Medications may be harmful if not prescribed or used appropriately.
As a general statement Glen Forrest Medical Centre will not, for legal and medical reasons, be issuing repeat prescriptions without an appointment for most medications but in particular for: blood pressure, heart, pain, cholesterol, diabetes, tranquilisers, anti-depressants, asthma, cortisone, antibiotics and prescriptions requiring an authority application.
If a Doctor is available the patient will be given an appointment to attend the Doctor on the day requested. The appointment will be for a prescription only.
The cost of the consultation to discuss the requested medication will depend on the time taken by the Doctor to discuss the medication and print a prescription for the medication and is at the discretion of the Doctor.
If a Doctor is not available the request will be given to a Doctor. The patient must provide the name and dosage of the medication/s required. The Doctor, on reviewing the patient’s notes and the prescription request, may issue a prescription without an appointment, but generally the Doctor will ask the patient to attend for a consultation.
The cost of a prescription without a consultation is $20.00 and will be actioned within 24 to 48 hours.