About Us (Family Medicine)
The specific health care needs of the local community will always be central to the development of the services provided by Priority Care Medical.
What local factors have influenced the services we provide?
Health care in Adelaide’s Western Suburbs has been rapidly changing over recent years, and some of these changes include:
- As promoted by SA Health “Emergency rooms are for emergencies.” The Public Hospital Emergency Department is designed to cater for people with life-threatening symptoms. Priority Care Medical Pty Ltd is an alternative to the Emergency Department for people with non-life threatening symptoms who are looking for urgent health care. If it’s not a life-threatening emergency, go straight to Priority Care Medical.
- The State Government initiative “Transforming Health” that has made changes to the location of some health services in the local area.
- Australian Government Department of Health changes to After-hours Primary Health Care service delivery (effective 1 July 2015) has resulted in many home doctor services in Adelaide.
There’s only so much a doctor can do in the family home.
Many home doctor services can’t perform mole removals; stitching; stitch removal; vaccinations; cortisone injections; intimate pelvic examinations (inc. smears); requests for scripts; blood tests; specialist referral letters including x-rays and diagnostic imaging; and reviews of stable conditions, etc.
To receive quality urgent health care during the day and after hours it’s often a good idea to be in a medical practice purpose built for treatment of illness and injuries, with board certified doctors, nursing support, specialised diagnostic machines at hand, as well as surgical tools for minor procedures, and the necessary observation equipment. At Priority Care Medical we provide all this and more.
Priority Care Medical is a family practice servicing the medical needs of our local community. Our professional and respectful general practitioners provide quality health care and will take the time to listen, explain and answer all your questions. For your convenience, our doctors are available seven days a week and after hours.