We believe and endeavour to provide excellence in clinical care to each individual while remaining competitively priced. To be able to deliver great quality of service we have to balance care needs with affordability. Although we are a private billing practice, bulk billing is available to Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander patients, Veterans Affairs patients and children under the age of 14years. This practice offers a reduced gap fees to all with a pension or Health Care Card holders.
Standard Consultation (MBS item 23) $83 (Medicare Rebate $38.75)
Long Consultation (MBS item 36) $150 (Medicare rebate $75.05).
We provide appointment reminders by SMS or email at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. It is the patients responsibility to remember their appointment time and our reminder system should not be solely relied upon.
You will be required to make an appointment with your doctor for a repeat prescription to ensure proper management of your medication.
Home visits are available to patients where genuine reasons prevent them from being able to attend a consult at the practice. Home visits are at the GP’s discretion. Please call reception on 4861 3855 to confirm availability.
Disabled parking and access is available.
A medical certificate is a legal document. As such, you must make an appointment to see our doctor to be issued with a medical certificate.
Our doctors do not accept patient phone calls during consulting hours as it can disrupt the doctors’ concentration and contribute to appointments running over time. However, special considerations may be made depending on circumstances. You may be asked to leave a message and your call may be returned by a doctor or a member of the team.
In order to ensure we identify our patient correctly, you will be asked to verify your name, address & date of birth each time you book an appointment
Except in emergency situations, patients who are unable to speak English are encouraged to use the services of an interpreter rather than a friend or family member during the consultation. Please tell the receptionist if you need an interpreter to be booked and ask for a longer appointment. We use Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) and AUSLAN to communicate over the phone with our patients who are deaf.
Walker St General Practice operates on an appointment system. You can either book online or call reception on 4861 3855. Please note that online bookings can only be used for existing patients of the Practice. All bookings made online are for standard consultations only (10-20minutes). If you require a longer appointment, please call us on 4861 3855.
Short Consultations (Level A) – 5 to 10 minutes for obvious and straightforward cases. E.g. Script, Referral, Medical Certificate
Standard Consultations (Level B) – 10 to 20 minutes for one or more health related issues.
Long Consultations (Level C) – 20 minutes or more. You may require more time for mental health consultations, health assessments, work cover, multiple health issues and for procedures etc.
Please call reception on 4861 3855 so that we can ensure we allocate enough time to meet your needs. If in doubt, please ask.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please notify us in advance – preferably 24hrs. Failure to attend appointments is noted and may result in non-attendance fees being charged.
It is your responsibility to contact the Practice to obtain your test results. Please call the practice after 2pm Monday to Friday. Most test results are available within 2 to 3 days. If your test results are abnormal, you will be contacted by your doctor. If an appointment is required, you will be called to arrange a date. If you have been unable to arrange a test or consultation as per your doctor’s request, please call reception on 4861 3855.
Your doctor may arrange a referral for you to have further tests and/or consultations. Please make arrangements with the appropriate provider as soon as possible.
Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology Bowral – 02 4861 4062
Laverty Pathology Bowral – 02 4861 4788
Bowral Hospital (SSWPS) – 02 4861 0271
Bowral Medical Imaging – 02 4861 4555
Highlands X-Ray – 02 4862 2355
For specialist doctors and other health doctors, please call the provider to make an appointment and enquire about their fees.
Notifying you of test results and upcoming recalls are an important part of our commitment to your overall health.
Patients may now receive SMS reminders from us for upcoming appointments, reviews, assessments, or test results.
All messages are sent from the dedicated number: 0427 074 964
We will not divulge sensitive information, only whether you need to be seen.
You may opt out of this service by replying Stop. This will stop ALL appointment reminders, recalls and results, and we will instead send letters and/or call you on the telephone. In this instance test results will only be notified by telephone if you are required to see your Doctor.
Speak to our friendly reception staff for further information.
Our GPs work with other local GPs to provide after-hours medical care all year round with the Southern Highlands General Practitioner After Hours Service (SHGPAHS). The clinic is located at 21 Jude St, Bowral (opposite Bowral Hospital).
Saturday – 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am to 12:00pm, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Public Holiday – 10:00am to 12:00pm, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Please ring 4861 6433 for the on-call doctor or visit the clinic.