Bridging Healthcare prioritises partnerships in health, whilst keeping the patient at the centre of care.

What's Bridging Healthcare?

Bridging Healthcare and Capital Chemist Wanniassa have collaborated to provide a new clinical service for residents of South Canberra.

We're co-located within the Capital Chemist pharmacy at Wanniassa.

This innovative clinical service offers increased access to timely, effective and person-centred care by a highly qualified and knowledgeable nurse practitioner.

We offer many of the services you can obtain at a general practice, whilst providing the convenience of one-stop-shop:

  • Repeat prescriptions for most medicines
  • Health screening
  • Vaccinations and travel advice
  • Treatment for minor illnesses

Bridging Healthcare facilitates comprehensive, collaborative care.

Want your care communicated with your usual health provider?
No problem, Bridging Healthcare can help!

Bridging Healthcare focuses on prevention, as opposed to reactive care.

  • Do you feel you've had a comprehensive, head-to-toe health assessment recently?

  • Do you feel you have ownership of your long-term health condition?

  • Do you feel empowered to make decisions impacting upon your health?

Come in for your bulk-billed initial assessment to help you find the answers to your healthcare needs.
Choose a location
Bridging Healthcare (Co-located with Capital Chemist)
12 Sangster Place, Wanniassa ACT 2903

Questions?

What's a nurse practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse endorsed by the national nursing regulatory authority (the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) to function autonomously in an advanced capacity.

NPs are able to independently:
  • Perform advanced and comprehensive physical examinations;
  • Diagnose;
  • Prescribe medicines;
  • Request diagnostic tests, such as X-Rays and blood tests;
  • Refer to medical specialists and allied health professionals.

For more information about NPs, click
HERE or watch the video below.
What kind of services do you provide?

We provide care for minor illnesses, as well as assess and treat many common long-term health conditions, such diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Our NP also has expertise in the management of heart and lung conditions.

We provide expert preventative healthcare, including:
  • Wellness checkups
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel advice
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Contraception advice
  • PrEP HIV Prevention
  • Weight loss counselling
  • Smoking cessation
  • Ear irrigation for wax
  • INR testing

We provide sick certificates for verifiable acute illnesses.
Do you bulk bill?

All initial consultations (except on public holidays) are bulk-billed to ensure there are no financial pressures impacting upon your initial intake appointment.

Should you see us and we can't provide what you require, there will be no out-of-pocket costs to you.
How much do your services cost?

Fees for Medicare Card Holders

All professional attendances are Medicare rebateable.

There is a
$30 out-of-pocket cost to persons aged 12 and older (after Medicare rebate).

There is a
$10 out-of-pocket cost for persons younger than age 12 (after Medicare rebate).

There is an additional
$5 fee for INR testing.

Credit or debit card payments accepted only.

Fees for Non-Medicare Card Holders

Consultation fees are based upon the time spent with you.

The following prices reflect a person who is aged 12 or greater:

  • $48.00 for a consultation less than 20 minutes.
  • $64.00 for a 20 minutes - 39 minutes consultation.
  • $80.00 for a 40 minute or greater consultation.

What can't you do as a nurse practitioner?

There's actually very little that we can't do compared to what you see in general practice.

However, we do not provide prescriptions for benzodiazepines (such as Ativan or Valium) or opioids (such as Endone or Panadeine Forte) without a written management plan that has been developed and agreed upon with your general practitioner.

There are certain diagnostic tests, such as CT-scans and MRIs, that if ordered by your GP would normally attract a Medicare subsidy to reduce your out of pocket costs. However, such diagnostic tests will not attract a subsidy if ordered by a nurse practitioner.

In the ACT there are some government forms, such as workers compensation, Centrelink and driver's license medicals that we cannot sign.

In the event we are unable to meet your healthcare needs, we will work with you to ensure you get the care you require, whilst minimising your out of pocket costs.
How do I book an appointment?

Booking an appointment is as easy as calling or walking into the pharmacy and speaking to one of the staff.

  • Call direct to (02) 6100 3011; or
  • Call Capital Chemist Wanniassa at (02) 6231 6446

Alternatively, you can register your details with Bridging Health and book an appointment using our patient app.

To download the app, or read more about the app features check out
THIS WEBPAGE.
I'm having an issue with the MediRecords App. Can you help?

Bridging Healthcare does not provide IT-related support but will do its best to help with basic issues relating to the MediRecords app. Just come in to the pharmacy and one of our staff can try and assist.

The app developer provides comprehensive support for patient inquiries relating to the app.

Please call the MediRecords team at 1300 103 903, visit their
WEBSITE or email them at support@medirecords.com
I have feedback about the care I've received. Who do I talk to?

We recommend you contact Bridging Healthcare as a first point of call.

You can reach us through:
  • Capital Chemist Wanniassa: (02) 6231 6446;
  • Our direct line: (02) 6100 3011.

You can also provide feedback using our
CONTACT FORM.


What's needed for new patients?

Thinking about signing on with Bridging Healthcare?

If you want to save time at your first appointment, please fill out the relevant patient registration form below:

  • Adult Patient Registration Form
  • Child/Adolescent Registration Form (14 or Younger)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your registration please let us know!

You can save time by registering your information with the practice through our secure patient app. Check out the
MediRecords App for more information.

This is a safe space for you and your family.

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Hours of Operation:
Mondays 8:30AM - 5PM
Tuesdays 11AM - 7:30PM

As this is a new service, we will be periodically reviewing our hours to meet community needs.