Your Health is Important
Privacy & Medical Records
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of the Practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff. Your files treatment is held in the highest regard of patient confidentiality across all departments of the Illawarra Family Medical Centre.
The Practice adheres to the National Privacy Principles. Speak to reception to follow our practice policies, obtain a copy, or to discuss who could assist your health by having access and how IFMC can best manage your information.
Patients requiring immediate action in relation to test results will be contacted by the Practice to arrange an urgent consultation so that they can discuss the test results with a doctor.
IFMC is committed to providing preventative health care and participates in government reminder systems and registers.
If you aren't receiving SMS reminders from the practice and would like to, please inform reception and ensure they have your current mobile telephone number and official consent.
If you do not wish to be a part of this system, please also notify reception.