Book online for consults (for emergencies dial 000)

COVID-19 vaccination clinics have commenced

We have Covid-19 vaccinations in stock and we are now accepting bookings via HotDoc booking app or via phoning our reception.

The AstraZeneca vaccination is currently available at our clinic for patients aged over 50 years as per ATAGI guidelines.

We are hoping to be able to offer the Pfizer vaccination soon for our patients aged under 50, but you do not have to wait, you can book right now for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination at Cribb House (Ipswich Hospital) through this Qld Health website:

ALL FLU VACCINATIONS are also now available:

  • For patients ages 5-64 without chronic medical conditions (private cost $10)
  • Age 65+ (Gov funded, no out of pocket cost)
  • Ages 6 months-5 years (Gov funded, no out of pocket cost)
  • Chronic disease 5 years + (Gov funded, no out of pocket cost)

The current ATAGI advice is to have at least 7 days gap between the COVID-19 vaccination and any other vaccination.  

Make sure you download the HotDoc booking app (this will be how we book appointments for the vaccination) and allow push notifications.
If you are not a current patient of the practice please consider filling in our new patient forms and emailing them to our reception team at

Please DO NOT attend our clinic with any infectious symptoms, even the mildest symptoms like a runny nose, sore ears or gastro without discussing this with a GP first in a telehealth consult.
DO NOT attend the clinic if you have potentially been exposed to Covid-19 or are awaiting test results, EVEN IF YOU FEEL WELL.
Please be aware that if you are attending the clinic you will need to wear a surgical mask for the duration of time you spend inside the clinic. Kids under 5 do not have to wear a mask.
Most of our consults are still via telehealth in the first instance. This means most appointments will be booked as telehealth consults first, and then your GP will be able to book you for a face-to-face consult when this is needed.
To help our community nearly all telehealth consults are bulk-billed until at least 30th June 2021. Unfortunately changes to Medicare billing mean that to receive Medicare rebates for telehealth consults you must have been seen face-to-face in the clinic at some time in the last 12 months. If you have not been seen in the clinic in the last 12 months but need a telehealth appointment please call reception to discuss this further or book and pay online for a telehealth consult.
Remember, the best public health testing facilities, and the best place to be if you are very unwell, is Ipswich Hospital.

STAY HOME USE THE PHONE – Book only telehealth consults if you have cough/cold/fever/diarrhoea symptoms, or have travelled in the last 2 weeks. We can not see any patients with these symptoms in our clinic due to public health quarantine restrictions.

MILD COUGHS/COLDS/FLU symptoms – STAY HOME AND REST, you can access a telehealth review. Please book online.

SEVERE SYMPTOMS – CALL 000 if it is an emergency (i.e. you are have trouble breathing or are concerned about an urgent health problem).

OLDER, CANCER and IMMUNE SUPPRESSED PATIENTS – please call reception if you need anything, we will try to accommodate your needs as quickly and as safely as we can. Alternatively you can also book online.

Link to further information:

Welcome to CCFP…

Colleges Crossing Family Practice is owned and operated by Dr Cath Hester and Dr Tony Bayliss. We are joined by three excellent primary care specialists, Dr Emma Philip, Dr Lauren Barclay, and Dr Amin Gayed, to help provide quality medical care for our community.

Our clinic opened in 2015, and has grown to provide care to around 10,000 patients from the local area in this short time.

We aim to provide ‘whole family’ care using evidence based medicine. All of our doctors have Australian specialist qualifications in family medicine (through the RACGP) and our practice is fully accredited with AGPAL.

Our clinic is friendly and comfortable, run by very highly trained, motivated and friendly staff. You may see us do things slightly differently here – we are continually working on improving our knowledge and processes to provide better care for our patients and also a better work environment for our staff.

Last but not least, our photos of birds, squirrels, auroras and bears are second to none!

It might be useful to know we save around 32 short appointment slots for urgent ‘on the day’ visits every day – so if you need to see a doctor the same day we are usually able to find you a spot – particularly handy for young families. These spots open after midnight each evening on the online booking app. If no free spots are visible on the online booking service please call to check with our reception staff, in particular, if your child is unwell we will make every effort to see them the same day.

Online bookings are a convenient way to book anytime.

Otherwise please phone our friendly receptionists on 3201 2010 during business hours.

We are located on Yuggera Country at 1 Langi Court, Karana Downs, Q4306.

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Colleges Crossing Family Practice is located in Yuggera Country. We acknowledge the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul peoples as the keepers of ancient knowledge where our practice has been built and whose cultures and customs continue to nurture this land.
We pay respect to Elders past, present and future.
We acknowledge the cultural diversity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We celebrate the continuous living cultures of First Australians and acknowledge the important contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made and continue to make in Australian society. 
We are fully accredited with AGPAL