retain from using abusive or threatening language or behaviour
- Be respectful to others in regards to their culture, ethnicity, religious beliefs, race, age, sexual preference, language or disability
NO TOLERANCE FOR DISCRIMINATION
- Understand the staff of this practice have certain policies and procedures to adhere to regarding service provisions including Confidentiality and Privacy
- To understand due to times of high demand and unforeseen emergencies there may be delays
- Make follow up appointments and collect results