First Point Healthcare is a general medical practice situated in Newstead, Tasmania, providing excellent medical care to both the local community and those living further away.
This doctor’s surgery provides holistic care in all aspects of general practice from general health check-ups to chronic disease management. Please click on the tab below to use our online booking system to make your appointment (existing patients only).
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated July 15, 2020)
Patients please note:
For ours and your protection, we are keeping our doors locked and screening patients on arrival. We have other ways of providing care to you at this time besides face-to-face care, this may include a phone call or video call to you, so if you request this or we feel you require this (ie you are symptomatic on arrival), this will be made for you. We are here to help you. However, if it happens that you are not truthful when we ask you the questions, and you enter the practice, and your symptoms are then declared, we reserve the right to decline care to you moving forward. We also do not want patients who are at risk to come into the practice for routine appointments.
We will ask you to wait in the car if there are too many patients in the waiting room as per social distancing restrictions. Same requirement applies if you turn up early for your appointment, or if you want to come in with an escort, or have children with you. We will call you when the doctor is ready for you. We want to keep our patients and staff as safe as we possibly can.
If you request a script and the doctor is happy to write one for you or if he states for you to pick the script up, we would ask that you come in that day for it, possibly at the end of the day (we close at 5pm). Given the current situation, we may be asked by public health to close at any time for our safety, and your script will then need to go in the mail and may be some days before it is received.
As per Tasmanian Public Health:
If you think you may have COVID-19 because of recent travel or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are symptomatic, phone the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.
Thankyou for your understanding and co-operation.