Requesting Your Medical Records.
You are entitled to request access to your medical records.
There is a fee of $50 for the administrative costs and this will be provided on a CD ROM available for you to pick up and pay for at the same time. (Add an extra $50 for packaging and tracked postage if you are unable to pick up)
Your new medical practice can request your full medical records via a faxed authorization form, please follow up with a telephone call and payment.
If you do not wish to pay the $50.00 you can receive an abridged version via My Health Record as a Shared Health Summary. Your SHS is a FREE SERVICE
Online Consultations or Telephone consultations
On occasion it may be necessary for your to have an online or telephone consultation with your doctor.
There is a fee of $50 for under 15 minutes, $70 for over which can be paid via OzDocs or by credit card.
This is out-of-pocket as there is NO Medicare item number for this service therefore you will be unable to claim from Medicare.
Immunisation - Getting the Facts
All childhood diseases we vaccinate against can cause serious illness, including death. Immunisation is a safe and effective way of giving protection against these disease. In Australia, with the high rate of vaccination, illness and death from these diseases are now rare. Let's keep it that way.
Important Note: You can access your child's immunisation statement at any time by visiting Medicare Online services at the Australian Immunisation Register website. Here is the link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/immunisation-history-statement
Important NEWS FLASH: The NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research has approved a $3.5M program in 2018 to provide influenza vaccine to all children in NSW six months to under five years of age who are not currently eligible for influenza vaccine under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
How many doses are required for children?
Children can begin to be immunised against the flu from six months of age. Children aged 6 months to under 9 years of age require two doses, at least four weeks apart in the first year they receive the vaccine (note that this program only provides vaccine for children aged 6 months to under 5 years). While two doses in the first year are recommended, one dose does provide some protection and is preferable to receiving no doses. One dose of influenza vaccine is required in subsequent years. A single dose of influenza vaccine is given to all children aged nine years and over. Two doses, at least 4 weeks apart, are recommended for persons with certain immunocompromising conditions (i.e. haematopoietic stem cell transplant or solid organ transplant) receiving influenza vaccine for the first time post transplant, irrespective of their age.
|6 months to <3 years
|≥3 years to <9 years
* Two doses, at least 4 weeks apart, are recommended for persons with certain immunocompromising conditions (i.e. haematopoietic stem cell transplant or solid organ transplant) receiving influenza vaccine for the first time post transplant (irrespective of their age).
Source: Immunise Australia ProgramFor more information please refer to: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/provider-factsheet-kidsflushot.aspx
Lejeune Family Medical Practice has partnered with Western Sydney Local Health District.
The Integrated Care Program is offered to patients who are living with a chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease. As part of Integrated Care you will have access to more care and support services, which will be coordinated by your GP, and for most services provided to you without any extra cost to you.
The aim of this service is to support you to achieve your health goals outlined in a care plan created for you with your GP.
You will be assigned a Care Facilitator who is a Registered Nurse with expertise in chronic disease management, who will be a go-to person to help coordinate your care with community health services and hospital should the need arise.
The service does require your consent to have an electronic Shared Care Plan created that will be available to be viewed by members of your Care Team, that is your GP, your Care Facilitator, other health professionals involved in your care and hospital specialists should you require hospital treatment.
If you would like to be involved in this service we can make an appointment now for you to see your doctor to further discuss your Care Plan and the many benefits of this service and obtain your consent. MORE INFORMATION HERE
Primary Care - Psychiatric Liaison Service - Western Sydney
Supporting patients with increased access to Psychiatric services experiencing increased need.
Lejeune has been selected by WentWest & Flourish Australia, to support patients in need.
Dr ........ is our NEW Psychiatrist (commencing October 2018) appointed to assist Lejeune's team of health professionals.
The main objective of this program is to increase access to psychiatrists for consumers, and provide GPs and consumers with information about other mental health specialist services in the western Sydney region, providing a valuable contact for GPs to access a psychiatrist’s expert advice for queries regarding medication optimisation, management strategies, or referral pathways for challenging or high-risk patients. This model of care will facilitate early detection and treatment of mental health and other compounding issues, as well as providing care for people with a long term, chronic and severe mental illness, ensuring that physical and mental health resources are used more effectively. It will provide GPs with improved knowledge and understanding about the client’s conditions and assist in determining an appropriate and holistic treatment regime, which will be achieved through collaborative care, education, discussion, and a recoveryoriented approach.
The program will run for two years
The psychiatrist will work directly with practice staff to provide liaison services to practice staff, and consultations and assessments to patients Practices will be located in identified high needs areas, with the ability to service a diverse patient group
Practice staff will collaborate with other support staff (including peer workers and support coordinators employed by Flourish Australia) to provide superior care
Lejeune Family Medical Practice
Services & General Information
Our services include:
- ante natal care, paediatric care, including management of behavior and learning problems in children,
- minor surgery
- yellow fever vaccinations
- natural family planning
- travel advice
- cardiac and lung function review
- diabetes cycle of care
- chronic disease management.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
If you require medical care outside of the above hours, please call our after hours service on
8724 6300 Sydney Medical Service HOME GP
Consultations are by appointment, however the doctor will see urgent cases first. A standard consultation in this practice is 15 minutes, to discuss one issue. Longer appointments are available for more than one issue. Please let the receptionist know what length appointment you require.
Telephone your Doctor
Doctors in this practice may be contacted by phone during normal surgery hours. If the doctor is with a patient a message will be taken and your call returned as soon as possible. If your call is urgent you will be put through to the Practice Nurse for immediate assistance.
Our practice is committed to preventive care. You have the option of registering to receive reminder notices regarding health care services appropriate to your care.
We always welcome comments and suggestions regarding the care you receive at this practice. Please feel free to discuss issues with your doctor or the practice manager Denise Pintado. You may prefer to write or email us. Alternatively you may prefer to contact the Health Care Complaints Commission on (02) 9219 7444.
Personal Health Information
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain the security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorized members of staff.
This practice has a no smoking policy.
Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cheque, EFTPOS or credit card. (NO CASH)
Children 16 years and under will be bulk billed for a 15min appointment. (EXCEPT WEEKENDS)
Longer appointments will be privately billed.
All appointments on Saturday are privately billed, there is no bulk billing on weekends
Please note that a private fee (non rebatable form Medicare) is applicable for Dressings, Medical Records transfers and Medical Reports. The amount is dependent on time spent by your doctor and/or nurse plus practice resources used. These fees are scaled according to your individual requirements and applied just to cover basic costs to the practice.
You are entitled to request access to your medical records although we discourage sending reports via email due to the lack of privacy and confidentiality. If you wish to proceed you need to make your request by phone and admin/nursing staff will then verify who you are using three identifiers. Every effort is made to ensure we are communicating with the authorized person and we document our conversation within your medical records.
There is a fee for the administrative costs based on time involved by our doctors and resources used, to expedite the process we therefore encourage you to use our online service via OzDocs (right hand side bar of this website) www.lejeunemedical.com.au where your doctor can provide your results with an explanation.
Otherwise we can hold your medical report, script or referrals at the front desk for pick up at a convenient time to yourself.
Thank you for your understanding and appreciate your support of our current Privacy & Confidentiality Policy.
Consult Type Duration Cost to you Fee Medicare
Brief <6 min $25.00 $42.50 $17.50
Standard 15 min $45.00 $83.20 $38.20
After Hrs short $49.00 $98.80 $49.80
Long 30 min $76.00 $149.95 $73.95
After Hrs long $89.00 $174.30 $85.30
Extended 45 min $80.00 $188.85 $108.85
Other chargeable items can be discussed with your doctor.
Because of the increasing costs of providing our services, our fees are adjusted yearly. Unfortunately, the Medicare rebates have been "frozen" by the Federal Government, so the gap between our fee and the amount you are reimbursed by Medicare is greater. We understand this is a difficult situation for many of our patients, and encourage you to lobby your local federal member, and the Health Minister about this. Veterans Affairs Patients will be bulk billed.
Important information re ordering Scripts.
Requests for scripts and referrals outside of a consultation ( i.e. over phone) routinely incur a fee. Whilst at times Drs may vary this arrangement individually with a patient, administration staff will need to collect this fee prior to the script or referral being issued.
If the script needs to be faxed or posted and patient is not attending then this is most easily done for the patient via HealthEngine or OzDocs Online.
More information about my Script.
The National Prescribing Service (NPS) MedicineWise website provides an online version of leaflets produced by pharmaceutical companies which is available to the general public at www.nps.org.au/medicines
Medicare Safety Net - 2018 New schedule is listed here.
Please go to the website for the latest details
Medicare Online Claiming & EasyClaim
This practice has the capability of processing your Medicare rebate either through our practice Software online or through our EFTPOS terminal.
In order to do this successfully you will need to either
- have lodged your banking details with Medicare,
- lodged them with this practice or
- have in your possession a debit card linked to your bank account
Lejeune is a Accredited Yellow Fever Clinic.
The Australian Government is adopting World Health Organisation advice that the period of protection afforded by yellow fever vaccination will change from 10 years to the duration of the life of the person vaccinated. These changes will take effect on 16 June 2016.
Visit the Department of Health website to view the yellow fever vaccination update.
The cost is $132 + consultation fee with your doctor.
Translated Health Information:
The following websites provide translated material for use by health practitioners and organisations who work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities. It includes a wealth of information about health, including some audio and video files and links. Search by topic or language.
Health Translations Victoria
Find translated health information in a variety of ways. Search by topics or languages.
Multicultural Health Communication NSW Health
Multilingual publications about health, including some audio and video files and links. Search by topic or language.
Health Navigator New Zealand
Some fact sheets about specific topics with pictorial focus (Eg: Iron, calcium, Vitamin D, diabetes)
NPS Medicine Wise
Translated health information about medicines.
The following links are a list of translated online health resources. Although care has been taken to select resources from reliable government departments, peak health bodies, hospitals, community health centres and welfare agencies, Lejeune Family Medical Practice takes no responsibility for translation quality.
Arthritis - Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria has information sheets about Arthritis & Other Musculoskeletal Conditions, medicines, exercise and dealing with pain in Arabic, Croatian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese
Autism – Positive Partnerships have developed a range of resources that have been translated into 6 languages to assist with conversations and shared planning to support a child with diverse learning needs and their family. Arabic, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Breastfeeding information - in different languages
Calcium – An easy to read Calcium factsheet translated to Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Karen, Persian/Farsi, Somali, Tamil by Auckland District Health Board
Child Health (including feeding at various ages) – in limited translated languages
Dental Health Services - Victoria have produced oral health advice and guides in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, English, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Persian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese
Diabetes - Diabetes Australia have resources in English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
Disability and Disability Insurance Scheme
Domestic Violence – Immigrant Women’s Support Service (Qld) have information in Bosnian, Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Japanese, Juba Arabic, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese
Drugs and their effects - Australian Drug Foundation have produced brochures about depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens in Albanian, Amaharic, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Somali, Tigrinya, Vietnamese
Hepatitis B – HepBHelp have fact sheets about Hepatitis B Fact Sheets including for newly diagnosed in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Khmer, Dari, Thai, Burmese, Indonesian, Turkish, Italian, Greek
Hepatitis Queensland - Brochures translated into Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese
Immunisation – Department of Health, Victoria have developed fact sheets about various immunisations, including vaccine side effects. Translated into multiple languages
Influenza - Immunisation Australia have developed an Influenza Fact Sheet for Consumers in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Sinhalese, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese. ‘Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella Information for parents’ available in multiple languages.
Incontinence information – Continence Foundation of Australia provide factsheets and video in multiple languages on pelvic floor exercises for men and women, bladder leakage, childhood bedwetting, constipation and bowel control, prostate and bladder problems, and more to help you learn about healthy bladder and bowel habits.
Iron Deficiency - Easy to read factsheet developed by the Refugee Health Collaborative at Auckland District Health Board in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Somali, Tamil, Karen and Persian Farsi
Parenting - Includes: safe bathing, nappy changing, wrapping a newborn, bottle and formula preparation and small amount of information about cerebral palsy, down syndrome, hearing impairment, vision impairment and Fragile X Syndrome
Multicultural Mental Health Australia have translated information about mental health conditions into multiple languages.
Transcultural Mental Health Centre (NSW) have brochures about A good night's sleep, Problem solving and setting goals, Promoting wellbeing, Stress and stress management available in various languages
SANE Australia have translated 10 factsheets into Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (Simplified, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Queensland Health Community Nutrition Unit have provided translated pictorial resources about providing health drinks for your children, preparing health lunches for your children and a resource on having safe kitchens and safe food in Australia. In English, Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Karen, Somali, Kurdish – Kurmanii, Kurdish – Sorani, Swahili, Tigrinya. It is also available in MP3 Audio version for Dinka and Kirundi.
The Department of Health have ‘Get Up and Grow’ resources to provide families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and physical activity in young children. Translated into Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Korean, Indonesian, Malaysian, Arabic, Turkish and Spanish
Pap Screen Victoria publishes resources in a variety of languages about Pap tests HPV and cervical cancer.
Renal Resource Centre – Kidney Failure Treatment options brochures in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese
Quit Smoking – Quit line - Resources in multiple languages
Safe sleeping – SIDS and Kids - Safe Sleeping tip sheets in multiple languages
Vitamin D Deficiency - Easy to read fact sheet in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Somali, Tamil, Persian Farsi, Karen and Nepali developed by Refugee Health Network by Auckland District Health Board
Other Translated information available
The Australian Government Department of Social Services has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage.
Information for tenants is available in many languages from the Residential Tenancies Authority
Original resource from: https://www.materonline.org.au/services/refugee-services/refugee-health-resources/resources-for-patients/translated-health-information