We are a General Medical Practice in Yorkeys Knob offering high quality patient care.
Dr Brian Baker specialises in Chronic Disease, Aged and Palliative care.
YPCC delivers quality and safe primary medial heath care in a caring professional environment, to those patients who are able to attend our clinic.
Dr Baker provides safe and compassionate healthcare to nursing home residents in Cairns who are unable to attend our clinic. YPCC is the contact basis for this service, ensuring the needs of patients and their families are met. Home visits are available.
YPCC provides remote health care, for patients living remotely, and those travelling around Australia. Patients will be able to access a range of services from prescriptions, investigations referrals and video consultations. An internet connection is required for these services.
DIAL 000 IMMEDIATLEY FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
To offer our patients the care and time they deserve Yorkeys Primary Care Centre operates on an appointment only system. Appointments can be made on line or by calling 07 4220 9884 Mon – Fri 7.00am to 5.00pm.
At YPCC we set aside time every day for urgent appointments, for these appointments please call 07 4220 9884 as these appointment times will not be available online.
Please present to reception prior to your consultation. All patients will be asked three identifying questions i.e. name, date of birth and address. We understand this can be frustrating for our regular patients however it is imperative to have correct patient identification to ensure we deliver the correct treatment care and results, specifically for you.
DIAL 000 IMMEDIATLEY FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Yorkeys Primary Care Centre has a service agreement with Dial a Doctor to provide after-hours care for our patients. For non-urgent after-hours medical care please call dial a doctor on 1300 030 030.
Yorkeys Primary Care Centre is a mixed billing clinic.
FEES AT CONSULTING ROOMS
|CONSULTATION||ITEM NO||FEE||REBATE||OUT OF POCKET|
|Standard Consultation||23||$ 78.00||$ 38.20||$ 39.80|
|Long Consultation||36||$120.00||$ 73.95||$ 46.05|
Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, cheque or EFTPOS. We offer online claiming – paid into your bank account registered with Medicare and/or Tyro Medicare rebate – paid directly into your cheque or savings account.
Yorkey’s Primary Care Centre bulk bill Pensioners, Children 16 years and under, Veteran Affairs, Patients with Chronic Illnesses and Indigenous patients.
No one likes to be kept waiting, and our staff respect this and try to adhere to appointment times. The unpredictable nature of a general medical practice means that consultations may last longer than anticipated, or an emergency may occur. We sincerely regret any inconvenience that maybe caused. Our reception staff will always try to give you a phone call advising of any delay.
We know it can sometimes be difficult to remember appointments, that is why we have a computerised recall system. Our patients are reminded to attend appointments by telephone and SMS. We are committed to preventative health care and will send reminders when you are due for follow up appointments. If you do not wish to be part of this system, please let us know.
HOME VISITS –Where safe and reasonable, our practice makes visits to regular practice patients in their homes, aged or residential care facilities, or in hospitals within and outside of normal working hours. All patients are made aware that home and other visits are a suitable care alternative that is available both within and outside normal opening hours and that the provision of a home or other visit is determined by the patient meeting pre-determined eligibility criteria
PRESCRIPTIONS AND REFERRALS
Repeat prescriptions can be requested on our web site using HotDoc. Your Doctor will review the request and you will be advised via email if the request was accepted, or if you need to make an appointment. A fee of $15.00 will be charged for prescriptions collected from YPCC or a $20.00 fee will be charged, if you would prefer to have the prescription faxed and posted to your Pharmacy.
All referrals require an appointment with your General Practitioner.
It is the policy of this practice to contact you, if we are concerned about your results. We will always make a follow up appointment with you if it is necessary. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss your results with your Doctor.
- Whatever your preferred language, we can help you organise an interpreter to assist with any language barriers. The centre also arranges interpreters through NABS, National Auslan Interpreter Service, for our deaf patients.
- NABS National Auslan Website: https://www.nabs.org.au
- Yorkeys Primary Care Centre utilises the Telephone Interpreter Service 1300131450 when required. We can organise an “over the phone” service or with 48 hours notice an “on-site” service. Telephone Interpreting Services website http:// multicultural.qld.gov.au/services-resources/translatinginterpreting-services/
- Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
TELEPHONING YOUR DOCTOR
Doctors at this practice can receive phone calls when time permits. If busy, or involved with another patient, they may elect to call you back after hours. Please advise if it is an emergency, and our Reception staff will advise the Doctor of your call immediately. Receptionists are not medical professionals and are restricted from disclosing your results or condition.
All patients attending this practice are asked to provide signed consent to agree or disagree to be communicated with us in this manner (sms and email). A copy of our communication policy is available at reception
Patients should not use email to contact the practice in an emergency. Our practice email accounts, for patients and stakeholders is for non-urgent communication.
All electronic communication used at YPCC including secured encrypted emails, faxes and sms correspondence will comply with the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988.
Electronic communication regarding your health will be recorded into your health record.
PRIVACY AND HEALTH INFORMATION
We appreciate patient feedback. Please speak to our receptionist and/or place your comments in our suggestion box located in the waiting room.
From time to time this practice invites patient to complete questionnaires on their view of the Practice and how it could be improved. These surveys are completely confidential We believe that problems are best dealt with through the practice and we want to know if you are concerned about any aspect of our service. Our goal is to provide a quality, safe, caring service in a comfortable welcoming atmosphere. If you have any concerns please contact our Practice Manager on 4220 9884. However, if you feel there is a complaint you may wish to take outside, you may prefer to contact –
Health Quality and Complaints Commission’
Office of the Health Ombudsman
Complaints and Information
PO Box 13281
Telephone: 133 646
Please speak to reception or go to our website for more information and fees relating to Remote Health.
We look forward to continually providing you, with excellent health care, at home or away