Mental Health

All GP’s at Better Health Greenhills have mental health training, can provide mental health counselling and can help manage mental health problems.

Mental illnesses contribute to a significant proportion of our consultations at Better Health Greenhills Medical Centre. All our GPs are experienced and trained in recognising the early signs and symptoms of mental illnesses to ensure access to effective treatment as well as providing additional counselling expertise. Better Health Greenhills Medical Centre cares for patients living with a wide range of mental health problems.

Mental health problems will affect one in five Australians. It is important that any mental condition is diagnosed and treated promptly as early treatment intervention often improves outcome. Our doctors work in conjunction with Medicare registered clinical psychologists to create a mental health plan tailored to your needs. This allows you to receive a rebate on ten psychologist services used per calender year.

If you have a mental health problem, our GPs at Better Health Greenhills Medical Centre can:

  • make a diagnosis
  • check for any physical health problem or medication that may contribute to the depression or anxiety
  • discuss available treatments
  • work with the person to draw up a Mental Health Treatment Plan so he or she can get a Medicare rebate for psychological treatment
  • provide brief counselling or talking therapy
  • prescribe medication
  • refer a person to a mental health specialist.
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Our Services

General FAQ’s

We’re available during the following hours:

Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Closed

Please call the surgery to make an appointment.  Staff are available from 7.30 am to make an appointment for you. Please call Ph: (02)49333093.  Emergencies will always be given priority. Additionally patients can now access HotDocs to arrange for online appointments and the site can be visited for more details. Click here to book online

No, we do not require a referral for minor procedures. Bookings are required.

  • Skin cancer & cosmetic excisions
  • Vasectomy
  • Circumcision
  • Mirena & Implanon insertion and removal

We are a mixed billing practice. We bulk bill aged pensioners over 65 who have a healthcare card or pension card from Centrelink, DVA card holders and children from 0 to 5 years are bulk billed.

Standard consultation: $75 (up to 15 minutes)
Concession card holders $60

Long consultation: $115
Concession card holders $100

*Two members of one family on the same day: one will be charged a lesser fee of $60
*This does not apply to skin checks & excisions​
*Children from 0-5 years old: bulk billed
*Patients from 5 to 64 who have a pension or health care card from Centrelink will be charged $60

You can visit us at our Greenhills practice adjacent to the New England Highway.

Our address is: 1/6-10 Blaxland St East Maitland NSW 2323

After hours care is provided by GP Access After Hours by calling 1300 130 147.  If you require emergency care due to a life threatening illness or injury please contact 000 or attend your nearest emergency department.

The Hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic is our other practice focussed on skin cancer checkups and excisions. Services offered include:

  • Skin checks
  • Skin cancer excisions
  • Skin cancer non-surgical treatment
  • Dermatology appointments
  • Cosmetic procedures

Visit the Hunter Valley Skin Cancer Clinic at www.huntervalleyskincancerclinic.com

When a patient attends the surgery without an appointment they will be allocated the first available appointment and will usually be required to wait or return at a later time later in the day.

The doctors attend the Living care Nursing Home at East Maitland and the Opal Nursing Home at Maitland.  Apart from palliative care and nursing home visit other home visits can be arranged but these are not bulk billed.

Just a 2 minute walk from Greenhills Shopping Centre

Better Health Greenhills offers high quality healthcare and specific medical procedures. Conveniently located in East Maitland, patients throughout the Hunter region attend our practice.

  • 6-10 Blaxland St, East Maitland NSW 2323

  • Opening Hours

    Mon – Fri : 8am – 6pm
    Saturday : 8am – 12pm
    Sundays & Public Holidays : Closed

Become a happier, healthier you!

Book an appointment with Better Health Greenhills today, no referral required.

Book an Appointment

Become a happier, healthier you!

Book an appointment with Better Health Greenhills today, no referral required.

Book an Appointment