Sorry. We are CLOSED
Reopening 8 AM Monday 10/08/2020
For services after hours please call 13 74 25
|Mon||8:00 - 12:00 ||08:30 - 17:00 || ||10:00 - 16:00
|Tue||8:00 - 12:00 ||13:00 - 17:00 ||07:30 - 14:00 || |
|Wed||8:00 - 12:00 ||08:30 - 17:00 ||07:30 - 14:00 || |
|Thu||8:00 - 12:00 || ||07:30 - 14:00 ||10:00 - 16:00
|Fri||8:00 - 12:00 ||08:30 - 17:00 ||07:30 - 14:00 || |
Please call for a flu shot appointment
|Dr Kien is back working on-site
in Randwick office from 09/06/2020
Mon - Fri 7.30AM - 2.00PM
During this evolving COVID-19 period, Avoca Street Medical Centre advises all patients to self-isolate as much as possible. In particular we wish to protect the community's most vulnerable patients. We now offer bulk billed telephone consultations for all Medicare eligible patients whom have been seen at this practice in the past 4 years.
For patients who do not hold a valid Medicare card but have been seen at our practice in the past 4 years a pre-paid administration fee of $40 per 10 minute consultation will apply.
Avoca Street Medical Centre is currently unable to accept new patients.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please make a telephone appointment by:
Please allow a leeway of 2 hours from the time of your appointment.
If matter is urgent or might require a face to face consult, please let staff know and doctor will call you back in between patients on the same day.
- Calling 02 93993335
- Requesting a telephone appointment on a specific day with your preferred doctor
- Please leave the telephone number where you can be reached
- Please organise your own collection of prescriptions and referrals from reception desk between 8am - 1pm daily
- Appointments are timed to 10 minutes - if a longer appointment is required, the doctor will rebook this for another date
- Some items cannot be completed via telehealth and require a face to face consult. These include vaccinations, ear checks, blood pressure checks, and where specific examination of the patient is required. The doctor may rebook a face to face consult after an initial telephone consultation
- Please respect that this is a limited service which many patients require, and be readily contactable on the day of your appointment.
- Due to the nature of telephone consultations, we are unable to undertake chronic care for patients who do not regularly attend our practice. Please contact your usual provider.
- Please check our COVID-19 PRACTICE UPDATES frequently.
Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change to protect themselves from an antibiotic. They are then no longer sensitive to that antibiotic. When this happens, antibiotics that previously would have killed the bacteria, or stopped them from multiplying, no longer work.
What causes antibiotic resistance?
The more antibiotics are used, the more chances bacteria have to become resistant to them. Major causes of antibiotic resistance include:
- using antibiotics when they are not needed
- not taking antibiotics at the doses and times that a doctor prescribes — this allows time for the bacteria in your system to become resistant.
- Antibiotics are also often overused in animals (in veterinary medicine and in agriculture).
How does antibiotic resistance affect me?
Using antibiotics when you don't need them may mean that they won't work for you when you do need them in the future.
If you have an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection:
- you will have the infection for longer
- you may be more likely to have complications of the infection
- you could remain infectious for longer, and pass your infection to other people, which increases the problem.
Many people think that antibiotics can cure a cold or flu and will help to shorten their illness. This is not true, because most respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses, so antibiotics won't have any effect.
The information in the above were collected from the internet,
either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.