Your Practice Websites First Visit Page
The best time to answer patients is when they are asking them. Many visitors to your website are first time patients and answering What's Next ... Questions is important.
The purpose of your website's first visit page is to put patients at ease and answer as many of the basic operational questions as are appropriate
What Does a New Patient Need to Bring?
- Medicare, DVA or Pension Card
- Private Hospital Insurance Details
- List of Current Medications
- Your Medical and Family History
- Current Diet and Exercise
- Drivers license or valid ID
- Referral Letter (GP, Doctor or Physio)
- X Rays, MRI or CT scans
- Copies of Pathology Reports
- Allergies to pharmaceuticals or other
- Relevant Journal or Travel Plans
- Employer’s Letter (if Work cover)
Possible First Visit Page Links
- Patient Support
- Interpreter Services
- Top 5 Questions
- Cancellation Policy
- Late Arrival Policy
- Care Plans
- New Patient Form
- Location & Parking
- Preparation Page
- What to Expect
- Payment Policy
- Appointment Policy
APPOINTMENTS TIMING (Examples)
Before you make an appointment please consider the following:
- The best time to visit your gynaecologist is one week after your menstrual period as your may require a pap smear which cannot be obtained if you are menstruating.
- Avoid douching or using vaginal creams at least three days before your appointment.
- It is important to be as relaxed as possible during any examination. Try taking deep slow breaths, relax and think of something pleasant.
- Prepare a list of questions you want to ask your doctor about your sexual and reproductive health. It’s easy to forget what you wanted to discuss once you are at the appointment.
Please plan your appointment appropriately or reschedule if necessary.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT?
During your first visit you and [doctor] will discuss general health, past history, family history, gynaecological history, sexual health, and lifestyle
It is important to be honest as it provides [doctor] with valuable information needed to assess and properly treat you.
We want you to feel free to discuss openly any questions or voice any concerns you may have without reluctance or hesitation, as anything dealing with your health is of extreme importance.
THE PELVIC EXAMINATION
[doctor] may need to perform an examination. This may involve
- breast examination to look for any abnormal masses or discharge
- pelvic exam to assess for the presence of any abnormalities both externally and internally
HOW LONG WILL THE APPOINTMENT BE?
As a guide please consider the average duration as being:
- Initial Consultation
- Pap Smear
- Follow Up Appointments
CAN I BRING A FRIEND?
CAN YOU ARRANGE AN INTERPRETER?
An interpreter can arranged upon request, typically this is done over the online. Please let us know at the time of making the appointment
[doctor]'s practice is a private service provider, this means typically payment in full is expected at the time of the appointment. Patient are then able to claim some of the fee back from Medicare if you have a referral letter.
A percentage of the fee may also be claimed from you private health insurance company. Please talk with our reception for further clarification of what is involved