Welcome To The Blackburn Specialist Centre

Welcome to the Blackburn Specialist Centre

We pride ourselves on a high level of professionalism whilst offering a warm and caring environment to our patients, staff & Specialists.

We have a broad range of highly regarded consulting Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.  Most of our Specialists require a referral from your GP, but many Allied Health Professionals do not need a referral.  Please telephone us on 9875 1161  if you are unsure whether you need a referral.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

BLACKBURN CLINIC IS NOW PROVIDING BOTH ASTRA ZENECA AND PFIZER VACCINATIONS.

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WHICH VACCINE AM I ELIGIBLE FOR?

  • Age 0-16 – not eligible for any Covid vaccination at this stage
  • Age 16-39 – eligible for Pfizer ONLY if you have a certain medical condition or occupation (check on link below).
  • Age 40-59 – eligible for Pfizer unless you had Astra Zeneca for your first dose as mixed vaccines are not allowed
  • Age 60 and over – Astra Zeneca (unless you are one of a very small number of people eligible for Pfizer due to occupation or contraindications – in this case please phone the clinic)
  • If you are aged 18-59 and you would like to have Astra Zeneca, please book a (bulk-billed) appointment with one of our GPs to discuss your options.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker:

 https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

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HOW DO I BOOK IN FOR A VACCINE?

  • Pfizer eligible – use our online booking system (if booking for your second dose, please phone the clinic)
  • Astra Zeneca eligible – please phone the clinic

To find an online appointment for your first dose of Pfizer vaccination :

– Search on SATURDAY & SUNDAY afternoons and select an appointment with “Covid Under 60 Eligible”.  Do not select a Doctor’s name if you want to book for a Covid vaccination. See full instructions further down the page.

Second doses (of Pfizer or AstraZeneca):

If you have had your first Covid vaccination elsewhere, please phone us to book your second dose (don’t book online) as the appointment requirements will be different.

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For further information about the Astra Zeneca vaccine (including side effects such as the rare blood clotting condition) on the links below:

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/05/covid-19-vaccination-information-on-covid-19-astrazeneca-vaccine.pdf

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/06/covid-19-vaccination-atagi-advice-on-the-covid-19-astrazeneca-vaccine-faqs.pdf

For further information about the Pfizer vaccine, please click on the link below:

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/06/covid-19-vaccination-information-on-covid-19-pfizer-comirnaty-vaccine.pdf

Please ensure you read the relevant link in detail.  Please DO NOT proceed with an online booking if you fall into any of the ‘precautions’ groups – such as allergy, bleeding disorder, immunocompromised etc. If these relate to you or if you have any questions, please make an appointment with your regular GP to discuss your suitability for a vaccine.

The link below shows you the consent form for the Astra Zeneca vaccine. It is important for you to read this prior to booking online. Booking your appointment online is an indication that you have consented for your vaccine.

https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/05/covid-19-vaccination-consent-form-for-covid-19-vaccination-covid-19-vaccination-consent-form_0.pdf

Further information regarding our weekend COVID vaccine appointments can be found here:

https://www.blackburnclinic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Weekend-Covid-Vaccination-Clinics.pdf

For instructions on how to book an online appointment please click on the link below:

https://www.blackburnclinic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/How-to-book-for-your-COVID-vaccine-using-the-Blackburn-Clinic-online-booking-system.pdf

New Patients of any age

NEW PATIENTS are unable to book online (due to software limitations) and are asked to complete a NEW COVID VACCINE PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM by clicking here. Please print out, complete the form, scan and email it back (to the email address on the form), or follow the alternate instructions on the form.

Existing patients who have not consulted with us for more than 2 years will need to phone our reception team to request an appointment.

Blackburn Clinic GPs at Blackburn Specialist Centre

A site of Blackburn Clinic.

Please go to our News Page to find out how we can continue to meet your healthcare needs during the Coronavirus pandemic.

We have a proud history of over 60 years providing excellence in General Practice with five Blackburn Clinic GPs practicing at this site.  We are a private billing clinic:
  • Comprehensive range of family medicine services
  • Licensed Travel Vaccination Centre
  • A medical training practice accredited with the RACGP
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Men’s Health Checks
  • Women’s Health Checks
  • Health assessments for Over 75s
  • Aviation Medicals

FLU VACCINATIONS

Flu vaccination bookings can be made by telephoning our reception team. Please be aware that your Flu and COVID vaccinations need to occur at least 1 week apart.

FLU VACCINATIONS CANNOT BE BOOKED ONLINE.

TELEHEALTH

Telehealth is still available where appropriate – please phone the clinic to book telehealth appointments.

TELEHEALTH FEES

Telehealth consultations have an out of pocket Gap (after the Medicare rebate) of $30 (or $15 for Concession patients) for appointments MON-FRI BEFORE 6PM. Telehealth AFTER 6PM and ON WEEKENDS has a Gap of $45 ($30 Concession). These gaps are lower than for face-to-face appointments.

CORONAVIRUS TESTING

Blackburn Specialist Centre is not able to test for COVID-19. Please CLICK HERE to view the Department of Health and Human Services MAP OF COVID-19 TESTING SITES or speak with your GP. Some sites require a referral from your GP.  Click on the site you are interested in attending to get further information about their service.

CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOM CHECKER

CLICK HERE to access the DHHS Symptom Checker.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES

Please CLICK HERE to view information provided by DHHS about COVID-19, which is available in over 50 different languages.