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Online and In-Person Consults Available!
We offer two consultation options: online (telehealth) and in-person. It's easy to book! See below.
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 an assessment to help you identify the answers to your healthcare needs.
Choose a location
Bridging Healthcare (Co-located with Capital Chemist)
12 Sangster Place, Wanniassa ACT 2903

Questions?

How do I book an online (Telehealth) consult?

Medicare Rebates Available!
Online (Telehealth) consultations are a great option for simple requests, such as:

  • general medical advice;
  • sick certificates;
  • prescription renewals; and
  • blood test or imaging request forms.

It's very simple to use! All you need is a tablet or smartphone device and an internet connection to meet. Ideally you should be connected to WiFi or have 3-4 bars on a 4G network.

If using a laptop or computer, it must be connected to a camera, speaker and microphone. It's best if you use Chrome as the web browser. Please call if you feel you don't have the necessary IT requirements.
Phone consultations are also available.

Telehealth consultations are bulk-billed if you:

  • Are aged 70+; or
  • Are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and aged 50+; or
  • Are immune compromised or are on medicines that compromise your immune system; or
  • Have COVID-19 and are in quarantine; or
  • Are awaiting test results for COVID-19 and are in isolation; or
  • Had a close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

If you don't meet those criteria a video consultation will cost $50, but Medicare rebates are available
. The consultation fee is taken via credit/debit card before the consultation begins.

**NOTE: Prescription renewals will not be given for medicines that are associated with dependency, such as opiates (e.g. Endone, Panadeine Forte) or benzodiazepines (e.g. Valium, Ativan). In addition, medicines cannot be written for Tasmanian residents.
To book a Telehealth consultation, please click below:
How do I book an in-person consult?

Booking an in-person (face-to-face) consult is easy by using our online booking link below.

Alternatively, you can book an in-person appointment by 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
In-person consults available on Mondays and Tuesdays (including most holidays).
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 and independently 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.
In-person consults available on most Mondays and Tuesdays (including holidays)!
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
  • Cryotherapy for skin lesions (e.g. warts)
  • Ear irrigation for wax
  • INR testing

We provide sick certificates for verifiable acute illnesses.

Video consultations are also available! See below for further information.
Do you bulk bill?

Bridging Healthcare is a private-billing practice. However, we operate under a bulk-billing honour system. If you request your consultation to be bulk-billed because of financial hardship, no further questions will be asked and it will be bulk-billed.

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 consultations (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).

Additional out-of-pocket fees may apply:
$5 for INR testing
$10 for cryotherapy
$15 for wound dressings
$20 for Ferrinject (iron) infusions
$30 for surgical procedures, such as:

  • Wound glue and suturing
  • Skin biopsies
  • Implanon insertion/removal

If you require an advanced wound dressing, additional costs may apply.


Credit or debit card payments accepted only.

Fees for Non-Medicare Card Holders*

Consultation (professional attendance) fees are based upon the time spent with you.

The following indicative prices reflect a person 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.

Additional private fees as described above may apply.

Video (Telehealth) consultations are also available. Please see below for costs and further information.
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.
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.

Patient-Reported Measures
We use an ever-growing list of patient-reported outcomes measures to monitor your health status. If asked to do so, please complete the required form below and send a digital (PDF) copy to info@bridginghealth.com.au. Alternatively you can print out and bring to your next appointment or mail your measure to:

Bridging Healthcare
PO Box 2042
Kambah Village, ACT 2902

NOTE:
When finished, save your responses by clicking "Print" and then the "Save As PDF" option from your web browser.