Wexford Kids Privacy Policy

If you wish to book an appointment, please read through our privacy policy and financial information below and contact our rooms directly via email on info@wexfordkids.com.au or phone one of our friendly staff on (08) 6317 9565


This privacy policy is to provide information to you, our patient, on how your personal information (which includes your health information) is collected and used within our practice, and the circumstances in which we may share it with third parties.

Why and when your consent is necessary

When you register as a patient of our practice, you provide consent for our Doctors and practice staff to access and use your personal information so they can provide you with the best possible healthcare. Only staff who need to see your personal information will have access to it. If we need to use your information for anything else, we will seek additional consent from you to do this.

Why do we collect, use, hold and share your personal information?

Our practice will need to collect your personal information to provide healthcare services to you. Our main purpose for collecting, using, holding and sharing your personal information is to manage your health. We also use it for directly related business activities, such as financial claims and payments, practice audits and accreditation, and business processes (eg staff training).

What personal information do we collect?

The information we will collect about you includes:

Dealing with us anonymously

You have the right to deal with us anonymously or under a pseudonym unless it is impracticable for us to do so or unless we are required or authorised by law to only deal with identified individuals.

How do we collect your personal information?

Our practice will collect your personal information:
When you make your first appointment our practice staff will collect your personal and demographic information via your registration and Pre-assessment Questionnaire.
During the course of providing medical services, we may collect further personal information.
We may also collect your personal information when you visit our website, send us an email or SMS, telephone us, make an online appointment or communicate with us using social media.
In some circumstances personal information may also be collected from other sources. Often this is because it is not practical or reasonable to collect it from you directly. This may include information from: your guardian or responsible person; other involved healthcare providers, such as specialists, allied health professionals, hospitals, schools, community health services and pathology and diagnostic imaging services; your health fund, Medicare, or the Department of Veteran's Affairs (as necessary).

Who do we share your personal information with?

We sometimes share your personal information: We will only share your personal information outside Australia during the course of overseas typing/transcription and secretarial support, (unless under exceptional circumstances permitted by law).

Our practice will not use your personal information for marketing any of our goods or services directly to you without your express consent. If you do consent, you may opt-out of direct marketing at any time by notifying our practice in writing.

How do we store and protect your personal information?

Your personal information may be stored at our practice as electronic records. With an electronic medical record, access is limited to staff who have a legitimate "need to know" for treatment, payment or operations purposes and activity is monitored on a regular basis. All access to electronic medical records is controlled through user passwords. Our computer system has appropriate virus and malware protection, and stores all personal information securely.
We take reasonable steps to safeguard patient information when sending information to patients, health organisations or third parties by standard unencrypted emails.

How can you access and correct your personal information at our practice?

You have the right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information at a time convenient to both yourself and the practice.
Our practice acknowledges patients may request access to their medical records. We require you to put this request in writing to the Practice Manager and we will respond within 30 days. We may impose a charge for photocopying or for staff time involved in processing your request.
Our practice will takes reasonable steps to correct your personal information where the information is not accurate or up-to-date. From time-to-time, we will ask you to verify your personal information held by our practice is correct and up-to-date. You may also request that we correct or update your information, and you should make such requests in writing to practice manager at info@wexfordkids.com.au

How can you lodge a privacy related complaint, and how will the complaint be handled at our practice?

We take complaints and concerns regarding privacy seriously. You should express any privacy concerns you may have in writing. We will then attempt to resolve it in accordance with our resolution procedure. You can write to us at the address at the top of this statement.
You may also contact the OAIC. Generally the OAIC will require you to give them time to respond, before they will investigate. For further information visit www.oaic.gov.au or call the OAIC on 1300 336 002.

Privacy and our website

We may collect personal information from you digitally via our website and/or email. Our website may also use data analytics, cookies etc. This information will be kept securely for our own use only.

Policy review statement

This privacy policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure it is in accordance with any changes that may occur. We will notify our patients when they attend this Practice if we amend this policy.

Policy For Families With Separated Parents

Wexford Kids is committed to providing optimal care for all children. Conflict and breakdown of communication is quite common during parental separation and divorce. It can have impact on collaboration with professional care providers. We have established the below practice and communication guidelines to enable clear understanding in our work with families where parents have separated. Wexford Kids reserves the right to refuse care, assessments, or any service if the above is not honoured or should either parent be acting in a manner detrimental to the therapeutic relationship with the clinician.