Services offered

Chapel Gate Medical Centre adopts the Medicare Benefits Schedule Requirements for all General Practice Services. The differences between our general consultations are the length in time. Please see the following:
• Short Visit – approximately 6 minutes
• Standard Consult – approximately 15 minutes
• Long Consultation – approximately 30 minutes
• Pro-longed consultation – over 40 minutes
The doctors at Chapel Gate can carry out minor procedures such as suturing, suture removal, excisions, biopsy’s and cast setting and removal.
At Chapel Gate Medical Centre we deal with a variety of triage cases and management including workplace injuries. Our nursing team aims to quickly identify the patients’ needs and determine which doctor is best suited to assist them in the triage process.
Home visits may be done in special circumstances.
Home visits need to be arranged and agreed upon with your usual GP. Please speak with your GP if you wish to arrange home visits for further information.
Chapel Gate Medical Centre uses an in house after hour’s service. Please contact the clinic for the contact details of our locum service.
Dr Paul Harms is actively involved in an aged care facility within the MAACG group, servicing the majority of the facilities’ patients.
A Pap smear is a quick and simple test used to check for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. We recommend the best time to schedule a pap smear is two weeks after the start of your last menstrual period. A pap smear requires a 15 minute appointment with your GP. Normal results will be mailed to your home address, however if your results are abnormal you will be contacted by our nursing staff to obtain an appointment with your GP.
Here at Chapel Gate medical centre we provide Implanon insertion and removal. It is a highly effective, long-acting reversible contraceptive method, which is suitable for most women. Implanon appointments require an initial standard 15 minute consultation and a subsequent procedure appointment on an alternative day.
Dr Tyncherov and Dr Harms both perform this procedure. Dr Tyncherov also provides the removal of Mirena’s which requires a 30 minute appointment.
Chapel Gate Medical Centre provides detailed travel advice and have an extensive range of vaccinations including yellow fever. Yellow fever should be given 10 days prior to entering a country that requires the yellow fever certificate. Travel vaccine appointments should be made 4-6 weeks before departure as some vaccines require a number of doses that must be spaced out and given over time.
Newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies that are transferred from their mothers, however this immunity goes away during the first year of life. Having your child immunised helps protect them against serious childhood diseases. The Victorian childhood immunisation schedule states which vaccines are due and at what age, and are routinely free of charge for all Victorian children under the national immunisation program.
Chapel Gate Medical Centre provides a number of adult vaccines. Vaccines can lower your chance of contracting certain diseases. They work with the body’s natural defences to safely develop immunity. You have a busy life and too much responsibility to risk getting sick. Vaccines can help you stay healthy so you don’t miss work and you have time for your family, friends and hobbies.
What is shared care?
Shared care is an arrangement between a local practitioner and birthing hospital or other birth setting to care for you through your pregnancy. You see your GP for most routine pregnancy appointments, and you also have hospital appointments (milestones) in early and later pregnancy. Shared care is a great way to build rapport with your GP and for continued care once your baby is born.
Dr Zulfia Tyncherov has completed accredited training and has shared care arrangements with the following facilities; The Royal Women’s Hospital, Sandringham Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Mercy Hospital and most of the peripheral hospitals attached to the RWH & MMC.
Our nursing staff is able to perform Spirometry test on site for your convenience at a low cost. If you are an asthma sufferer or having concerns regarding your lung capacity, please discuss with your GP to find out if you require this testing.
Certain patient demographics are eligible for a Bulk Billed comprehensive Health Assessment. These health assessments are a government initiative in preventative health. Please enquire with your GP if you meet the following targeted demographic groups

1. Over the age of 75 years (Annually)
2. 55 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders (Annually)
3. Between the ages of 45 to 49 and at risk of developing chronic disease (Once)
4. People 40-49 yrs. (Inc.) high risk of developing type 2 diabetes determined by Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment (Once every 3 years)
5. Permanent residents of a Residential Aged Care Facility (Annually)
6. People who have an intellectual disability (Annually)
7. Humanitarian who reside in Australia, access to Medicare services, including refugees, Special Humanitarian Program and Protection Program entrants (Once)
8. Former serving members of the Australian Defence Force including former members of permanent & reserve forces (Once)

Melbourne Pathology is open from 8am – 4:30pm Monday- Friday on Level 1 of the Chapel Gate complex.
You do not require to require an appointment for pathology.
Our friendly nursing staff are able to perform ECG’s on site for your convenience. The private cost of an ECG is $50.00 ($20.55 Medicare Rebate).
Cryotherapy is a commonly used in-office procedure for treatment of various skin lesions i.e. Warts, Skin tags, Solar Keratoses.
At Chapel Gate Medical Centre we are able to provide patients with medical treatments related to Work Cover Injuries. Dr Hok-Ming Lee, Dr Paul Harms & Dr Eugene Kalnin have extensive knowledge in this area of service. Please contact reception for more information on our Work Cover processes.