AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

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SURGERY HOURS
MON - FRI7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
SATsee notes
SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAYSCLOSED


Dr Mandy will be working reduced hours on Fridays

Dr Priscilla is away from the 2nd to the 13th of January.

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Consultation Fees

(from November 1st 2022)

Consultation typeFeeRebateCost out of pocket
Level B$75.00$39.75$35.25
Level C$115.00$76.95$38.05
Level D$165.00$113.30$51.70
Antenatal$85.00$49.85$35.15
Please note::
  • We do not provide certificates or reports for work compensation, motor vehicle accident injuries, or any third party claims.
  • All fees must be paid for at the end of each consultation.
  • We accept cash, EFTPOS and credit cards but not cheques.
  • We will not create accounts for or send invoices to any third party.
  • After receiving full payment, we will provide a tax invoice with which the client can claim back from their third party insurers.
  • For clients with valid Medicare cards, we can assist with sending claim to Medicare via secure internet so that Medicare benefit will be deposited directly onto the EFTPOS card used, or into a bank account registered with Medicare.


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Zostavax - Shingles Vaccine


The shingles vaccine, Zostavax®, has been approved to be placed on the National Immunisation Program (NIP), to be provided free of charge from 1 November 2016 to people aged 70 years, subject to vaccine supply. There will also be a five year catch-up program for people aged 71 – 79 years.

What is Shingles?
Shingles is a painful rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus which is the same virus that causes chickenpox.

The shingles rash develops into itchy blisters usually occurring on one side of the body either on the face, chest, back, abdomen or pelvis, and can take several weeks to settle.

Around 1 in 100 Australians who are older than 50, are thought to have had shingles at some stage.

Shingles diagnosis
If you have had chickenpox in the past, the virus stays in the nerve cells near the spine, but is not active. Shingles occurs when the virus becomes active again.

You cannot catch shingles from someone who has shingles. But, if you have not had chickenpox you can catch chickenpox by being in direct contact with fluid on the blisters of someone who has shingles.

Almost all people have had chickenpox by the time they turn 40 and may be at risk of developing shingles. Sometimes shingles can occur with no known trigger. However, shingles is more likely to occur if you:

  • are older than 50, particularly those who are older than 80
  • have HIV and AIDS
  • have had an organ transplant
  • have recently had a bone-marrow transplant
  • have a condition which requires treatment that impacts the immune system, such as chemotherapy for cancer
  • are experiencing physical and emotional stress.


Over-the counter medications such as paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, can be used for pain relief. If over-the-counter medicines aren’t controlling your pain, your doctor may prescribe other medicines such as opioids, anti-depressants and anticonvulsants .

Click here for further information from immunise.health.gov.au

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.

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