After Hours and Home Visits

Outside business hours, Dr. Michael Joseph’s patients are encouraged to call 0413183722 and leave a message. Dr. Michael Joseph will endeavor to return their call as soon as the opportunity arises.

 

We kindly ask that patients be considerate and only call after 11 pm if it is an urgent matter that cannot wait until 7 am the following morning.

 

Dr. Michael Joseph can perform home visits to patients under his own discretion. These visits are usually special circumstances and are existing well-known patients of Dr. Michael Joseph.  

 

If urgent care is required during surgery hours we encourage patients to come to the practice. We are happy to arrange enhanced privacy with alternative access to the practice. If in the event a patient is too sick to come to the practice, Dr. Michael Joseph can visit the patient at their home or place of care if they are local and a patient of the practice. This means that Dr. Michael Joseph will do home visits from Belmont South to Swansea North. 

For more information on home visits and costs associated with this service, please click here

 

Patients may also use the GP ACCESS AFTER HOURS SERVICE at Belmont Hospital (Ph:1300 130 147) from 6 pm onwards. Patients can phone anytime after 5:30 pm to schedule an appointment.

If you believe you are experiencing a life-threatening condition or medical emergency, we urge you to contact 000 or visit your local hospital.

General Appointments 

At Blacksmiths Family Medical Practice all GP and nurse consultations are by appointment only. We have recently introduced new practice protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here to learn more about how we are using Telehealth to help protect you and your family. 

 

Please call the practice on (02) 4971 4044 during business hours and our wonderful staff will be happy to make an appointment for you or recommend if a telehealth appointment is preferred.

Dr. Brianna Joseph's books are currently closed and she is no longer accepting new patients.

 

If you are a pre-existing patient of Dr. Michael Jospeh, there will no change to his appointment system.

 

Please note, in the interest of protecting our patient’s privacy, we do not take appointments or communicate information via Facebook or email. In the event that we receive abnormal results that require urgent attention, we will endeavor to contact patients to request a follow-up consultation. We strongly urge patients to avoid contacting the practice for results.

 

For more about your privacy regarding your medical and personal information can be found here

 

Our reception also welcomes any questions or inquires via our practice phone number.

If you believe you are experiencing a life-threatening condition or medical emergency, we urge you to contact 000 or visit your local hospital.