QML Change of Hours

As of next Monday the 23rd April, QML Pathology will have new opening hours
within our Practice. There will now be 2 sessions, one in the morning and afternoon.
Morning: 7.30pm – 12.45pm
Afternoon: 1.45pm – 4pm

Influenza Vaccines

We have received our Public flu vaccinations. We are running flu clinics twice daily for your convenience.
These clinics are for all patients private and public who would like a vaccination against influenza.
Please phone 4051 6299 to book an appointment.

Meningococcal Vaccines

The Staff and Doctors at Barrier Reef Medical Centre would like to advise that we offer vaccinations for a severe form of bacterial meningitis called Nisseria Meningitis “B type”. We know that many people do not understand that “Meningococcal” disease actually refers to infection of several possible strains of bacteria that routine vaccination in Australia has until recently not covered, the “C type” for infants and the “ACW and Y” types for adolescents. That unfortunately leaves out the “B Type” vaccine, that protects against one of the most commonly seen infectious bacterial meningitis strains in our population.

Infants can be protected from the B strain with vaccination from 2 months old and children and older teens can be protected as well.

If you are interested in speaking with our Doctors and Nurses about the Meningitis B vaccine, or any other wide variety of vaccinations we offer, please call and make an appointment with your GP.

We look forward to hearing from you.

My Health Record

Our policy for uploading health summaries ensured that only once your permission is given in your consult, a Health Summary is uploaded to your file. Only information you permit is uploaded. If you do not wish to share certain information, you have the right to block it from being uploaded. No information is uploaded without your consent. BRMC’s My Health Record policy is to give only our Doctors access to your file.

Secure Website

We have now installed an SSL certificate to our entire website to ensure your personal details are 100% secure. All information when making appointments online and requesting prescription repeats is now secure. Our privacy policy has been reviewed and is now in line with the NPP. Recent articles have detailed a spike in identity theft, so we are upgrading all policies to make sure your information is safe.

Saturday Female Doctor

We are pleased to announce Dr Katrina Marshall has commenced working the FIRST SATURDAY of each month from 8:30am – 12:00pm. Please make an appointment here online or by phoning the Medical Centre on 4051 6299.

New Shingles Vaccination Program

From 1st November 2016, the shingles vaccine is provided FREE for people aged 70 years, with a five year catch-up program available for people aged 71-79 years.

Shingles is a painful blistering rash that can be readily prevented by this vaccine.

To receive the free immunisation, please contact us on 4051 6299 for an appointment with your Doctor or make an appointment online at www.brmc.com.au. It is important to note that although the vaccine is provided at no cost, a consultation fee may apply.

New Practice Partnership

Dr Ian Bennett is pleased to announce that Dr Carl Vogler, Dr Katrina Marshall and Dr Anthony Morice have joined him in the ownership of the Barrier Reef Medical Centre. They look forward to continuing the quality care that has been offered over the past 30 years.