Clinical Services and Information
Our professional staff provide a welcoming, caring and culturally appropriate service.
While Budja is a Medicare Bulk Billing Practice, there may still be some patient costs associated with pathology, radiology and with specialists, as well as some out-of-pocket emergency, in-patient and out-patient hospital costs. While our GP and clinic staff may be able to assist with this information, it is always best to check with the supplier of these services prior to presentation.
A GP Consultation fee also applies for all patients not registered with Medicare. Further information is available from Medical Reception.
Budja Budja Medical Clinic is proud to be an Accredited practice, with Doctors and Staff fully committed to a safe and high quality level of health care. This GP service is fully BULK BILLED for Medicare Services. Appointments are available Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s.
Consultations are made at 20 minute intervals. If a longer appointment is needed please advise receptionist when booking. If you have an urgent medical problem please make it clear to receptionist as we will make time for emergencies.
Budja Practice Nurses are qualified Div 1 Nurses with many years of nursing experience over a wide range of health care industries.
Our nurses are dedicated and work closely with our GP’s to ensure a high quality of care is given to all patients at our clinic.
They assist with triage, assessments, care plans, treatment including wound care, ECG’s, spirometry, education and provide Pathology Collection (for Budja patients) all here at our clinic.
The podiatrist specialises in the evaluation and treatment of the feet. Podiatrists can diagnose and treat foot diseases, disabilities and deformities by means of physical medicine and rehabilitation, special shoes and other mechanical devices, drugs and minor surgery.
Phone 03 5358 8531 for appointments 3rd Thursday of the month.
The Diabetes Educator can provide people with diabetes with the knowledge, skills and motivation to effectively manage their condition, visiting fortnightly.
Phone 03 5356 4751 for appointments.
The Dietitian can promote good health by helping clients develop healthy lifestyle habits and can educate individuals and groups on healthy eating for certain medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, eating disorders, kidney disease, general nutrition advice and weight loss.
Phone 03 5358 8507 for appointments.
The Counselor can provide counseling in many forms including personal, community, rehabilitation, marriage, family, school, mental health just to name a few. A counselor is encouraging and can incorporate strategies for change with the goal of creating overall sense of health and well being.
Phone 03 5358 7400 by appointment.
Maternal Child Health Nurse
The Maternal Child Health Nurse provides services to all families with children from birth to school age. These nurses have extra qualifications in midwifery and maternal and child health. They are experienced to deal with child and family health issues and problems.
Phone 03 5358 9060 for appointments.
2nd and 4th Wednesday’s.
Susan practices acupuncture at Budja Budja every Tuesday by appointment. Acupuncture offers a unique approach that focuses as much on optimising health as it does on treating illness. It is a traditional Chinese medicine dating back thousands of years.
Phone 03 5356 4751 or 0423 749 159 for appointments.
Budja Budja Medical Clinic with support from St John of God Pathology have our own Blood Collection Service. This service is for Budja Patients who attend our clinic and/or from referring specialists.
We are able to perform most tests here but some may still require you to go to Stawell.
Blood collection is available for Budja Budja Patients on Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri between 9am and 3pm.
This service is generally BULK BILLED but some particular tests if requested more than once per year will incur a fee.
Please check with GP if unsure.
After Hours Medical Services
For after hours urgent medical assistance please phone:
- Stawell Medical Advice Centre and Duty Doctor: 03 5358 1410
- Stawell Hospital: 03 5358 8500
- Ambulance: 000
- GP helpline: 1800 022 222
- Operating: 6pm—8am Monday to Friday
- 6pm Friday—8am Saturday
- 12 noon Saturday—8am Monday
- 24 hours on Public Holidays
- Nurse On Call: 1300 606 024
Provides nursing assessment 24/7