Frequently Asked Questions

skillful-care-homeWhat should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring the referral from your GP or referring doctor, any x-rays or imaging of your chest and any recent test results that are available to you. If you have been referred for lung function tests, then you should NOT take any Ventolin or Bricanyl inhalers for four hours before the time of your appointment and you should NOT take any other inhalers on the day of your appointment.

How long will the appointment take?

Your consultation will be approximately 20 minutes.

Should I confirm my appointment?

Please respond to our reminder text, or if you do not have a mobile, confirm your appointment by calling 02 83826776.

How do I pay for my consultation?

You will be expected to pay for your consultation on the day of your appointment. This can be done by cash, EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard.

How much will it cost?

There will generally only be a reasonable fee in addition to the Medicare charge. We are happy to process your claim with Medicare on the day.

Is bulk billing available?

Patients on unemployment benefits will be bulk billed. DVA patients will have their entire costs covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are happy to discuss an agreeable fee if you are experiencing financial hardship.

How do I get there and can I park?

Full details about parking and transport can be found St Vincent’s Clinic WEBSITE.

There is parking in the St Vincent’s Clinic which costs $4 per half hour. Street parking is available in the vicinity but is limited and has a one hour limit. The nearest train station is King’s Cross. This is approximately 1 km from St Vincent’s Clinic. It is a relatively level walk. There is a bus service immediately outside the Clinic in Oxford Street to Museum, St James or Central Railway Stations.

Will I have to walk up stairs to get to the office?

There are no stairs at The Clinic. There is a lift to take you from the front entrance or the car park directly to level 7.

If I am disabled is there special access available? 

Cars can be driven right to the front door of the clinic and can remain there while patients get out. If you need a wheelchair these are available from reception which is found immediately inside the entrance to The Clinic on your left as you enter.

Is there a place for me to wait if I have another appointment or if I need to wait for someone to collect me?

Yes. There are ample waiting areas on each floor of The Clinic as well as near the front entrance where the reception staff will be pleased to help you with any enquiries.

Is food and drink available in the clinic?

Yes. There is a café in the ground floor level where you can purchase hot and cold drinks, snacks, meals, magazines and newspapers.

If I need medication can I purchase this in the clinic?

Yes. There is a pharmacy open during business hours.

What do I do if I need to remain in Sydney for further tests?

There is a LIST OF ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE on the St Vincent's Clinic website.

What should I do if I have diffculty reaching the office telephone number?

Our telephone number, 02 8382 6776, is a very busy one and it is often engaged for long periods. If you have difficulty getting through please try again later or, alternatively, send a fax to 02 8382 6772 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.