Flinders Peak Medical Centre
Bulk-billing, Evidence-based, Family and General Medicine
Phone: (07) 5464 6765
355 Ipswich-Boonah Road
Purga Queensland 4306
Situated in the City of Ipswich
Fax: (07) 5464 6888
The Flinders Peak Medical Centre doctors are not currently taking new patients.
Due to the demands of the current pandemic and the population growth in our area, our GPs in the main surgery building are unfortunately not able to take on new patients.
The Purga Respiratory outside Clinic and our separate COVID-19 Vaccination clinic are however open to the public and treat patients from other practices. These services are by appointment only. Please ring 54646765 to make an appointment.
COVID-19 vaccinations: We are currently vaccinating people in the Phase 1b phase and any person aged 50 years or over who wishes to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccinations are by appointment only. We are only taking bookings for when we have the vaccine in stock. Please call the surgery to make an appointment / put your name on the waiting list.
To gain access to the vaccine the Government requires all patients to register at this link [CLICK HERE] or register by using the QR Code we have posted in the surgery. Vaccinations will be given inside the main surgery building (not in the drive-around Respiratory Clinic).
On 8 April 2021 the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) advised that the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer (Comirnaty) is preferred over COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in adults aged under 50 years. The Flinders Peak Medical Centre and Purga Respiratory Clinic have not been provided with the Pfizer vaccination. The ATAGI also advise that the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca can be used in adults aged under 50 years where the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks for that individual and the person has made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits.
People who have had the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects can be given the second dose, including adults under 50 years.
Phase 1b of the vaccination program is for adults aged 70 years and over; health care workers not already vaccinated; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged over 55 years; adults with a specified medical condition; adults with a disability who have a specified underlying medical condition (people will need to provide proof of specified medical conditions to demonstrate their eligibility for vaccination with a referral from their usual GP if not a current patient at this surgery or on a declaration form); critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.
Phase 2a is for adults aged 50 to 69 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and other critical and high risk workers.
Phase 2b is for the balance of the adult population and catch up of any unvaccinated Australians from previous phases.
Phase 3 is for under the age of 16 years if recommended.
COVID-19 and other potentially infectious symptoms: We are treating any person with respiratory symptoms outside our surgery building, in the drive-around Respiratory Clinic we have established beside our surgery building. The outside Respiratory Clinic is a free service funded by the Australian Federal Government to treat anyone with respiratory illness including influenza (flu) and COVID-19.
The clinic is by appointment only. Call 07 5464 6765 to make an appointment.
Treats: any person with respiratory symptoms including but not limited to high temperatures / fever / unusual sweating / chills / coughing / unusual tiredness / upper respiratory tract infection / a runny nose / sore ear(s) / sore throat / skin rash / ache and pains / loss of sense of taste / loss of sense of smell / diarrhoea / vomiting. It is also for people who believe they may be unwell after coming into contact with someone who has a confirmed case of influenza or COVID-19.
If you have any of these symptoms or feel you may be unwell after coming into contact with someone who has a confirmed case of influenza or COVID-19, you cannot enter the surgery building. Phone the surgery and a receptionist can give you an appointment at the outside Respiratory Clinic.
For the convenience of our patients and the wider community, Queensland Medical Laboratories (QML) is operating a drive-through COVID-19 testing centre (GP referral needed) in the white demountable building outside the main surgery building. Usually open for COVID-19 testing Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.45 pm. Closed weekends and public holidays. A referral from a GP is required for COVID-19 testing at this site unless the area is declared a COVID-19 Hot Spot and the Government temporarily waivers the need for a referral. QML is independently owned and operated and its opening hours may be subject to change. Please make direct contact with QML if you are concerned about missing its opening hours.
Our receptionists answer the phone Monday to Friday 7.00 am to 5.00 pm depending on the availability of our doctors.
Sunday: ring to hear our recorded message.
From June 2021 we will be closed on Saturdays and public holidays.
Our suggestions for After Hours care can be found here.
Consultations by appointment.