The law gives you certain privacy rights in relation to information that you give to this medical practice. We need your consent to collect personal information about you. The fact that you have come here implies that you consent to us knowing about your health situation either for a particular event or generally. This page explains what your rights are over the use we make of the information and how we may disclose it to other medical service providers.
The information we may ask you to give us is deeply personal. But not having it will restrict our capacity to provide you with the standard of medical care that you expect.
Please carefully read the following information about privacy issues.
The main reason we collect information from you is so we can assess, diagnose and treat your illnesses properly and be pro-active in your health care. We will also use the information you provide in the following ways:
- Administration of the medical practice.
- Billing, including compliance with Medicare and Health Insurance Commission requirements.
- Disclosure to others involved in your health care, including doctors and specialists outside this practice who may become involved in treating you. This may occure through refferal to other doctors, or for medical tests and in the reports or results returned to us following the referals. If necessary, we will discuss this with you.
- Disclosure to other doctors in the practice, locums and Registrars attached to the the practice for the purpose of patient care and teaching. Please let us know if you do not want your records accessed for these purposes, and we will note your record accordingly.
- Disclosure for research and quality assurance activies to imporive individual and community health care and practice management. You will be informed when such activities are being conducted and given the opportunity to “opt out” of any involement.
Once you have read this policy, to assist the booking process please click on the following button and complete the form by double clicking on each information field. Once complete, please click “Submit”.