Privacy & Confidentiality

We maintain full confidentiality of our patient’s medical records and as such it is the policy of the clinic not to release any patient information or clinical results to patients over the phone. It is important that the doctor discuss the results of any investigations with the patient on a face to face basis, so that any questions can be addressed properly.

Privacy Policy

The staff at the Elmwood Medical Centre recognize the importance of protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all of our patients and their families.
The staff at the Elmwood medical Centre is committed to providing an excellent level of service to all patients and their families, and ensuring that patients can be confident in entrusting us with their confidential information to be managed appropriately.

The privacy policy adheres to privacy guidelines set out by:
Australian Privacy Policy (APP)
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for General Practice (4th Edition)
GPA Accreditation Standard

Staff at the Elmwood Medical Centre understand that information pertaining to patient health is highly sensitive, and as such our policy and procedures ensure that this information is protected at all times.
All patient information is stored electronically and is password protected. All staff at the Elmwood Medical Centre are required to sign and comply with our confidentiality agreement.

To ensure patients are provided with the best healthcare possible, the practice will collect the following information:
Patient Name
Date of Birth
Address
Phone numbers
Medicare Number
Health Care Card/Pension Card Number
Current drugs/medications
Social and Family history
Current and previous medical history
Further information relevant to providing healthcare as deemed relevant by the clinician.