It’s important to look after your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognise that many of you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety and concern. You may not have ever sought mental health support or perhaps you have. Regardless of your past experience we are in unprecedented times and it is important that…Read More
1 Murphys Way, Emerald, VIC 3782
03 5968 4622
Serving the Emerald Community
Our mission is to provide a fully equipped, patient-centred, General Practitioner-led, team-based environment in which a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated approach to wrap-around health and wellness support enables every member of our community to achieve optimal health.
- 8:30am - 8:00pm
- 8:30am - 12:30pm
Please note there is no Bulk Billing available after 6pm or on Saturdays
CHANGES TO PNEUMOCOCCAL IMMUNISATIONS
ARE YOU 70 OR OVER?
The government has recently introduced a change to the immunisation schedule, for older adults, regarding pneumococcal disease. A new vaccine is now offered to patients turning 70, and for a period of time, a catch up for those over 70 years of age.
This vaccine is free
Please discuss this with your doctor during your next appointment to confirm your eligibility.
Telehealth is available for all patients
Telephone consults will be available for all patients until March 2021.
However the Medicare vulnerable to COVID-19 criteria will cease as of 1/10/20, and only pensioners, health care card holders and children under 16 will be bulk billed. Bulk billing for all other patients will be at the doctor's discretion.
Doctors will obtain informed financial consent from patients prior to charging a private fee for telephone consults. The fee will be $68.75 with a rebate of $38.75. A gap fee of $30.
The fee will increase for extended consults.
About Emerald Medical Centre
Dr. Ian (Spud) Mcleod Murphy was an old-style doctor who came to Emerald in the early 1950’s after a distinguished career in the Navy. He soon became the beloved affable GP most of the older people of the area remember as the first GP in the Hills. He established the Emerald Medical Centre in the old Post Office....Read More