Branyan Clinic Bundaberg
Branyan Clinic offers a full range of General Practice services including acute walk in presentations and booked appointments, with an increasing emphasis on chronic disease management and preventative health care.
Branyan Clinic officially opened in 2012, and offers a full range of General Practice services, with an emphasis on chronic disease management and preventative health care. Branyan Clinic has been granted full accreditation from General Practice Accreditation (GPA). Teaching and education has been a strong focus for our clinic with the inclusion of medical students from the University of Qld, John Flynn Placement Program and James Cook University. Nursing students attend placements from Central Queensland University and Wide Bay Tafe.
Branyan Clinic operates as a multidisciplinary centre providing professional services in areas of General Practice, Practice Nursing, Psychology, Diabetes Education, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and OAPL Orthotics and Prosthetics (Orthopaedics Appliances Pty Ltd) Pathology services are available in the clinic by S&N Pathology Monday – Friday.
Clinic Contact Details
Branyan Clinic Services
Practice Fees: Branyan Clinic is a private billing practice
Our Bundaberg General Practioners
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of the staff.
The practice uses automation technologies so that only the relevant medical information is included in referral letter.
Our practice is committed to preventative care. Your doctor may seek your permission to be included on our reminder system and National Registers i.e. Pap smear and we may then issue you with a notice from time to time offering preventative health services appropriate to your care. If you wish to opt out of this service, please notify our reception.
Home and Nursing Visits
Home/Nursing visits can be made if you live within the local area and are too sick to come to the practice. A home visit can be arranged at a convenient time, usually during the doctor's lunch break or at the end of their session. It is best to ring early in the day if a home/nursing home visit is required.
Please discuss with your Doctor when to expect the results of any tests and procedures and how you can get these results. Please contact us to book an appointment to obtain your results as we may not always be able to reach you, especially if you have moved and your contact information has not been updated. Our staff are happy to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding our recall and reminder system.
Patients Who Require Communication Services
Patients who do not speak or read English or who are more proficient in another language, or who have special communication needs, are offered the choice of using the assistance of a language service to communicate with the Doctor or clinical team members.
The National Relay Service (NRS) for patients that are deaf or the translation and Interpreter service (TIS) Doctors Priority Line (1300 131 450) for patients from a not English speaking background.
Urgent Medical Care
Should your needs be urgent our staff are trained to triage patients request either over the phone or in person and will assist with appointments and assessment by the nurse or Doctor as deemed necessary. If your need is an emergency you may be asked to phone an ambulance or have someone take you to the hospital emergency department for care.
Telephoning Your Doctor
Doctors in this practice may be contacted (if available) by phone during normal surgery hours. However, when the Doctor is with a patient, a message will be taken and your call will be returned as soon as possible. If your call is considered urgent, it will be treated as such and will be put straight through to the doctor.
Dr. Richard Bensa
Dr. Catherine Leviste-Apostol
Dr Karen King
Dr Trevor Akister
Dr Luke Whiting
Dr Pwint Khine
General Practitioner Fees
Note: From 1st January 2023, all new patients 18 years and over will be privately billed.
Existing patients seen prior to 31st December 2022, who hold a CURRENT Pensioner or Health Care Card and children/students under 18 in full-time education and are patients of CURRENT GPs will continue to be bulk billed at the GPs discretion.
Please ask reception for a LONGER appointment if forms are needed to be completed by the Doctor. E.g. Centrelink forms, medical reports, DVA, QLD transport forms etc
Please note Branyan Clinic Doctors do not offer repeat prescriptions or referrals without an appointment*
|Extra Long Consult||$167.00||$49.60|
Other Service Fees
|Mental Health Care Plans||Bulk Billed for all Medicare Holders|
|Care Plans||Bulk Billed for all Medicare Holders|
|Health Assessments||Bulk Billed for all Medicare holders|
|ECG Tracing and Report||$20.00||$3.70|
|Cervical Screening||Practice fee|
|Commercial Drivers Medical||$150 + GST Flat fee – payable by patient||N/A|
|Pre-Employment Medical - Consult||$250||N/A|
|Medical Cannabis Clinic Fees||Please contact reception staff for fees||N/A|
More Information About Branyan Clinic
Branyan Clinic operates as a multidisciplinary centre providing professional services in areas of Psychology, Diabetes Education, Physiotherapy, Audiology, OAPL Orthotics and Prosthetics (Orthopaedics Appliances Pty Ltd) HeartStart Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
Pathology services can be arranged in the clinic by S&N Pathology Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm.
In January 2013 a survey team from the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) acknowledged the significant investment our clinic staff has made, in providing quality care on a day-to-day basis. Reaccreditation was performed by General Practice Accreditation (GPA) in 2016 who have endorsed our clinic, granting full accreditation until the March 2019.
Tenancy of the upstairs area was secured by the Wide Bay Health Unit in September 2012. Their involvement by supporting the integration of teaching and research within our education and health facility has been demonstrated by their willingness to participate in interdisciplinary training and education programs and presentation days run and held within the Branyan Clinic’s modern and stylish facilities.
Teaching and education has been a strong focus for our clinic with the inclusion of Medical Students from the University of Qld, John Flynn Placement Program and James Cook University. Nursing students have come from Central Queensland University and Wide Bay Tafe.
Utilisation of our Telehealth Videoconferencing consulting room has assisted patients and doctors by lowering the need for patients to travel to Brisbane to attend some specialist appointments