Book Appointment

Please make an appointment by contacting your nearest clinic or booking online. Some of our services are available as convenient telephone appointments.

Online booking

We are currently rolling out HotDoc, an online booking system, as a way of making our service more accessible. Online booking through HotDoc is available for Launceston and Glenorchy clinics (Burnie is coming soon). Please note that IUD, Medication Termination and Pessary appointments can’t currently be booked online.

PLEASE NOTE- Important Changes post 15 Dec 2021 

From 15 December 2021, at all three of our Family Planning Tasmania clinics we will be implementing changes in line with public health advice around COVID-Safe practises. Thank you for following our protocols to keep you, our patients and our staff as safe as possible.

  • We require the wearing of surgical masks for everyone onsite.
  • You will be asked to confirm your vaccination status. Unvaccinated patients will initially be offered telehealth appointments.
  • More appointments will be offered as telephone appointments; we will let you know if telephone is an option when you book. You can still be seen in person if you wish.
  • For in-person appointments, please stay in your car when you arrive and the doctor or nurse will call you to start the appointment.
  • Please only bring one person with you to your appointment if needed for support, and please don’t bring children.

For more detailed information, please read the document attached below.

Important Clinic Changes at FPT from 15 Dec 2021

Find a clinic

Glenorchy – 421 Main Road, Glenorchy TAS 7010

Phone: (03) 6273 9117
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00. Closed during lunch.

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Launceston – 269 Wellington Street, Launceston, 7250

Phone: (03) 6343 4566
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00. Closed during lunch.

Burnie – 199 Mount St, Upper Burnie, 7320

Phone: (03) 6431 7692
Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 – 5:00. Closed during lunch.

When you book an appointment

When you call to make an appointment, our receptionist will ask you a few questions to make sure we book the right appointment for you. Please make sure you have the privacy you need to answer these questions when you call.

Our reception staff will be able to tell you whether your appointment is with a doctor or a nurse and whether there will be any fees.

Find out more about fees

Confirming your appointment

You will receive an SMS before your appointment asking you to confirm you’re able to attend. Please reply Yes to this SMS to avoid your appointment being cancelled.

Cancellations

Our appointments are in high demand. Should you no longer need yours or if you are unable to attend due to illness or another reason, please phone us as soon as possible to let us know. This can allow us to help someone else.

When you come for your appointment

Please bring your Medicare, Healthcare or other Concession Card (if you have any of these).

If you are a new patient, please arrive 10 minutes early to complete our new patient form.

Support person

To help us minimise the risk of infection during COVID-19, please only bring a support person such as a friend, partner or relative if absolutely necessary. Your support person may be asked to wait outside if they aren’t coming in to the consultation with you.

We often need to see clients on their own during a consultation, and your support person may be asked to leave the consult room for a short period of time.

Interpreting services

If you would prefer to talk to your doctor or nurse in a language other than English, we can book a telephone interpreter for you at no additional cost. Please let the receptionist know if you would like an interpreter and which language.

Phone TIS 131 450 and tell them your language.

Tell the interpreter your name and which clinic you are calling:
Family Planning Tasmania Glenorchy 03 6273 9117 OR Family Planning Tasmania Launceston 03 6343 4566 OR Family Planning Tasmania Burnie 03 6431 7692