We’ve been telling you about Walk-in Specialist Emergency (WiSE) Clinic at Macquarie Park for the last couple of years and have even been on numerous occasions ourselves. For those new to WISE, the quick run-down is that it was formed by a group of specialist emergency doctors and healthcare managers to deliver acute and urgent care outside of the hospital environment. This video explains it all in 1 minute!
Sprains and Breaks
With the long weekend coming up, we definitely think it’s worth reminding you of their services, in particular, the WiSE Fracture Clinic. It provides immediate accessible, patient-focused, Orthopaedic, and Physiotherapy care for fractures and/or musculoskeletal injuries.
A sprain or broken bone is something we can probably expect to have to deal with at least once in our parenting life, so it’s great to have such CLOSE access to somewhere like WISE, knowing they can provide the best treatment and follow up for breaks and sprains.
Their fracture clinic is run by Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeons under the supervision of world-leading Professor Munjed Al Muderis from Macquarie University Hospital (you can google him ;)) and an expert Physiotherapists from Set in Motion Physiotherapy (SIM Physio).
So how does WiSE work?
When you enter WISE, you first visit the reception/hot desk and are immediately greeted by a senior medical specialist. This is the person you explain your symptoms to, and who will administer your treatment. You’ll LOVE this – there is no waiting after being triaged, or after being moved to a bed. Once greeted, you are looked after immediately.
If our doctors advised a Fracture clinic treatment for your injury you will be able to book after your visit. Otherwise, you will need a referral from your GP to make a booking.
What is the cost per consultation?
The cost of visiting the WiSE clinic is $230 (which is not covered by Medicare or health funds) however this includes your full medical assessment and any X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, and blood tests if required, with little to no wait time, all on-site. Considering some private hospitals might cost almost $400, you might consider $230 quite a reasonable price to pay- particularly when children are involved and when the only other option is the Emergency Department.
Should you need medication while there, this is also provided along with scripts and of course, WiSE will update your GP on your visit.
At other times, if you do not need to see a Dr, however, have a referral from a GP or specialist, WiSE can offer bulk-billed diagnostics. X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds.
There is a Fracture Clinic facility fee of $115 (out of pocket) on the day of your appointment plus Physio and consumables charges.
WiSE is happy for people to phone them to see if a visit is recommended, or what do you need to book for Fracture Clinic. Or if it’s 9.30 pm and knowing they shut at 10pm, as sometimes they said they can stay back to help you.
- Phone: 9216 7676
- Address: 17 Khartoum Rd, Macquarie Park (FREE parking for WiSE patients)
- Open 7 days a week 10am – 10pm (365 days a year!!)
- Check out their website here or Facebook page here.
PLEASE NOTE: If you or your family are experiencing any conditions that may be life-threatening please call 000 immediately.