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Welcome to Springlife Medical & Health Clinic

Our family based practice has been providing a high quality of care to our residents in Berala and surrounding communities for over 70 years.

Our practice is fully accredited with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL).  Achievement of AGPAL accredition ressures you that our doctors and practice team are committed to providing you with high quality health care in a safe environment.

We are also an accredited teaching practice.

We have a female Doctor and we also have a visiting Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in our team.

We have a Registered Nurse onsite to assist the Doctors in treating our patients, ranging from wound dressing to vaccinations, immunisations, pathology collection etc.

Our friendly reception staff are always available to assist patients with all their enquiries.

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW DOCTOR

Welcome Dr Sanjitha Fernando, BMed MD MMed who has joined our practice.

Dr Fernando will be available Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm and on Saturday from 9am to 12noon.

Languages spoken are English and Sinhala.

Even though requirements for face masks has been relaxed in most indoor settings, it is still a requirement that face masks are worn in healthcare settings including general practice. Please ensure that you are wearing a face mask before entering our practice.

THE INFLUENZA VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The influenza vaccine is recommended for people aged 6 months and over and provided FREE to those most at risk from influenza and its complications.

Eligibility for influenza vaccines includes:

  • children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • adults aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • people aged 6 months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of complications.

Please contact Reception to book an appointment to have your flu vaccine.

WE ARE A COVID-19 VACCINATION PROVIDER

Springlife Medical and Health Clinic is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and community.

BOOKING YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENT

COVID vaccinations are voluntary and free. When it is your turn to get the Pfizer booster vaccine (5 months from the date of your second dose), please call us on (02) 9649 7588 to book your appointment.

Doreen Ballard was the first patient in our practice to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination (April 2021).

GETTING READY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

  • if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, running nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19
  • if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or
  • if you are in quarantine.
Doreen Ballard receiving her 4th COVID booster vaccine by Dr Sanji Fernando (May 2022)

If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.

If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a new appointment.

You can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australia Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-preparing-for-covid-19-vaccination

COVID-19 UPDATE

If you have cold/flu-like symptoms, e.g., fever, sore/scratchy throat, running nose, shortness of breath, cough, loss of taste or smell or have come into contact with any potential COVID-19 cases or have travelled in the last 14 days interstate or overseas, please call us first before attending our practice.

COVID-19 spreads more easily indoors and in settings where you can’t physically distance. It is really important that you carry a clean face mask with you at all times and wear it if you have any symptoms and seeking medical care.

It is recommended that if you have any of the above symptoms that you get COVID-19 tested and self isolate until you receive your results.

For COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates refer to NSW Health

Booking and Fees

For an appointment during business hours please call us on (02) 9649 7588 (if unable to connect please contact 0490 080 022.  Please do not leave any messages as we are unable to take voice mail).

Bulk billing services for all current Medicare  and DVA card holders.  Please let us know if you hold a Pension Concession or Health Care card.

Standard consultation for non-Medicare card holders is $50.00. Payment of fee is required at the time of consultation.

Check with Reception as to fees that may be charged for our Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.

Patients can also be seen without an appointment as a walk-in; however priority will be given to those patients with appointments. Patients with potentially life threatening symptoms are also given priority.

New patients are welcome.  This practice does not see new patients with worker’s compensation claims.

Our Team

Dr Nimmy Chrishanthan, MBBS (Sydney), FRACGP, Diploma in Paediatrics (Child Health)

Dr Nimmy Chrishanthan has been working as a General Practitioner in Sydney since 1996.  She is a graduate from the University of Sydney and has been practising for over 20 years.  Her medical interests are in chronic complex care, geriatrics, diabetes and paediatrics. Languages spoken are English and Tamil.

Choajuan (Rebekah) Lin, Registered Nurse

Rebekah has been a Registered Nurse since February 2015 and worked in both public and private hospitals across the Sydney metropolitan area.  She joined our team in October 2016.  Languages spoken are English and Mandarin.

 

 

Services

We cater for the health and wellbeing of children, adults and the aged. Our range of Specialists and Allied Health Professionals offer services to manage both physical and mental wellbeing.

The practice offers a wide range of general practice services:

  • Family Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Antenatal Care
  • Children’s Health
  • Immunisation
  • Onsite Pathology Collection
  • INR Measure and Management
  • Annual Health Check
  • Travel Medicine and Vaccinations
  • Aged and Palliative Care Management
  • Female Doctor Available