Updates from the Practice Team

Fee increase from Monday 22nd July 2019

Jul 22 2019

As of Monday the 22nd of July 2019 there will be a slight cost increase to our GP consultation fees for those without a Community Service Card.

Under 14's remain no charge

14-17 years will increase by 50c to $34.00

18 -24 years will increase by $1.00 to $46.00

25-64 years of age will increase by $1.50 to $49.50

over 65's will increase by $1.00 to $45.50

Community Service Cardholder fee increase from 3 July 2019

Jul 03 2019

From the 3rd of July 2019 our fees for Community Service Cardholders have increased.

Our fee for a standard 15 minute consultation with your GP or nurse has increased as below:

  • 18yrs + now $19.00
  • 15-17 yrs now $13.00

Flu vaccine now available

Apr 01 2019

We now have the flu vaccine available.  Please call today to book your appointment with the nurse for this


The cost of the flu vaccine this year is $35 for those not meeting the criteria for funding as below


The flu vaccine is free if you fall into any of the following groups:


            • Pregnant women (any trimester)


            • People aged 65 years and older


            • People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed on the below website:



            • Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness










Staffing changes

Mar 27 2019

Sadly we are saying goodbye to Polly Bradford - her last day at the practice will be Friday 12th April.  If you have been seeing Polly as a patient you are welcome to now see either Colin Thomas, Nisha Chalam or Ari Pfeiffenberger.  We wish Polly all the best for her future endeavours.

From Monday 15th April both Nisha's and Ari's hours will be changing

Nisha will now be available all day Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Ari will be available on Tuesday morning and all day Friday

Debbie and Colin's hours remain unchanged  

2018 - 2019 Christmas and New Year opening hours

Dec 04 2018


Season’s Greetings from the team at Brooklyn Central Health

Opening hours over the holiday period below:-


Monday 24 December 2018 - 9am - 4pm

Tuesday 25 December 2018 - CLOSED

Wednesday 26 December 2018 -  CLOSED

Thursday 27 December 2018 - 10am - 4pm

Friday 28 December 2018 - 10am - 4pm


Monday 31 December 2018  - CLOSED

Tuesday 1 January 2019 - CLOSED

Wednesday 2 January 2019 - CLOSED

Thursday 3 January 2019 - 10am - 4pm

Friday 4 January 2018 - 10am - 4pm

Returning to normal hours Monday the 7 January 2019

Also a reminder that Monday the 21 January 2019 is Wellington Anniversary Day and we will be  CLOSED


Please remember to request your repeat prescriptions before the holidays by either phone or Manage My Health



Changes to our nursing team

Nov 23 2018

It with sadness that we let you know that Jayne Mason is leaving the practice at the end of the month.

We have a new nurse, Georgia Osborne, starting with us next week.  

Dr Pam Olver is leaving BCH

Nov 23 2018

After 17 years Dr Pam has made the decision to leave BCH.  Please see below for a personal message from Pam


For 17 years of privilege at BCH

After much soul searching I have made the decision to leave BCH. I am old enough to have grown babies into fine adults, both mine and yours. I have travelled many journeys with you all. I'm young enough not to be looking for a zimmer frame just yet.  It is now time for me to travel the path less trodden. 

I am confident that the fantastic, kind, caring and excellent team at BCH will continue to provide you all with the best care possible. I will be finishing the first week in December when I follow my family to South Africa for Christmas. Ka kite ano

Fees increase from Monday 23rd July 2018

Jul 20 2018

As of Monday the 23rd of July 2018 there will be a slight cost increase to our GP consultation fees.

Under 13's remain no charge

13-17 years will increase by $1.50 to $33.50

18 -24 years will increase by $2.00 to $45.00

25-64 years of age will increase by $1.00 to $48.00

over 65's will increase by $1.00 to $43.50


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