Hillsong Health Centre based in Baulkham Hills, aims to provide quality health care to our community. We believe in caring for the whole person by providing care through a team of highly qualified and professional medical practitioners, psychologists and counsellors.
Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
The Health Centre operates as an appointment system. We will make every effort to accommodate you with your preferred tie, GP, Psychologist or Counsellor. Appointment times vary depending on each Doctor, Psychologist and counsellor.
** Scripts and Referrals require an appointment. Standard GP consultations are 15 minutes. Please book a longer consultation if you have more than one issue or a complex matter to discuss. Emergencies will always be given priority. You may experience delays from time to time due to this policy
Standard psychologist and counselling appointments are 55-60 minutes.
Our GP offers BULK BILLING for Medicare and Veterans Affairs card holders and AHM/NIB health insurance. Overseas visitors are able to access services at a discounted rate. Consultation fees are required the same day as consultation.
Minor Surgery & Procedures you will be charged a $40 gap and $25 disposable instrument fee as well as the current Medicare Schedule Fee. Your GP or Reception will be able to advise you of the current Medicare Benefit Schedule fee applicable for the relevant procedure Item Number.
We require payment prior to your appointment. For initial appointment, payment is required in advance to secure your booking. Medicare and Private Health care provides rebates on psychologist appointments in some circumstances, where people have a Mental Health Care Plan from their doctor. Please call our reception staff to find out more about payment options. Cancellation Fee will apply without 48-hour notice. Without 48-hour notice, we are unlikely to fill vacancies.
We accept cash, EFTPOS, VISA, and MasterCard. We are unable to accept Diners or American Express. Please call us to find out about our fee structure and payment options. HICAPS (fast claims on the spot) is available. ATAPS available
If you are experiencing a medical emergency please advise the receptionist so that the GP can be immediately alerted. Non urgent messages will be given to the doctor between patients for action at a later time.
After Hours arrangements
Sydney Medical Service provide after-hours care for our patients. Patients registered with Medicare or Veterans’ Affairs are bulk billed
Where the patient is unregistered a fee will be charged. Please phone Sydney Medical Service on 8724 6300 who will be able to confirm the current fee.
Our practice is committed to preventative care. We may issue you with a reminder notice from time to time offering you preventative health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system please let us know at reception.
Pathology & Other Clinical Test Results
In most cases we do not disclose pathology and other test results over the phone. Your GP will phone you personally if your result needs immediate attention. Your GP will instruct Reception to contact you to make an appointment, usually within a week of your consultation, if your results need discussion. If your results indicate no action necessary, we will not contact you. However, should you be concerned about your tests, you are welcome to make an appointment to further discuss your health.
Management of your Personal Health Information
Your counselling records are confidential documents. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times. This information is only available to authorised staff members.
This practice has a no smoking policy.
If you have concerns or questions we welcome feedback. Please feel free to talk to the Practice Manager. You may prefer to write to us. We take your concerns, suggestions and complaints seriously.
Services Available - GP
GP available to provide for all your medical needs.
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Life situations can sometimes leave people out of their depth. Having someone they can seek professional support from while getting through the rough patches can make all the difference. We look forward to welcoming you at our Health Centre.
Many of our Psychologists are members of APS (Australian Psychology Society), and our Social Worker is a member of the AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers), and have minimum of four years academic training and supervised in-field training.
Professional Psychological & Counselling Services:
Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
(After hours appointments Available)
Unit 10A, 40-44 Brookhollow Avenue
Baulkham Hills 2153
We require payment prior to your appointment. For initial appointment, payment is required in advance to secure your booking. Medicare provides rebates on psychologist appointments in some circumstances. Please discuss with Reception if you would like further information regarding payment options. Cancellation Fee will apply without 48-hour notice. Without 48-hour notice, we are unlikely to fill vacancies.
Please call us to find out about our fee structure and payment options. HICAPS (fast claims on the spot) is available. ATAPS available
General Medical Practitioners (GP)
Dr Andy Godden
MB BS, DRCOG, Dip The
Andy comes to us from Oberon where he has worked in general practice for thirty five years. He and his wife Carol have raised their four children there, and he is also pastor of the Oberon Christian Life Centre church.
Andy’s medical training was directed at being a country doctor. He earned his basic medical degrees from Sydney University and then did further training in paediatrics, anaesthetics, intensive care and obstetrics in various Sydney hospitals and in London before moving to rural NSW. As a country GP and pastor he has extensive experience in all aspects of personal care and family medicine. He is no longer delivering babies, but enjoys antenatal care and all aspects of family medicine.
He and Carol are moving to Sydney to be nearer to their family, and he is really enjoying being part of the Hillsong CityCare Health Centre team.
Dr Christopher Chang
B. Med, FRACGP
Christopher attained his degree in Medicine at the University of Newcastle. He pursued his hospital residency training years in metropolitan and rural Hunter New England Area Health Service where he gained experience in Paediatrics, Surgery, Emergency and General Medicine and Geriatrics at the John Hunter, Manning Base (Taree) and Maitland Hospitals.
Following his hospital training, Christopher undertook his training in family medicine which included extensive work in a government housing area in south-west Sydney where he gained valuable experience in substance abuse medicine and Indigenous medicine. Christopher's specialisation in General Practice led to being awarded his Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
His special interests include diabetes and chronic disease management, mental health, antenatal care, women and children's health, skin cancer medicine and men's health.
Christopher and his wife Allycia have just welcomed a baby boy this year.
Services available include:
Dr Rebecca Loundar
DPsych MAPS MCCLINP MCCOUNP
Special interest in: working with adults with a particular emphasis on anxiety, depression, stress and life adjustment/transition issues. Able to supervise psychologists and counsellors.
Dr Katherine Hurrell
BSc (Psych), PG Dip (Forensic Psych), MPsych (Clinical) PhD
Special interest in: working with adults and adolescents for the treatment of anxiety, depression and substance abuse/addictions. Also general life issues, such as stress, adjustment to change and general counselling.
BA Psych, MEd (Psych Dip Ed), MAPS (MCEDP)
Special interest in: working with school-aged children (counselling/parenting concerns, educational/developmental concerns – including assessment), Couples counselling (Gottman Level 3 certification). Also, broad range of issues – anxiety/stress, depression, grief/family separation, aged clients. Rosemary is also able to supervise psychologists and counsellors.
BSc, MA Psych, Cert IV TAE
Special interest in: working with students, young adults and adults, with a particular emphasis on anxiety, depression, stress, and identity issues. Also life and living skills, relationship and marriage counselling, abuse (including past and present sexual, emotional, physical), domestic violence, trauma and working with people in a team environment.
BA Psych (Hons), M Psych (Research), M Psych (Counselling), PhD (Forensic Pathology & Medicine) – South Africa
Special interest in: Working with adults and adolescents across a wide range of issues. Particular emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy; Individual Therapy (relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, phobias, work stress, past abuse); and Crime-Related Trauma Debriefing/PTSD. Additional services also include giving psychoeducational talks on marriage, boundaries, discipline and trauma.
BPsych (Hons), MPsych, MAPS
Special interest in: working with students and young adults with a particular emphasis on anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, stress management, maladjustment and promoting complete well-being through self-development. Additional services also include coaching in leadership development and vocational assessment for individual career guidance.
Clinical Social Worker
BSSc (Swell)BSW MSW (AdvClinPrac) AASW Member
Special Interest: working with people of all ages across a broad range of issues and is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches. Sharon operates from a systemic, holistic frame and is able to work from a multidimensional approach. In addition to being an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Sharon is trained as a Systemic Couple & Family Therapist and has also received additional training in the area of overcoming the impact of trauma.
Relationships & Sexual Health Counsellor
B. Eco, PG Dip Social Health, M Health Science (Sexual Health)
M. A. C. A. (Level 2), ASSERT Member
Renee has a special interest in working with adults, young adults and couples, with particular emphasis on sexuality, sexual health, sex therapy, relationship and marriage counselling to individuals and couples with intimacy issues, sexual problems and relationship difficulties. She also deals with issues of identity, self-esteem, boundaries, and general counselling.
Interests include: working to help people understand their bodies better; helping people maintain active and pain free lifestyles; management of acute and chronic pain; injury prevention and exercise prescription; women’s health and post partum physiotherapy. Can also treat dyspareunia, vulvodynia and vaginismus.