Becoming a Patient

Becoming a Patient

New Patient Checklist:

  • Please allow up to 1 hour for your initial consultation,
  • Wear loose fitting or gym type clothing, this will make your examination and treatment more comfortable.
  • If you have any imaging or medical reports please bring them with you for review.
  • Free parking can be found close by under the Village Centre and Bridge Plaza (3hours) and Orient street next to IMB Bank.

Do you need a referral?

Some patients do come via referral from their general practitioner or specialist, but as a primary care practitioners a referral is not required to receive chiropractic care excluding DVA, Workcover and Medicare referrals.

What can you expect from your Initial consultation at SCSC

First and foremost we need to understand your medical and health history. Unfortunately many health problems can mimic disorders of the spine and, as such, we will discuss your history in some detail. This will be followed by a comprehensive examination in order to make the most accurate diagnosis. The initial consultation will usually take between 40 minutes and 1 hour, depending upon the complexity of your case. Whilst a physical examination is very important, your modesty will be preserved at all times and all treatment rooms are independent and completely private. Please be assured that if we do not think that we can help you, or if our examination reveals any additional concerns, we will refer you appropriately and liaise with your general practitioner on your behalf.

Most radiological services are provided by South East Radiology locally at Batemans Bay hospital and Moruya. Being a rural area some specialist imaging (MRI) will require travel to either Nowra, Bega or Canberra. South East Radiology services the Eurobodalla and Far South Coast areas with an experienced team of radiologists and state of the art equipment enabling them to give all our patients the best care available.

Batemans Bay Hospital
Pacific Street, Batemans Bay, NSW
PH: (02) 4475 1670

The cost of plain film X-rays is largely covered by Medicare (Australian residents only), with only a small out-of-pocket expense. MRI scans are not claimable under Medicare (except when referred by a medical specialist), however, South East Radiology has very competitive rates and can generally accommodate our patients on short notice. 

How do I make an appointment at South Coast Spine Care ~Batemans Bay?

Appointments can be made via telephone on 02 4472 8939, if you phone outside of consultation hours (see clinic hours of operation), your call will either be forwarded to my mobile phone or an answering machine, please leave a message with your name and telephone number and our staff will contact you as soon as they return.

Alternatively, don’t hesitate to email the clinic at admin@southcoastspinecare.com.au with a request for an appointment or book an appointment online.

Once a suitable time has been arranged we will send you our Initial Clinical Questionnaire via email, or you can download it here. (Initial Questionnaire-coming soon)

Our location

South Coast Spine Care ~Batemans Bay is located on the ground floor of Citi Centre Plaza (under Batemans Bay cinema) neighbouring OPSM across the call, in Batemans Bay CBD.

Fees: Please click on the online booking link to view our fee schedule.