Chapel Gate Medical Centre adopts the Medicare Benefits Schedule Requirements for all General Practice Services. Please note that a standard 15-minute consultation allows time for the discussion of one medical issue – if you have multiple issues to raise, please mention this to reception to allow an appropriate appointment length. This limits the possibility that our practitioners will be delayed and allows patients to be seen on time.
Dr Zulfia Tyncherov and Dr Eugene Kalnin are fluent Russian speakers and are able to cater to Russian-speaking patients.
Work Cover Consultations
At Chapel Gate Medical Centre we are able to provide patients with medical treatments related to Work Cover Injuries. Dr Hok-Ming Lee, Dr Paul Harms & Dr Eugene Kalnin have extensive knowledge in this area of service. Please contact reception for more information on our Work Cover processes.
The doctors at Chapel Gate can carry out minor procedures such as suturing, suture removal, excisions, biopsies, cast setting and removal, cryotherapy and wound management.
At Chapel Gate Medical Centre we deal with a variety of triage cases and management including workplace injuries. Our nursing team aims to quickly identify the patients’ needs and determine which doctor is best suited to assist them in the triage process.
If you have an ongoing medical condition you may be eligible for a Care Plan through Medicare. This provides you with 5 subsidized visits (Annually) to allied health practitioners i.e. dieticians, diabetes educators, podiatrists, chiropractors, osteopaths etc.
Care Plan Appointments:
Nurse – 45 Mins- The nursing staff will take an initial set of observations and draw up the care plan ready for the doctor to sign off.
Doctor – 15mins – Afterwards you will be required to see the doctor to read and sign off on the care plan for 15 mins
Having your child immunised helps protect them against serious childhood diseases. The Victorian childhood immunisation schedule states which vaccines are due and at what age, and are routinely free of charge for all Victorian children under the national immunisation program.
Chapel Gate Medical Centre provides a number of adult vaccines. Vaccines can lower your chance of contracting certain diseases. They work with the body’s natural defences to safely develop immunity. You have a busy life and too much responsibility to risk getting sick. Vaccines can help you stay healthy so you don’t miss work and you have time for your family, friends and hobbies.
Chapel Gate Medical Centre provides detailed travel advice and have an extensive range of vaccinations including yellow fever. Yellow fever should be given 10 days prior to entering a country that requires the yellow fever certificate. Travel vaccine appointments should be made 4-6 weeks before departure as some vaccines require a number of doses that must be spaced out and given over time. Call ahead if you have any queries as to our stock of particular vaccines.
Mental health care plans are available to Medicare eligible patients who are experiencing emotional health problems. This entails a 30 minute appointment with your GP who will refer you to a psychologist of your choice. Within your mental health care plan you will receive 6 subsidized psychology consultations. If you require further sessions you will be able to come back to your GP for a review of your Mental Health Care Plan and receive a further 4 psychology visits. The total of subsidized visits a patient is eligible for per calendar year is 10.
We have 2 psychology services within the Chapel Gate Medical Centre complex for your convenience.
Antenatal Shared Care
Shared care is an arrangement between a local practitioner and birthing hospital or other birth setting to care for you through your pregnancy. You see your GP for most routine pregnancy appointments, and you also have hospital appointments (milestones) in early and later pregnancy. Shared care is a great way to build rapport with your GP and for continued care once your baby is born. Dr Zulfia Tyncherov has shared care arrangements with the following health services:
• The Royal Women’s Hospital
• Clayton, (Monash Health)
• Werribee Mercy Hospital (Mercy Health) & Outpatients Clinic
• Djerriwarrh Health Service (Mercy Health)
• Sunshine Hospital (Mercy Health)
• Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health)
• Casey Hospital (Monash Health)
• Sunshine Hospital (Mercy Health)
• Werribee Hospital (Mercy Health)
• Sandringham Hospital (Alfred Health)
6 week check up
6 week check-up appointments consist of:
Please book a 30 min appointment for both yourself and your newborn, total appointment length needed 1 hour.
Implanon insertion and removal, Mirena
We provide Implanon insertion and removal. It is a highly effective, long-acting reversible contraceptive method, which is suitable for most women. Implanon appointments require an initial standard 15 minute consultation to discuss the procedure with your GP and a subsequent procedure appointment on an alternative day.
It is recommended that Men see their GP on an annual basis.
Men have specific health needs that require attention at various points throughout their lifetime.
Men’s Health checks involve the prevention and early detection of common medical conditions
Our GP’s are have extensive knowledge in children’s health. Some of the services you may want to consider for your child includes the following:
- Newborn and toddler health
- General health checks
- 4-5 year old “healthy kid’s check” assessing school readiness
- Vaccinations and immunization
- Monitoring development
- Childhood Milestones
- Immunisation and Health Promotion
- Healthy Kid checks 3-4 yrs
- Access readiness for school provide opportunities for early screening for visual acuity, hearing, coordination
In 2016 Melbourne saw a major outbreak in asthma related health issues during a thunderstorm that led to high levels of pollen allergen particles being released into the air.
This event resulted in large numbers of people suffering severe asthma attacks with many people requiring emergency admission.
Thunderstorm asthma season falls between the 1st of October to the 1st of December.
An Asthma Action Plan is an effective tool to help to manage Asthma and is recommended for both adults and children who have asthma and/or hay fever.
A health assessment means the assessment of a patient’s health and physical, psychological and social function and consideration of whether preventive health care and education should be offered to the patient, to improve that patient’s health and physical, psychological and social function.
Medicare offer health assessments to ‘at risk’ demographics and these demographics will be fully funded by Medicare.
1. Over the age of 75 years (Annually)
2. 55 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders (Annually)
3. Between the ages of 45 to 49 and at risk of developing chronic disease (Once)
4. People 40-49 yrs. (Inc.) high risk of developing type 2 diabetes determined by Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment (Once every 3 years)
5. Permanent residents of a Residential Aged Care Facility (Annually)
6. People who have an intellectual disability (Annually)
7. Humanitarian who reside in Australia, access to Medicare services, including refugees, Special Humanitarian Program and Protection Program entrants (Once)
8. Former serving members of the Australian Defence Force including former members of permanent & reserve forces (Once)
Pre Employment Medicals
Pre-employment medicals require a 30 minute appointment to complete, the relevant documentation. Fees differ for pre-employment medicals. Please contact reception for more information.
Some occupations increase your risk of illness. Our doctors aim to ensure high standards of health and safety at work are maintained with patient education.
Chapel Gate Medical Centre uses an in-house after hour’s service. Please contact the clinic for the contact details of our locum service.
Melbourne Pathology is open from 8am – 4:30pm Monday- Friday on Level 1 of the Chapel Gate complex.
You do not require an appointment for pathology.
If you have enquires regarding Melbourne Pathology, please contact: (03) 9525 2314
Our friendly nursing staff are able to perform ECG’s on site for your convenience.