Good Morning World!

I am an Australian trained GP in Canberra. I have 35 years General practice experience and have been in Canberra for the past 17 years. My qualifications are MBBS (UNSW); DRANZCOG (Diploma of Obstetrics & Gynaecology); FACRRM (Fellowship of Rural Medicine); I am a VRGP ( fully unrestricted vocationally registered GP). I am an accredited GP Supervisor with GP Synergy.

CORONA VIRUS CHANGE OF PRACTICE: IF YOU ARE UNWELL WITH ANY RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS (COUGH, SORE THROAT, FEVER, SHORT OF BREATH  ESPECIALLY) BOOK A “TELEHEALTH” APPOINTMENT ONLINE or PHONE AND BOOK A “TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION EITHER PHONE OR VIDEO” FIRST. DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE. IF WE AGREE YOU NEED TO BE SEEN FACE-TO-FACE WE WILL ARRANGE A CONSULT, EITHER IN THE ISOLATION ROOM IN PPE OR OUTSIDE THE PRACTICE IN PPE – I can be flexible if with arrangements. 

MANY MATTERS CAN EASILY BE DEALT WITH VIA A TELEHEALTH/PHONE CONSULTATION / VIDEO CONSULTATION (HOT DOCS REQUIRES NO SPECIAL SOFTWARE OR APP – JUST A PHONE WITH A CAMERA AND MIC) via TELEHEALTH IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ATTEND THE PRACTICE IN PERSON. 

COVID VACCINES HAVE ARRIVED!!  IN CLINIC  WE ARE OFFERING 1) PFIZER VACCINES ALL DAY TUESDAY FOR 12 YRS AND ABOVE & on demand for regular patients,; 2. PFIZER PAEDIATRIC 5-11 YRS ON WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY BY APPOINTMENT ; Both FREE: BOOK THROUGH our Ochre Bruce appointments and look for a BOOK APPOINTMENT..APPOINTMENT TYPE… COVID-19 VACCINE DOSE  APPPOINTMENT or search the  GOVERNMENT WEBSITE https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility. (ASTRA ZENECA COVID 19 VACCINE FOR ALL THOSE 18 YRS AND OVER BY REQUEST);

 INFLUENZA QUADRIVALENT VACCINES AVAILABLE – BOOK WITH NURSE – 2021 STOCK VALID UNTIL 28 FEB 2022

 I have a broad interest in General Practice – I can assist with a broad range of  general health issues, family medicine (including men’s health, women’s health & shared antenatal care),  diabetes checks and annual reviews, chronic disease care planning, paediatrics, excisions of small lumps & skin lesions,  cryotherapy, vaccinations  – both childhood immunisations (bulk billed) and adult or travel vaccinations privately billed long consult (most in stock in clinic including yellow fever). The standard private consultation fee for a booked 15 minute appointment is just $90. I am happy to do NEW work injuries as well as work health including pre-employment medicals (need to book longer appointment depending on medical requirements) and walk in injuries requiring suturing or urgent care & management.  

ACWY vaccination program – FREE MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE FOR 16-19 YEAR OLDS.

E-Health is now working and I can upload your health summary to each patients “my health record”. I can also access the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) for you if required & DOWNLOAD COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE if needed.

Whooping cough vaccine (Brand – Boosterix/Adacel; content = killed inactive vaccine against whooping cough/pertussis, tetanus & diptheria) in pregnancy (> 20 weeks/third trimester now available) free. Others $45 (Grandparents/carers/husbands/partners – immediate service $45) Open normal business hours on usual days over holiday breaks .

Those aged  70 are eligible for the free Shingles vaccine (catch-up program free for those 70 to 79 yrs for the next yr) or Shingrix Inactivated Vaccine $280 per dose (2 recommended)  & A NEW Pneumococcal Pneumonia vaccine

The Practice here https://ochrehealth.com.au/medical-centre-bruce/ is staffed by a friendly and the most amazingly professional team of skilled Nurses and receptionists working together with a great team of GP’s. GP consultations require an appointment and fees apply for services however bulk-billing may be available for concession card holders or particular hardship – please ask reception for a fee for your specific requirement. Walk-in appointments & triage of urgent care can be accommodated. ONLINE APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE. https://www.hotdoc.com.au search Harrison at 2617 Bruce

There are Specialised doctors are onsite eg Sports Physicians Dr Stephan Praet ; Dr Sue Guirguis (skin cancer surgery / cosmetic surgery)

I can provide an extensive number of services on-site in conjunction with our very experienced health team. These include basic check-up services easily available such as blood pressure checks, blood sugar check and INR testing as well as more complex check-ups such as ECG (heart tracing), Cervical Screening (Pap smears,) cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen),  instant urine drug screens, alcohol breath testing, plastering, spirometry (lung test)  and asthma plans.

Appointments easily available in Bruce Ph 02 6180 8500 OR ONLINE https://www.hotdoc.com.au 7 am – 7.30 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am-5 pm Saturday !

After Hours:
If unavailable, you may contact CALMS (Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service) on 1300 422 567 for an alternative arrangement. CALMS in an accredited deputising medical service run by Canberra GPs (including your doctor) to provide quality AH cover all over Canberra.

TRAVEL VACCINES AVAILABLE  – BOOK A LONG APPOINTMENT PLEASE

I am an accredited GP  Supervisor willing to take GP Registrars GPT2 and above. We have a great team of experienced GP Supervisors and staff for educational support and mentoring.

GOVERNMENT FUNDED BASIC CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS UNDER 20 YEARS AGE ..IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAS MISSED ANY OR NOT HAD ANY BOOK NOW ..BOOK A LONG APPT TO CHECK YOUR CHILD’S STATUS OR YOUR OWN STATUS.

Dr Chris Harrison

Co-located with PARATUS Clinical Trials, CIG imaging (XR, USS, CT SCAN & MRI), Laverty pathology, private physiotherapy, diabetes educator, dietician, exercise physiology, psychologist, podiatrist, specialist hand-physiotherapist, audiology (Brindabella Hearing) and UC physio clinics upstairs on Level C. Extended Hours, Pharmacy (Capital Chemist UC resident and compounding pharmacists), BIG CAR PARK!
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