Morningside General Practice Clinic started up approximately 30 years ago by Dr. Allan Phillips and his wife, Janet. Since then Allan has been joined by Dr. Colin Kratzing and Dr. Heather Jenkins who share ownership of the practice with Allan. Over the years Morningside has grown to 20+ doctors, had 3 renovations and now has visiting allied health professionals. In 2012, Belmont General Practice Clinic opened, which is linked to Morningside so patients are able to visit either practice and still have all their records centralised.
Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time and G.P. Longer consultations are available on request. Please ask our receptionists if you require some extra time, or are unsure how long you should book for. We ask that a double appointment be made for complex problems and Insurance and Employment Medicals. Some of our Doctors require longer appointments for new patients. Please also book and appointment for each family member that needs to be seen.
Reception staff will attempt to contact you if there is any unforeseen delay, or the doctor has been called away. Every effort is made to keep as close to scheduled appointment times as possible. Variation occurs when it becomes necessary to fit in urgent cases between normal appointments. We apologise for delays, however suggest that you phone ahead of your appointment time to see how your G.P. is running.
Emergencies will always be given priority and our reception staff will attempt to contact you or update you on the progress of your scheduled appointment.
Are available if required, please let us know when you make an appointment and we can organize this for you.
Culturally appropriate Care
To assist with disease prevention and to deliver culturally apporpriate care, please advise your G.P. of your cultural background.
Available for regular patients at this practice whose condition prevents them from attending the surgery. Please give as much advance notice as possible to allow us to schedule these visits.
Prescriptions, referrals and medical certificates
Will not be issued without a consultation. Please discuss this with your doctor if you have any concerns. A fee will be charged for all prescriptions or referrals that are issued outside of a consultation and these are in case of emergency only - not routinely.
Morningside and Belmont General Practices have a policy of not prescribing drugs of dependence (including Endone, Oxycontin, Morphine, Codeine and Benzodiazepines) at your first appointment or by request over the phone, without a proper assessment or over the long term. We prefer safer and better options.
Failing to attend for a scheduled appointment may result in a fee being charged. Please notify us if you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment.
After Hours Care
This practice has an arrangement with Home Doctor Service, which provides care for patients of this practice outside or normal consulting hours. Please call 13 SICK (13 7425) should you require assistance, or ask reception if you would like more information. Their website is www.homedoctor.com.au
This practice has a no smoking policy.