Your Medical Records

Accessing your Medical Record

You may ask your doctor about any aspect of your health care, and information in your record, to which you can have access. Your doctor will be pleased to provide a full explanation of the medical record. You will be expected to cover any costs that might be incurred in this process. Please note that Medicare DOES NOT cover the cost

If you have any concerns regarding the privacy of your health information or regarding the accuracy of the information held by the practice, you should discuss these with your doctor.

Inaccurate information will be corrected, or your concerns noted in the records if it is not practicable or desirable to alter the original record.

Further information on privacy legislation is available from The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner, phone 1300 363 992 or see our  Privacy Policy for details

Transfer of Medical Records

We are required by law to keep original records however a summary of your medical history can be provided free of charge if you are moving away or transferring to a new doctor. We require your signed authority to release information.

Your full record can be transferred on CD or by printing and posting – however a charge may be made for this

Health Research & Statistics

We do use anonymous patient health information from time to time in research and statistical projects to improve health care in the community, provided that such studies have been approved by the government or medical colleges and are not related to any commercial enterprise