About - Doctors North Lakes Maroochydore - GP Medical Centre - Medpods

The Medpods difference.

Medpods is an innovative and uniquely designed health system.

Designed to fit into modern shopping centres throughout Australia, its aim is simply to enrich the patients experience through a modern and friendly medical facility.

The use of the latest technology also aims to address the time constraints placed on both doctors and clients.

What will Medpods be offering that other medical centres don’t?

  • Minimal waiting time for patients
  • Dynamic , communicative medical practitioners
  • iPad Checking Bars for patients
  • Holograms explaining patient services
  • SMS notifications to patients upon arriving at shopping Centre explaining services
  • Online appointments
  • Skin cancer checks
  • Prescription service
  • Wound care dressings
  • Diabetes care
  • Travel medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Occupational medicine ( including drug and alcohol testing)
  • Integrated patient record (available with MedExpress at all shopping centres)
  • Patient app for medical reminders, appointment reminders , social media

Medpods is designed for the best environmental outcomes coupled with a unique patient experience. It is anticipated that the Medpods health system will serve as a focal point for the provision of health within the shopping centre, also establishing solid relationships with allied health, pharmacy and local business owners.

  • Prompt Assistance

    We utilise a combination of technology and personal assistance to provide convenient and prompt medical assistance

  • Ease of access

    Our services can be accessed conveniently through a method of your choice, be that in person, over the phone or online.

  • Patient focused sevices

    We cater to patient specific needs, through personable and professional care, supported with the latest technology.

Billing at medpods:

Does Medpod’s bulk bill patients or do I have to pay a GAP?
All patients are bulk billed through Medicare.

Can I use my DVA card at the clinic?
Absolutely. We support all Defence Force personnel and their commitment they have to Australia.

Can I use my private medical cover to pay for a consult? i.e. BUPA
Your medical private insurance is for use only in the hospital. However, you do not have to pay to see a doctor at a Medpod.

What happens if I am an international traveler? Do I have to pay for my consultation or can I use my international travel insurance?
You will have to pay for the account by cash or credit card on the day. Your reciept can be used for claiming from your insurance company.

Registering and waiting in clinic:

How do I register at the clinic?
Please register your details at the kiosk or telephone one of our friendly staff.

Is Medpod’s a walk-in clinic or can I book a time that suits me?
You can either book online, over the phone or at the kiosk. Alternatively, you can just visit the clinic to see if there are any appointments available.

How and when to contact us:

Can I book or make an enquiry online?
Yes, you can book an appointment or make an enquiry on our website. However, no clinical information regarding your health should be emailed to the practice.

What are the opening days and times?
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Some time in the future, we will be opening at the weekends.

How to contact the clinic directly?
Preferred contact is via the website.
Second preference is via telephone.

Where are Medpods located? How many are there?
The first Medpod is located in North Lakes. The Medpod phenomenon will rapidly spread which will enable the patient to visit any Medpod throughout Australia.

Clinic services:

What are the estimated wait times for a consultation?
15 minutes. However, please bear in mind that sometimes we will have emergency situations. If the doctor is running too late, we will always try and call or SMS you to notify you of the delay.

Can I obtain a medical certificate at Medpod’s?
Yes, make an appointment with the doctor who can issue a medical certificate if required.

Can I obtain referrals from Medpods?
Yes. Speak with your doctor about the referral system. However, all patients must attend the practice to receive a referral.

Are vaccinations available at the Medpod’s?
Yes, speak to the doctor or one of our friendly staff to discuss your vaccination requirements.

Where is the closest radiology/pathology to Medpods?

  • QML, Westfield shopping Centre
  • SNP, Northlakes Day Hospital (1.2kms away from Westfield)
  • I-MED Radiology Network (1.2kms away from Westfield)
  • QLD Diagnostic Imaging (1.5kms away from Westfield)

Can I attend the Medpod for Workcover claims and consultations?
Any work -related matters can be dealt with at the practice. For your first Workcover visit, you will be required to pay for the consultation by cash or credit card unless you have a valid claim number. The doctor will give you paper work to pass onto your company and Workcover officer.

Can pre-employment medicals be completed at Medpods?
We will be able to perform some pre- employment medicals. However, prior to booking, please contact the Medpod and make sure we have a copy of the papers so we can confirm fees and the length of the consultation required.

Are small surgical procedures done at the clinic, i.e. sutures?
Yes, make an appointment with the doctor to be assessed. Our doctors perform minor surgical procedures including removal of skin cancers, wound repairs, sutures etc

Are crutches/wheelchairs available for hire from medpods?
Crutches and wheelchairs are not available at Medpod’s. Enquiries should be made at the local chemist or hospital.

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