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
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;
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:
PrEP HIV Prevention
Weight loss counselling
Ear irrigation for wax
We provide sick certificates for verifiable acute illnesses.
Do you bulk bill?
All initial consultations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.