SteppingStones

Stepping Stones Medical Centre

soundness of body and mind


STEPPING STONE n. An action or event that helps one to make progress towards a specified goal;

HEALTH n. Soundness of body and mind;


At Stepping Stones our focus is on providing quality health care to the community that is reliable, friendly, supportive, educational and open-minded. We are passionate about General Practice, Family Medicine and encouraging and promoting individual wellbeing, self care and health.

Services

We offer a variety of services and different appointment styles to accommodate the health needs and priorities of each individual. This includes a full range of general medical and health care with GP’s, nursing staff, acute care, immunisations, allied health staff and practitioners of mind and body therapies.

Staff

We believe it is very important to have happy staff who are passionate about health, with caring, compassionate and respectful natures.

Location

We value nature, open-space, light, gardens - the practice includes an outdoor waiting garden, children’s areas, solar energy and solar passive design. Set on approximately two acres, Stepping Stones is open and inviting.

Practice Information

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments can be made by by calling our reception staff on (03) 5782 2978 or by BOOKING ONLINE.

When you call to make a booking, we will ask you which Doctor you would prefer to see and the length of your appointment.

  • Standard Consultation (15 minutes)
  • Long Consultation (30 minutes)
  • Extended Consultation (45 minutes)

We have allocated a number of ‘Book on the Day’ appointment slots. The aim is to allow patients to see their preferred Doctor for non-routine or urgent appointments. These appointments only become available on the day and can be booked by calling reception.

Our Practice Nurses are also available to assist and assess people on the day.

HOW TO REQUEST A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION

If you require a repeat prescription, you can obtain it in one of three ways…

1. Make the request online via HotDoc by clicking the link below. Please note that this service is only available to existing patients and incurs a $15 fee if the prescription is collected, or $16 to have the prescription posted.

ONLINE PRESCRIPTION REQUEST

2. Make an appointment to see your doctor by BOOKING ONLINE or calling Stepping Stones on (03) 5782 2978

3. Stepping Stones runs a number of script clinics solely for the purpose of providing repeat prescriptions. The script clinics usually run for an hour on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning. Appointments for the script clinic can only be made over the phone, and are not available to be booked online.

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 9:00AM to 6:00PM

SATURDAY + SUNDAY - CLOSED

For all emergencies 000
After-hours GP Help Line 1800 022 222
Kilmore District Hospital 5734 2000
Northern Hospital, Epping 8405 8000

PRACTICE NURSES

Many services can be booked directly with our Practice Nurses who are specialised in…

  • Immunisations
  • Wound care
  • Injections such as B12
  • Health assessments
  • Care plans
  • Diabetes education
  • Lifestyle counselling (eg smoking cessation)
  • Asthma education and support
  • Spirometry

PRACTICE FEES & PAYMENT

Stepping Stones is a mixed billing practice.

Our fees reflect the cost of providing and maintaining a medical service to the community.

Fees are payable at the time of consultation by cash, credit or EFTPOS and the Medicare rebate can be paid directly into your bank account.

Your fee will depend on the type of consultation:

Consultation Full fee Medicare rebate
Short consultation $33.00 $17.20
Standard consultation $68.00 $37.60
Long consultation $108.00 $72.80
Extended consultation $148.00 $107.15

PROCEDURE ROOM

At Stepping Stones our Doctors have additional skills and training that allow us to offer certain procedures that can be done locally and at a time that suits you and the Doctor.

These are booked into our treatment room which provides access to necessary equipment and allows our nurse to assist in the procedure. Procedures generally take 30 minutes.

Please note the following information regarding out-of-pocket costs for treatment room procedures. This is paid at the time of the appointment.

Procedure Out-of-Pocket Cost
Skin Lesions, Excision and/or Biopsies $25.00
Implanon Insertion / Removal $25.00
Mirena Insertion $125.00
Suturing / Wound Repair (often done on the spot) $25.00


Our Doctors

Dr Daile Kincaid
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Dr Nicole Astley
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Dr Amna Khan
Friday
Dr Sue Waygood
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Dr Louise Jarvie
Monday, Tuesday
Dr Ingrid Van Tinteren
Thursday, Friday
Dr Geith Yonis
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Other Services

Psychology

Psychology services are available at Stepping Stones with registerd psychologist Leanne Jackson.

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Counselling

Fleur Jensen provides a great service for childhood and adolescent counselling for children as young as three

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Pathology

Dorevich Pathology provides onsite pathology collection at Stepping Stones.

There is no need to make an appointment - just pop into Stepping Stones anytime between 8:30AM and 3:30PM, Monday to Friday

Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi

As part of our commitment to whole patient wellness, Stepping Stones offers Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi classes. The health benefits of these Mind & Body therapies are well known and proven.

For more information about these therapies and their benefits, please visit betterhealth.vic.gov.au - Pilates / Yoga and betterhealth.vic.gov.au - Tai Chi

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Contact Details

Additional info

1A Mill Road,
Kilmore VIC 3764.

(03) 5782 2978
(03) 5781 0104
Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sat + Sun: Closed