Serving our community for over 50 years.
15-19 Victoria Crescent
Mount Barker SA 5251
Frequently asked questions
Our clinic is located at 15-19 Victoria Crescent in Mount Barker, South Australia. We provide ample on-site parking and are conveniently situated opposite Mount Barker Village which offers a pharmacy, supermarket, and an assortment of fresh produce shops.
Mt Barker Medical Clinic is a mixed billing practice and we ask that consultation fees are paid in full at the time of your appointment. Pensioners and Commonwealth Senior Card holders are billed directly to Medicare.
Mt Barker Medical Clinic does not facilitate walk-in appointments unless a Doctor deems that an urgent consultation is required. This is because most of our Doctors are booked up in advance. To book an appointment online, please visit https://automedsystems.com.au/online/clinics/156/mt-barker-medical-clinic-strathalbyn-branch-strathalbyn-5255/LOC/18/. Alternatively, please call us on 8391 1300.
If your usual doctor is fully booked and you need to see a doctor today, please call us on 8391 1300, and we will, depending on the circumstances, try to book you in with your usual doctor, or if this is not possible, another doctor who has an appointment available.
Yes, in most circumstances you will need to see a Doctor to have a script written. Doctors have a duty of care and need to determine if you should be prescribed a medication based on various factors, or if you should continue or cease taking a medication they may have prescribed for you previously.
A standard consultation time is 15 minutes.
The cost of a standard consultation at Mt Barker Medical Clinic is $78.50 and is exclusive of any materials fee charged for dressings, materials used in procedures, contraceptives, and certain vaccines. However, the Doctor will charge according to the consult provided. A list of consultation fees, including for pensioners, healthcare card holders, veterans, and children under 16 is displayed in the reception area.
A longer consultation time is 30 minutes. If you have numerous or complex medical issues or require a procedure, a longer consultation may be required.
At Mt Barker Medical Clinic, we use a secure automated SMS system to communicate with patients about results. Depending on the test that has been undertaken, a consultation may be required to receive results. It is the patient’s responsibility to follow up on their test results, and we actively encourage our patients to be proactive in their healthcare and book an appointment for results before leaving the clinic.
Unless encryption is used, email is not a secure platform for communicating sensitive information such as test results. Also, to protect your privacy, you should never email personal information such as your birth date, address, Medicare card number, etc. to our clinic.
Regardless of the nature of your visit, you need to book an appointment with a doctor to ensure that you receive the correct level of care. Depending on your individual circumstance, you may also need to see a nurse either before or after your appointment with a doctor. Our reception staff can answer any particular questions you may have about your appointment.
Yes, we have a nurse working at Mt Barker Medical Clinic between Monday and Friday.
Mt Barker Medical Clinic is open between 8:00am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. The earliest appointment time is 8:00am, and the last appointment for the day is 5:15pm. We are also open on Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Yes, we have a large waiting room area where you can likely sit away from other people. Alternatively, please speak with our reception staff when you arrive, and they will arrange an area for you.
Yes, Dr Peter Sargeant, Dr Allison Ramsey, Dr Emma Ramsey, and Dr Sheree Hunt have a special interest in children’s health. Dr Emma Ramsey also has a Diploma in Child Health. All of the doctors at Mt Barker Medical Clinic are trained in children’s health.
Yes, we have several doctors who have significant experience advising on skin cancer medicine. Please speak with your doctor.
Yes, Stephanie Gibbs is our Allied Health Podiatrist. Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience in podiatry and has post-graduate qualifications in Diabetes Education. To book an appointment with Stephanie, please call our reception staff on 8391 1300.