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Recommend a good GP?

By Davo111 10 August 2008 12

Can someone please recommend a [good] bulk billing GP in the city?

I am a student at ANU and the University Health Service is always booked (last Monday I tried to get an appointment and I couldn’t get one until the following Monday). I am aware of the ‘show up and queue’ medical centre in Belconnen, but can anyone please recommend a good GP in the city that bulk bills? This is becoming a constant issue and it’s extremely frustrating.

Thanks for your help.


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jakez 10:29 am 11 Aug 08

Bungle said :

All I can say is don’t go to the Wanniassa Medical Centre. I went there yesterday and no one would answer the door. What’s with that??

God I hope you really did that. That would be hilarious.

Mick1965 9:24 am 11 Aug 08

Yeah but Davo’s after something near the Uni and in Civic.

Davo, prolly best to get a bus to Woden then walk (or $6 in a cab the first time) to Phillip – they have REALLY good doctors and EVERYTHING (X-Rays, the lot) is Bulk-Billed.

Get the route down pat!

tylersmayhem 9:26 pm 10 Aug 08

Sorry, forgot to mention that Dr Tait does not bulk bill as far as I am aware. Then again. depends if you want a doctor, or a “certificate centre”.

tylersmayhem 9:25 pm 10 Aug 08

I couldn’t wish for a better doctor than Brenda Tait in Corinna Chambers, Phillip. So thorough and professional. Brilliant! I would imagine that her books would be pretty full though.

Davo111 3:59 pm 10 Aug 08

thanks everyone. really appreciate your help.

swamiOFswank 12:28 pm 10 Aug 08

If you’re under 25 you can see a doctor for free at The Junction. Go to Civic youth centre near the skate park. There are good doc’s there.

maculicauda 12:00 pm 10 Aug 08

I go to the Interchange Medical Centre in Civic. Not sure if their books are open, but the doctors and staff are really friendly and efficient. Not too sure about bulk billing though.

Hammo 11:34 am 10 Aug 08

Waramanga Medical Centre is good. It generally has spots available, and the doctors are very knowledgable. It’s also one of the more affordable practices that I’ve been to.

Bungle 10:35 am 10 Aug 08

All I can say is don’t go to the Wanniassa Medical Centre. I went there yesterday and no one would answer the door. What’s with that??

ant 10:30 am 10 Aug 08

I heard that the Ainslie Family Practice still has “free spots” for new patients. No bulk billing though.

bigred 9:55 am 10 Aug 08

I have found the doctors at the Phillip place to be really good, contrary to my prior experiences with bulk billing barns.

TAD 8:37 am 10 Aug 08

Slim pickings, I’m afraid. These are usually booked out too.

You can usually get in within a couple of days but are best to call at 9am to have any hope of a same day appointment. Consulations are shorter at bulk billing places and usually cater for simple and quick matters such as medical certificates etc.

If are are genuinely sick and want a sooner, longer appointment, you are better off forking out where you get all but $25-30 back on medicare.

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