An Accredited General Medical Practice
Goolburri has an accredited general medical practice, available to provide medical care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people.
The types of services delivered under Primary Health Care include health promotion, prevention, screening, early intervention, GP management plans, follow-ups and treatment. By working with Allied Health professionals, Dentists, Primary Health Care providers, nurses and other Community Health Services, we can provide you with holistic care. Our services can be provided in your home or in community based settings such as our General Practice in Toowoomba.
Our Primary Health Care Team is committed to providing holistic and comprehensive services to the Toowoomba community with a predominant focus to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to meet the targets of the closing the gap strategy.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment – MBS item 715
Goolburri provides health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Medicare MBS item 715). These services are bulk-billable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This assessment covers key areas relating to physical, psychological and social and emotional wellbeing. It assesses preventive health care, education and other assistance that can help you improve your health and wellbeing. Click here to find out the services that are available under this schedule.
The health assessment includes a review of:
The health check can help you access Allied Health Services including:
Communication with patients via electronic means (e.g. email and Fax) is conducted with appropriate regard to the privacy Laws relating to health information and confidentiality of the patients health information. Most issues are best dealt with in consultation with your GP. Your GP will endeavor to take your call where practical. At times, your GP may be attending to other patients and may need to return your call. Please inform our reception staff if your call is urgent.
The length of booked appointments is suited to the individual’s needs. Longer appointments are available on request or for new patients or health checks. Emergencies are given preference over other appointments. We have an appointment system and make every effort to accommodate walk in patients, who will be assessed according to priority needs. Please be aware that walk in patients may experience a delay in waiting.
Our doctors are happy to take phone calls from patients if they are available. If not, the doctor will return your call as soon as possible.
If it is an emergency please call triple 000 or head to your local emergency department.
Toowoomba Base Hospital
Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Alternatively for non-urgent after hours medical assistance is available through the Hello Home Doctor 134 100. For home visits please call the practice 07 4591 8000.
Your GP may be able to refer you to specialists and Allied Health Services. Please discuss this with your doctor during your appointment.
As a mixed billing practice, our billing schedule includes bulk billing, gap fees and private consultation fees.
If you are not a Medicare cardholder the following fees will apply:
Short Consultation <20 minutes:
Long Consultation >20 minutes:
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is an Australian Government scheme that subsidises the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines. All Australian residents and eligible overseas visitors can access affordable medicines through the PBS.
Practice Incentives Program (PIP)
The Practice Incentives Program aims to support general practice activities that encourage continued improvements, quality care, enhance capacity, and improve access and health outcomes for patients. There are ten individual incentives in the PIP, including the Cervical Screening, Diabetes and Indigenous Health Incentive. For further information visit Australian Government Human Services website.
Please contact our office if you wish to make a complaint via phone (07) 4645918000 or email [email protected] Complaints can also be made to the Office of the Health Ombudsman QLD, www.hqcc.qld.gov.au or phone 133 646. We value your feedback. You are also very welcome to make any suggestions that may assist us to provide the best possible protection of your personal information.
20 Scott Street, Toowoomba Q 4350
Postal Address: PO Box 1198
Phone: 07 4591 8000
Fax: 07 4632 0548