Literally the worst medical centre I've ever been to.
And I have worked in medical centers before so I know what you can and can't get away with.
Trying to make me pre pay $80 to see a dr for a "standard consultation" when the receptionist could not even know what I was in for and whether it would take a standard appointments length or not. I know this because I've worked in the system before. She was trying to make me pay because I didn't have any ID or a Medicare card on me. They have several drs that work there but all on different days or times. There's no sign out the front that says who works on what days and what hours so all patients are forced to waste their time in the line only to find the dr of their choice is not even in today.
Now if you were a new patient and had no ID fair enough... But for an existing patient whose details are already in the system including Medicare details to "pretend" you don't recognize the person you are talking to and insisting on ID and the saying the only way I will get seen is if I pre pay the $80 was just a joke. I know for a fact you aren't allowed to charge up front for a medical service whether its through Medicare or private.
Now instead of seeing my local dr for a medical certificate for being off work... Im now on the train heading all the way into the city where I used to work and having rung ahead I know they will see me and not because I used to work their but because they know about beig professional and about putting a patients needs first. Shame on you Fairfield chase medical centre. Never go here if you can help it!