Covid - 19
Westcare Medical Centre Thornlie would like to inform our patients that in light of the current situation with the Coronavirus/ Covid19, we are now no longer accepting patients for face-to-face appointments.
From 20th March 2020, we will strictly be doing telehealth consultations only (phone/video appointments).
This measure has been put in place to ensure that the safe delivery of healthcare is maintained at Westcare Medical Centre Thornlie, ensuring the safety of our doctors, staff and patients. We are dedicated to continue providing a safe and effective healthcare service through this time.
In light of Medicare not providing payment for the vast majority of our patients, we have reviewed the situation and are only charging the Medicare Bulk Billing fee of $38.00 per telephone consultation.
Our prime focus is keeping both our staff and patients healthy during this difficult unprecedented time and have kept costs to an absolute minimum.
“Telephone/video consults are bulk billed for patients meeting the current criteria we have listed below, otherwise the cost is $38.00 and is not Medicare rebatable.
Some exceptions apply to billing, to allow our most vunerable patient to access healthcare services when required, as outlined below.
Fully bulk-billed telehealth consultations are available to those most at-risk if you have Medicare, and:
- Over 70years of age;
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander over 50years of age;
- Relevant diagnosed chronic health conditions or significantly immunocompromised patients
Westcare Medical will also be providing telehealth consults to patients who are in self-isolation on the advice of a medical practitioner, if you have tested positive to COVID-19, or in accordance with home isolation guidance issued by AHPPC.
Please us on (08) 6112 2844 to book your telehealth appointment.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
Please note, this service is a replacement of appointments you would usually attend and only available to those at higher risk or those who are in self-isolation. Due to limited practitioner availability, please avoid booking unnecessary consults, to ensure all patients can be seen when required. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, conditions and eligibility may be subject to change.
Rare exceptions may be given to those who are in urgent need of care, in certain circumstances. If you are requiring urgent medical treatment, please call us on (08) 6112 2844 to discuss your options.
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The dedicated team at Westcare Medical Centre Thornlie pride themselves on being totally patient focused. Your health matters to us and keeping you as healthy as possible with you leading your care is our main goal.
Our highly skilled clinical and our on-site allied health professionals, including Dietician, Psychologist and Chiropractor ensure that the best possible treatments are available for you and your family.
Our Registered Nurse is available on all weekdays and Sunday to carry out immunisations, cervical screenings, care plans, amongst many other services.
Our Nurse is currently running Heart Health Clinics for persons over the age of 45 in order to help our community minimise risks of heart failure/disease.
Dr Gautam Khanna, our principal doctor is a skilled GP in all areas of the practice with special expertise in Ear, Nose and Throat complaints, which is accompanied by specialised equipment for more complex procedures.
From the moment you walk in to the moment when you walk out our aim to ensure the highest quality service is delivered from the reception staff to our clinical and allied health staff.
Having onsite pathology collection facility also enables patients requiring pathology tests are able to have this completed “in house” without having to travel elsewhere to find a collection centre.
Patient feedback is extremely important as we want to know what you love about us and what you think we could improve on. There are feedback forms available in our waiting room and also the facility to leave online feedback by following this link. Your feedback can be left anonymously or with your contact details, the choice is totally yours!
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Pre-employment medical assessment
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Management of workplace injuries
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Dr Gautam Khanna MBBS(Hons), MRCGP (UK), FRACGP
Dr Khanna is a qualified GP from the UK. Dr Khanna has extensive experience in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and his special interests includes child health and chronic illness including diabetes, hypertension and airways disease.
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Spencer Village Shopping Centre
Shop 4-5 / 208 Spencer Road,
Thornlie WA 6108
Monday – Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 2.00pm