Cabrini General Practice

Our well-established family GP clinic treats all common medical conditions. Our team of medical practitioners focuses on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care. 

General Inquiries

Phone: (03) 9571 9933
Fax: (03) 9571 3604

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday
8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Saturday
8.30 am – 11.00 am

For emergencies call 000 | For after hours medical service call the National Home Doctor Service 13 74 25

Referral

This service does not require a referral.

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Locations

Cabrini General Practice
992 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South VIC 3162
(03) 9571 9933

About our General Practice

Cabrini General Practice was established in 2015. We are part of the larger Cabrini Health organisation connecting us to Cabrini's acute hospital facilities in Malvern and Brighton, and to highly skilled medical and surgical specialists. We are committed to providing comprehensive general practice medical care and support to all of our patients and their families. For your convenience we offer an online appointment booking system and provide access to both female and male GPs. 



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To view our available appointments and book online

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Consultation is by appointment only, however urgent cases will always be seen. 

  • Standard appointments are 15 minutes in duration. 
  • Non-standard appointments such as full medical checks and travel vaccinations will require a longer appointment. Please inform our receptionist at the time of booking of your requirement. 

For continuity of care, when making an appointment we make every endeavour to ensure you have the opportunity to see your preferred GP. However, from time-to-time, your GP may be unavailable or not consulting on the day. Our team will try and assist by offering you an alternative Medical Practitioner and/or appointment time. 

    Please call us on (03) 9571 9933 to find out about availability and waiting times.

Services we offer

Our experienced team provides expert medical care including: 

Blood sugar testing on-the-spot
Breast checks
Certification e.g. multi-purpose taxi, disabled parking etc
Cryotherapy
Department of Social Security examinations
Diathermy
Dressings for ulcers and other wounds
Follow-up/reminder letters for pap smears, blood tests etc
Full medical checks (a triple appointment must be made)
Immunisations for children, adults and travel purposes
Minor surgical procedures
Pap smears
Pathology testing e.g. cholesterol, sugar, blood count, electro-cardiogram etc
Postage checks

General Medical Services

  • Blood sugar testing
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Pathology and medical testing
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals 
  • Treatment of lacerations and fractures
  • Wound dressing
Immunisations and Vaccinations

  • Adult and Child immunisation
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Travel vaccinations
Women's Health
 
  • Breast checks
  • Breast screening referrals (for Mammograms)
  • Pap Smears
  • Post-natal checks (mother and baby)
  • Pregnancy testing

Medical Examinations and Health Checks

  • Full medical checks
  • Certification of Disability (e.g. disabled parking)
  • Dept. of Social Security examinations
  • Veterans' Affairs examinations and referrals
  • VicRoads examinations
  • WorkCover examinations
Skin Checks and Mole Screening
 
  • Diathermy skin treatments (e.g. warts, spider veins)
  • Skin screening services
  • Skin lesion biopsy or excision

It's time for your flu vaccination

Flu is a highly contagious viral infection which is most common in the cooler months. Flu is different from the common cold as it can cause severe illness and life threatening complications that require hospitalisation.

Cabrini General Practice is offering seasonal flu vaccinations. You can book an appointment for our flu vaccination clinic and if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination, there will be no appointment charge.

Flu Vaccine appointments are now available

Flu vaccination is recommended for all people aged 6 months and older. However people who are at increased risk from the complications of flu can receive a free flu vaccination under the National Immunisation Program. These people include:

  • People aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait people aged six months to less than five years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are aged 15 years and over
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza

Call us on 9571 9933 and speak to one of our reception staff to organise your flu vaccination.

For more information please visit the Department of Health Website

 

About our fees

Monday to Friday

  • Pension Card holders will receive a discounted fee of $25 out-of-pocket cost for all consultations.
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs patients will be bulk billed.
  • Children under 16 years of age will be bulk billed.
  • Adults will be billed an amount that is approximately in line with the standard Australian Medical Association rate.

Saturday

  • Pension Card and Healthcare card holders will be billed $63 for a standard consultation.
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs patients will be bulk billed.
  • Children under 16 years of age will be billed a $25 out-of-pocket cost.
  • Adults will be billed $90 for a standard consultation.

Please note that all consultation fees are payable on the day of your appointment. In case you have any further questions on our fees, please ask our receptionist at the time of booking. Information on our basic fees is also available at the reception desk. 

Additional information

  • Referrals and scripts are only available to patients where the request has previously been discussed as part of a consultation. Patients must have been seen within three months.
  • Patients who fail to attend an appointment without at least two hours’ notice will be charged a fee of $35 which is non-refundable from Medicare unless the failure to attend the appointment is due to a true emergency.

Home visits

Dr Lewis does home visits, including nursing homes, supported residential services and the Oak Grange Retirement Village.

Commonly asked questions

  • Will I receive reminders from the Cabrini General Practice?

    This practice routinely sends out reminders and recalls for tests and appointments. If you do not wish to receive these, please inform the doctor.

  • Will the Cabrini General Practice share my personal information with anyone else?

    Please be assured that your privacy will be protected. All patient consultations and medical records are kept strictly confidential.

    All patient information is treated with the utmost regard to the patient privacy and confidentiality. No information is disposed of without first being shredded. All patient files (including those of patients who have moved on to other areas or those who are deceased) are kept indefinitely in storage at the surgery. Computer records are secured with passwords and are backed up twice daily with backups being kept off-site.

  • How do I obtain my test results?

    In most instances, and unless the doctor has indicated otherwise, results of tests may be given by the doctor over the phone. If the doctor is unable to attend the phone, he/she will return your call later the same day. The same applies to phone calls for other reasons. If a longer conversation is envisaged, patients are asked to make an appointment rather than a telephone call.

  • Are the instruments you use safe and sterile?

    All re-usable instruments are sterilised by Melbourne Day Surgery and arrive at the surgery in sealed, sterile packs. All needles, syringes, sutures, scalpel blades and vaginal speculae are fully disposable and are used only once.

  • How do I obtain a referral to a specialist or other healthcare practitioner?

    An appointment is necessary in order to obtain new referrals. Ongoing referrals can be obtained at an out of pocket charge of $25 or by appointment. We provide referrals for;

    Medical Specialists and other Healthcare practitioners including: 

    • Accredited Cabrini medical and surgical specialists
    • Cabrini Allied Health professionals or community services e.g. podiatry, occupational therapy, dietetics and physiotherapy

     

    Important Note: By law, referrals to specialists must be obtained prior to specialist consultation and cannot be back-dated.

    Community Services including: 

    • Royal District Nursing Service
    • Meals on wheels
    • Home Help
    • Veteran's Affairs referrals

     

    Screening tests including: 

    • Mammogram
    • Bone Density tests
    • Insurance examinations
  • What if I just need a script (prescription)?

    Patients are asked to attend the practice for prescriptions unless they have previously discussed their needs with the doctor. Ongoing repeat prescriptions may be obtained at the doctor’s discretion at a charge of $25.

  • Is the Cabrini General Practice accredited?

    The Cabrini General Practice has achieved full accreditation with Australian General Practice Accreditation Ltd, a body set up by the Australian Government to oversee general practice accreditation. It was the first practice to be so accredited in the whole of Victoria.

  • What if I have a question, comment or complaint?

    If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery on 9571 9933. Our staff will be only too happy to assist.

    If you are unhappy with anything we have told you or done for you, please do not hesitate to contact surgery staff to discuss the matter. We believe that problems are best dealt with within the practice but if we are unable to resolve the problem, you may wish to contact:

    Health Services Commissioner

    Level 10, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne

    ph (03) 9655 5200

    Free call 1800 136 066

    Fax (03) 9655 5219