Mitcham patients: Please note we are OPEN as per our normal trading hours. The NBN in our area is out and our phones are not working. Sorry for any inconvenience.
A GP referral is required to book an appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons. A referral ensures that the surgeon you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition or injury. Medicare also provide higher rebates for patients with a GP referral. All patients including private health members, uninsured, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability patients are welcome at sportsmed.
Our surgeons are based at the Stepney Healthcare Hub with appointments available Monday to Friday.
Appointments are also available at our Morphett Vale, Henley Beach, Victor Harbor, Mt Gambier and Darwin locations. They also regularly visit and consult in Broken Hill, Goolwa, Mildura, Salisbury Plain and St Agnes.
To make an appointment with one of our surgeons, contact 08 8362 7788.
For your orthopaedic surgeon appointment, please ensure you bring the following with you:
*Workers’ compensation and third party patients must have a current claim and approval from their case manager to attend. In the event of a claim not being accepted, the patient is personally responsible for any costs incurred.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time. Our staff will provide you with the appropriate paperwork required to be completed before the consultation with your surgeon.
In order for your surgeon to provide you with the best possible treatment and care, a detailed understanding of your past and present health is required. Please advise your surgeon of your previous medical history, current medical conditions and the medications you are taking, including those purchased over the counter. This information is very important. It may affect how you recover from your condition/injury and also potentially alter the course of treatment.
Once your surgeon has examined you, he will discuss your condition/injury with you and the necessary treatment plan. This may include further tests or physiotherapy. If surgery is required this will be explained to you. It is vital that you fully understand your condition/injury, treatment options available to you, your surgeon’s recommendations, potential risks associated with treatment, recovery time and the rehabilitation process. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your surgeon at the time of consultation.
For consultations with our orthopaedic surgeons, please bring along your private health insurance card or relevant documentation (workers’ compensation, DVA, third party etc.), if applicable, and Medicare card to ensure your claim can be processed at the time of consultation.
All private health funds and patients including uninsured are welcome at sportsmed. We recommend you check your level of cover with your private health fund to know exactly what you are entitled to for each consultation and the gap you may be expected to pay. Any gap payments are expected to be settled on the day of consultation.
We ask that all accounts are settled on the day of consultation via EFT, Visa Card, Mastercard, cheque or cash.
At sportsmed, we understand your time is valuable. All of our practitioners endeavour to run on schedule and your punctual attendance will assist this. Please feel free to ring us 30 minutes prior to your appointment to confirm if your practitioner is running on time. Should you arrive late for your appointment your practitioner will do their best to provide you with your full treatment time, but in rare instances, appointments may need to be rescheduled.
We do ask that you contact us and give at least 24 hours’ notice should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Regular cancellations or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice may incur a cancellation fee.
To make an appointment with any of our services at any location, contact our switchboard on 08 8130 1222.
A GP referral is only required to arrange an appointment with our orthopaedic surgeons.
You do not require a referral to visit us for physiotherapy, sports doctors, podiatry, massage, exercise physiology, Clinical Pilates, dietitian, psychology or gym services.
We provide specialist healthcare to people and families of all ages. Our team can assist with damaged or diseased bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, while offering services to assist with short-term acute illnesses, chronic long-term conditions, mental health, fitness, diet and nutrition, and more.
sportsmed is committed to the health and safety of our patients, our team and our community. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve put in place measures that exceed the requirements of the Government of South Australia.
Please DO NOT ENTER a sportsmed facility if:
All patients including uninsured, private health members, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability are welcome at sportsmed.
We have the following locations:
Stepney Healthcare Hub
Our orthopaedic surgeons also provide consultation services at:
Broken Hill Base Hospital
Darwin – Territory Sportsmedicine
Goolwa Medical Centre
Mildura – Lime Medical Clinic
Mt Barker – Summit Health
Salisbury Plain – Northcare Physio
St Agnes Specialist Centre
Our physiotherapy and podiatry team also visit Mitcham Rehab. Our podiatry team also visit Normanville on a weekly basis.
We ask that all accounts are settled on the day of consultation via EFT, Visa Card, Mastercard, cheque or cash. Physiotherapy and podiatry services provide onsite HICAPS.
All private health funds are accepted at sportsmed. Our Stepney and Morphett Vale clinics are Bupa Members First Healthcare Providers, ensuring patients with Bupa private health receive optimum benefits from their membership. This excludes podiatry services.
Physiotherapy services at our Blackwood and Morphett Vale locations are also a part of the Health Partners network. Health funds can cover a percentage of the cost for consultations or hospital admissions at sportsmed. We recommend you check your level of cover to know exactly what you are entitled for each visit and the gap you may be expected to pay.
You can also claim a rebate under a Chronic Disease Management Program (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) which must be obtained via a GP referral. There are criteria to meet to qualify for the program and it is only available to patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions (present for six months or longer).
sportsmed provides free onsite parking at our Stepney Healthcare Hub and Morphett Vale.
Our Blackwood and Henley Beach locations have limited parking available onsite.
We ask all patients to allow adequate time for parking to help you arrive at your appointment on schedule.