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Jewells Medical Centre

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

As a healthcare facility our policy requires everyone to wear a surgical mask to enter Jewells Medical Centre. Please be particularly careful to advise reception when making and before your appointment if you have any symptoms that might be due to Covid, or may have been in contact with someone with Covid. 

If you have been notified that you are a close contact of a person with Covid please refer to this NSW Health Fact Sheet: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/advice-for-contacts.aspx

If you have been notified that you have become infected with Covid please read the NSW Health document here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/advice-for-confirmed.aspx

For the last 6 months there has been a high demand for appointments. We apologise that we may not be able to offer you an appointment as rapidly as usual. We keep urgent "Book on the Day" appointments that are released each morning. Please call early in the day if you need an urgent appointment. We are open on Saturday mornings with one doctor on duty. This is a "walk-in" clinic. 

At present we are unfortunately unable to accept new patients to the practice. We may be able to "open our books" in future months and will advise here when that is the case. 


COVID-19 Vaccination Program

*** 4th BOOSTER DOSES RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE AT GREATER RISK OF SEVERE INFECTION are now available. It should be AT LEAST 4 MONTHS since the previous booster vaccination dose was received, OR 3 MONTHS since having experienced a Covid infection.

Recommended population groups are: people aged 65 and older; residents of aged care or disability care facilities; aged 16 or over with severe immunocompromise; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and older. From 25/5/22 the recommendation has expanded to include people 16-64 who have chronic illnesses that increase their risk of severe covid infection. 

We are able to deliver BOTH INFLUENZA AND COVID VACCINATIONS for eligible people at the same time to improve efficiency of the program. Note that your 3rd covid vaccination must have been 4 months ago.  

If you have any questions about Covid Vaccination 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

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 Covid-19 Vaccination Consent Form and bring it to your appointment. (This is not required for Booster dose appointments).


Covid-19 Vaccination Consent Form



Information on Pfizer Comirnaty Vaccination

After your Pfizer Comirnaty Vaccination

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


2022 Influenza Vaccination Program

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 2022 season influenza vaccination recommended for people from age 6 months to 64 years. These are $20. (NOTE: these vaccinations are not the most effective or recommended for people aged 65 and over).

The National Immunisation Program (government funded) vaccines are now available. If you are here for an appointment for other reasons you may be able to have an influenza vaccination, or you can book in to one of our vaccination clinics for flu, covid, or both together.

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

- Been a close contact of a person with Covid. If unsure please 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 please call us when you arrive or signal through our front door. We will require you to wait in your car until your doctor is ready for your appointment and will call you. 

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. Everyone must wear a surgical mask, apart from children under 12 if it is not practicable for them to do so.

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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