Welcome to

Burton Street Family Practice

Providing high quality comprehensive health care with continuity since 1995

About Us

We have been operating as a privately owned family practice in the Bentley and Cannington area since 1995. We have a strong team of Australian trained local doctors and support staff, and as a group, we have expertise in all areas of general and family medicine. All our doctors are vocationally registered, and the practice is AGPAL accredited.    Read More

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8.30 am - 6 pm
Friday 8.30 am - 4 pm
Weekends & Public Holidays Closed

Please DO NOT call the practice for general enquiries regarding the coronavirus.

 

Please call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

 

Alternatively, you can find the latest information, advice and resources on the WA Department of Health website, the Department of Health website and the Health Direct website.

 

To access multilingual resources visit COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Multilingual Resource Library.

 

The Department of Health has issued strict guidelines for the testing of Coronavirus. Please click here for more information. Patients not meeting the criteria are being advised to self-isolate until symptoms disappear. Patients who do not have symptoms will NOT be tested. If your workplace has requested you undertake testing for clearance or return to work purposes, please direct them to the Department of Health's  FAQ's .

If you have flu-like symptoms and are unsure, use the Health Direct symptom checker .   

 

 

Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our patients, staff and GPs. It has, therefore been necessary for us to take measures to ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of all of our patients. As a result, to safeguard the health of vulnerable GPs and minimise their risk of contracting coronavirus, acutely ill patients may be diverted to another GP. Therefore, if you think you have any form of a contagious illness, please advise our staff at the time of booking an appointment or immediately on arrival to protect other patients and our staff.

If you are experiencing anxiety, distress or concern, please visit Beyond Blue, Mindspote-headspace, and the COVID-19 support page on the Head to Health website for advice on looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

If you are particularly distressed and need to see your GP, you may be eligible for a telephone consultation if you are susceptible to COVID-19 or currently in isolation. Please note that this service is only available to existing patients . Please call the practice on 9458 4558 for further information.  

 

A message to our patients

Dear patients,

As the COVID-19 situation progresses, we would like you to know how we have responded to this unprecedented global crisis. Our practice has been preparing for the coronavirus pandemic since early February, and on Tuesday 10th March, ahead of the WHO declaration, we implemented our pandemic response plan.

We want you to feel safe and confident in the knowledge that we are all doing everything we can to limit exposure to you and your family, our doctors and staff. We value your loyalty and trust and want to share with you the measures we have taken to protect our patients, doctors, staff and their families.

  • Implemented procedures for screening-patients with flu-like symptoms and acutely ill patients
  • Isolating patients with potentially infectious diseases
  • Isolating vulnerable patients
  • Re-scheduling of appointments to minimise contact with other patients or conducting telephone consultations if appropriate
  • Frequent cleaning of door handles, chairs and surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectant
  • Disinfecting consultation and treatment room after infectious patients
  • Removing easily contaminated material from the waiting room (magazines, books and toys)
  • Spacing waiting room chairs 1.5 metres apart
  • Increased infection control signage around the practice
  • Refresher training in infection control for administrative staff
  • Access up to date information and disseminate to patients, doctors and staff
  • Review and update procedures in line with changes in COVID-19 situation
  • Information board containing resources

We are committed to meeting your needs, so it is business as usual at Burton Street Family Practice. However, we are asking you to assist us by observing our instructions so that we may continue to minimise the risk of exposure to other patients, doctors and staff. Furthermore, we ask for your patience as we manage the increased workload and telephone enquiries, particularly as the influenza season draws near, and the demand for appointments increases.

Thank you for your co-operation during this challenging time and ask that if you have any concerns or feedback about how we, at Burton Street Family Practice, are dealing with this situation to please let us know. You can provide your comments by completing our feedback form and leaving it in the box provided, or by email to practicemanager@burtonst.com.au.

Yours sincerely,

Liza Parkinson

PRACTICE MANAGER

 

News

Flu immunisation - updated information as at 28/03/2020 -

The flu season is nearly upon us, and many of our patients have been calling to find out when they can have their flu shot.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health is recommending vaccination against influenza as soon as it is available.

Getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time can make you very ill, so the Department of Health will be releasing vaccines earlier this year. Vaccines for people aged 65 and older have now arrived, please phone the practice on 9458 4558 to book an appointment with your GP. All other government-funded vaccines and private vaccines are expected to arrive in early April. We will continue to provide updates as they come to hand.

In 2020, influenza vaccines funded through the NIP are available to the following groups. This is due to their increased risk of complications from influenza.

  • Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • All people aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications

This year all WA primary school-aged children can receive the influenza vaccine for free.

A charge of $14.00 will apply to people not eligible for government-funded vaccines.