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Jewells Medical Centre

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:45, Saturday 8:00 - 12:00   

Extended Public Health Order - July 2021

- Everyone must be wearing a mask to enter Jewells Medical Centre.

- If you have been in the Greater Sydney Region (including the Central Coast) in the last 14 days you ARE able to make an appointment to attend for medical care, but must call ahead and wait either in your car or in our separate back room waiting area. If you are unwell please follow the advice further down this page. 

From 12th July it will be compulsory for all people attending to check in using the Service NSW QR Code system. 


COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Jewells Medical Centre is participating in the Covid-19 vaccination program delivering the Astrazeneca vaccine. From 17/6/21 recommendations have been changed. Pfizer vaccination is recommended for people under 60 years of age. Jewells Medical Centre is not delivering the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine. Astrazeneca vaccine is recommended for people aged 60 and over, though can be given to anyone aged 18 and over who wishes to be vaccinated having considered the balance of risk versus benefit.  

If you have any questions please first review the information on the Australian Government website about the vaccination program:  https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

Please discuss any concerns you have with your usual GP by making an appointment or when you are here for an appointment. We may not be able to return telephone enquiries. If you have an appointment with a doctor we may be able to provide a Covid vaccination at your appointment. We are continuing to run 3 sessions per week to book appointment specifically for vaccination.  

Before your appointment to receive a Covid-19 vaccination, we request that you read the following documents carefully so that you are prepared and informed about the process of vaccination and what to expect following. Please print and complete the Pre-Vaccination Checklist and bring it to your appointment.


Preparing for your Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca

After Your Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca

Information on Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca

Patient Information on Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca and Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome



Consent Form for Covid-19 Vaccination Astrazeneca


Influenza Vaccination

Is recommended for all Australians particularly those at higher risk of more serious complications. To find out more please visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/flu-influenza#who-is-at-risk-from-flu 

We have received stock of the 2021 season influenza vaccination recommended for people from age 6 months to 64 years. These are $20. Please call us for an appointment if you would like a "Flu" vaccination. (NOTE: these vaccinations are not the most effective or recommended for people aged 65 and over).

The National Immunisation Program (government funded) vaccines have also now arrived. We are not yet running flu vaccination clinics as we are focussed on rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations. If you are here for an appointment you may be able to have an influenza vaccination, otherwise we plan to roll out vaccination clinics in the next 1-2 months

Eligiblility for government funded influenza vaccination includes:
- Age 65 and over --> receive a "boosted" high dose vaccine for a more effective immune response.
- Age 6 months to 5 years
- Aboriginal and Torres trait Islander people age 6 months and over
- In pregnancy
- Have a medical condition placing you at higher risk of serious disease (eg. asthma, emphysema, heart disease, diabetes, suppressed immunity).


Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Our society faces a major threat from the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to this there are changes to our practice which are important to protect your health.

There is a National Coronavirus Hotline for providing advice, triage and information, available 24 hours 7 days per week: 1800 020 080

If you are unsure whether to contact us please go to https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus

If you call us (4948 6266) to make an appointment:

1. Please advise when booking an appointment whether you have:

- Any of: fever, cough, sore throat, breathlessness, runny nose, loss of taste or smell

- Visited or travelled from a known Covid-19 hotspot -  check https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

- Contact in the 14 days before illness onset with a confirmed case of Covid-19

2. Our secretary will ask you questions, and direct you either to stay at home and monitor your symptoms, OR go to hospital if severely unwell, OR will arrange for you to speak with one of our nurses or doctors. You may be offered a face to face appointment for assessment, OR a "Telehealth" telephone appointment. (Usual consultation fees apply for Telehealth appointments, you may be eligible for a medicare rebate. Your doctor will advise you). 

3. When you arrive at the practice, if you are unwell or have been to a location at risk of Covid transmission you are required to wear a mask at all times. Please call us when you arrive or signal through our front door, and a receptionist will guide you to our side entrance where we have a separate waiting room, or advise you to wait in your car. 

4. All patients regardless of illness MUST observe hand hygiene by using hand sanitiser outside our front door, keeping a distance of at least 1.5m away from other people where possible, and advising us of any concerns you have with your condition or the condition of others. 

5. There are numerous options for Covid-19 testing available in the Hunter Region. Please check the Public Health Network site for the most up to date listing: https://peoplebank.hneccphn.com.au/covid-testing-hne

We thank you for doing what you can to help slow down the spread of Covid-19


About Us

Jewells Medical Centre was established in 1982 by Dr Chris Hindley in the Jewellstown shopping plaza, with the aims of providing caring, friendly and professional medical care to the community of Jewells, Belmont and the surrounding suburbs. Over the years since, Jewells Medical Centre has grown to continue to meet the needs of the community, whilst maintaining these same values. We seek to care for and promote the health of every individual and family we see, and strive to provide the highest standards of General Practice expertise across the ages and stages of life.

Jewells Medical Centre is conveniently located between the hubs of Belmont, Charlestown and Warners Bay. We are close to specialist medical, imaging and hospital services at Belmont and Gateshead, and only a short distance from Redhead Beach.

Entrance to our dedicated carpark is via the shopping plaza entry at the roundabout on Ntaba Road. After turning into the carpark entrance, turn to the right, continue around past the shopping plaza entrance, and directly down the hill where you will find our building. A detailed map may be found through our Contact Us page.

We are located in a purpose built medical centre with 7 doctor consulting rooms, treatment and emergency rooms, skilled nursing staff and a caring and professional welcoming and administration team. We have a dedicated Allied Health Building currently providing rooms for pathology collection, psychology, podiatry and audiology services.

We value your feedback and suggestions to enhance the quality of the care we provide. Please call, contact us or make use of the suggestion box at our counter if you would like to provide feedback.


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