479 Crown St
West Wollongong NSW 2500

+61 2 4228 4377

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Patient Information

 

Making Appointments
A Referral from your GP or another specialist is essential.

 

Length of Appointments
Your consultation will usually take about 1½ hours. However, due to the complex testing that may be required you could be at the surgery for 2 hours.

 

Possible Delays
All effort will be made to be on time, but due to Dr Etheredge's hospital commitments and very ill patients who have to be seen urgently, there may be delays.

 

We request that you phone the surgery an hour before your appointment time and our staff will be able to tell you if the Doctor is running to time.

 

Your understanding and patience is appreciated in these circumstances.

 

Rebooking and Cancelling Appointments
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason, please ring the surgery at the earliest opportunity to make alternative arrangements. Late cancellations may incur an administrative fee.

 

Preparation for Appointments


What to bring,

  • Your completed Patient Questionnaire
  • The referral from your GP
  • Your Medicare Card
  • Your Pension/Health Care Card
  • Your Health Fund details
  • Any xrays, ultrasounds or scans you have had recently
  • Any blood test results
  • A list of your medications and dosage (very important)

What to wear
You may require a stress test and the best type of clothing is something loose and comfortable eg. slacks/shorts, blouse/tee-shirt and comfortable shoes for walking.

 

 

Surgery Location
The surgery is situated on Crown Street approximately 1 kilometre west of Wollongong hospital on the opposite side of the road. We are in the same block as the Ambulance Station and approximately 100m further west. There is a gray coloured fence out the front.

 

 

Parking
Available directly outside surgery on Crown Street until 3pm weekdays (when it becomes a CLEARWAY) or in adjacent streets.

There is limited parking at the rear of the surgery reserved for patients who have an appointment after 1:00 pm and or have difficulty walking. The driveway is very narrow so caution is required.

 

Public Transport
There are bus stops on both sides of the road nearby.

 

Disability Access
Entry to the surgery is via a ramp, providing limited disability access. If you have special needs, please ring the surgery.

 

Billing
Payment of the full amount is expected at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Amex). There is no extra charge for Veteran Affairs patients.

 

There is a fee for patients having BP monitoring (no Medicare item is available for this procedure).

 

Please contact the surgery for more detailed fee information.

 

CONSULTATION
HCC/PENSIONER
PRIVATE
Initial Consult
Extended Initial Consult
$230
$320
$330
$420
Review Consult
Extended Review Consult
$140
$180
$180
$220

 

SERVICE
HCC/PENSIONER
PRIVATE
O2 SATURATION
$145
$160
FLOW VOLUME
$85
$100
12 LEAD ECG
$45
$55
HOLTER MONITOR
$210
$250
STRESS TEST
Pre-operative work up
$220
$350
$350
$450
 
SAECG
$90
$105
CARDIAC ECHO
$275
$345
BP MONITOR $70 $100

 

HCC Health Care Card Holder


Private  (incl Senior Card holders)

 

Getting Answers to Your Questions & Concerns
If you have any concerns or questions regarding our services, please contact reception.

 

Download/Print Information Sheet
You can download or print our patient information sheet by clicking this link.

 

NOTE: You will need to Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software) on your machine for this to work. If you don't have it already, you can download it from the Adobe website by clicking this link.

Opening Hours

 

Mon - Thur 8:30am - 4:30pm

Fri - 8:30am - 2:00pm


Closed Weekends and Public Holidays
Appointments by referral only
 

Address:

479 Crown St

West Wollongong  2500

 

T: +61 2 4228 4377
F: +61 2 4226 1629
E: stephene@ihug.com.au