Call us directly: (02) 8068 2490

3 Montague Street Balmain, 2041 View Location

Appointments

The team at Doctors on Darling will make every effort to accommodate your preferred time and doctor. However, when this is not possible, you will be offered the first available appointment with any doctor.

New Patients Welcome

Making an Appointment

To schedule an appointment please contact reception on (02) 8068 2490 or use the application below.

Doctors on Darling operates an appointment based system, one patient per appointment. To assist us to run on time, if you feel you require a longer appointment to address numerous or complex issues, or if you have more than one family member to be seen,  please advise reception at time of booking. When booking online and a longer appointment is required, please note this in the comments section. Also, when booking online for multiple patients, please book one appointment per patient.

On Saturdays, unfortunately we are no longer able to run walk in clinics and all patients are required to make an appointment. Please always call on the day if you can not see any available appointments online, as in many cases, the status of an appointment can change and people do cancel without enough notice showing online for other patients.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate your preferred time and doctor, when this is not possible you will be offered the first available  appointment with any available doctor.

Parking and Access:
Access is available by Montague Street (stairs) and also Llewellyn St (ramp access). An internal lift is accessible.

Disability parking is available in the secure basement, for access please call reception on arrival.

Montague Street offers 4 hours metered parking whilst Llewellyn Street offers 2 hours unmetered parking.

Schedule an appointment today by phoning our friendly reception team on (02) 8068 2490 or using the below application

Cancellations

Please advise Reception in advance if you are unable to make your appointment to enable the appointment to be offered to another patient in need.

For pre-booked appointments, SMS reminders are sent to the nominated mobile number. Cancellation fees may apply if you fail to notify Reception within 3 hours of your appointment time.

SMS Appointment and Reminder System

The Doctors at this medical practice will include you (unless we are otherwise notified) into our database for SMS reminders such as appointments or clinical e.g.) pap smears, immunisations and other preventative health care issues. Patients can opt in or out of SMS reminders at any point by notifying our reception team. In this instance, you may receive a telephone reminder or a reminder sent in the mail.

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am to 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am to 6pm
Thursday 7:30am to 6pm
Friday 7:30am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm
Sunday We are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

 After Hours Assistance

For all emergencies, please dial 000 and ask for an ambulance, or go directly to your local hospital’s emergency department.

Otherwise, for nun-urgent after hours assistance including home visits, please contact Sydney Medical Service on 1300 466 347

This service provides bulk billing for patients holding a valid Medicare card, Pensioner/Seniors card or Veteran’s Affairs card.

Home visits are available from

Monday to Friday 6pm to 8am (Phones open from 4pm)
Saturday 12noon until 8am on Monday (Phones open from 10am Saturday morning)
Sunday 24 Hours until 8am on Monday
Public Holidays 24 Hours

For more information regarding this service please visit www.sydmed.com.au

Practice Fees

Consult Length Fee (paid at time of consultation) Medicare Rebate Out of Pocket (Gap)
Standard < 20 mins $ 80 $ 37.05 $ 42.95
Extended 20-40 mins $ 120 $ 71.70 $ 48.30
Prolonged > 40 mins $ 160 $ 105.55 $ 54.45

Additional fees apply for certain procedures, home visits, dressings and certain immunisations. If this is the case, your doctor will inform you of this prior to their use.
All consultations on Saturdays incur an additional $5 charge.
Note: Dr Hungerford consultations are 1 hour in duration at a fee of $ 300, this results in an out of pocket fee of $ 194.45.

Medicare Rebates

After the consultation is paid, Medicare rebates are available on the spot, subject to Medicare approval.

Bulk billing is only available to certain concession card holders. Please ask reception whether this applies to you.

 

Home Visits

Home visits are available to those patients who are unable to attend the practice due to a clinical condition, and as approved by the Doctor. Fees for home visits vary according to the length of the visit.

Emergency Contact Numbers

General Emergency                            000

Ambulance Bookings                         131 233

Poisons Info Line                               131 126

 

Balmain GP Casualty                        (02) 9395 2155

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital             (02) 9515 6111

St Vincent’s Hospital                        (02) 8382 1111

 

Balmain Police Station                    (02) 9556 0624