The Link Hills Medical Centre is a multi-disciplinary healthcare facility situated in Waterfall, KwaZulu-Natal.
The centre opened its doors on 1st December 1994 after Dr Sean Duffey bought the home situated at 2 Niagara Drive. During the course of 1995, the house was renovated and further rooms built to allow Dr Shaun Martin to join the practice. Dr Debbie Ganesh opened a Dental Practice in the centre during 1995.
Further exapansions were made to the building in 1996 to accomodate Dr Richard Darby joining Drs Duffey and Martin, and Mrs Pam Dawson opened her physiotherapy practice.
During the course of 2006, expansions were completed to the centre, adding 2 further consulting rooms for Drs Duffey Martin & Darby, 2 rooms for Mrs Mandy Pillay, an audiologist and speech therapist and a Bouwer and partners pathology depot.
With the opening of the Hillcrest Private Hospital in July 2011, Mrs Mandy Pillay (audiologist and speech therapist) relocated to the new hospital. Her rooms at the Link Hills Medical Centre were taken up by a further two Family Practitioners, bringing the total number of doctors working in the centre to six. At the end of July 2014, Dr Kirsty McHarry unfortunately left general practice to go and specialize in rural health, leaving five family practitioners.
1Well Established Medical Practice
The practice has been operating on the same premises for over 20 years, and during this time has built up an excellent reputation of providing care that we as a practice would be happy for our own families to use. We have never advertised our services and prefer to see new patients based on word of mouth referral.
2Contracted In To Most Medical Aids
More than 87% of all our patients are on medical aids that we are contracted to. What this means for patients on one of these medical aids is that once you have been seen, your claim is delivered to your medical aid electronically free of charge by the practice and we will accept payment from the medical aid directly. Nothing more for you to do.
Please note that as a general rule, no acute or chronic scripts or sick notes will be provided without a patient being seen by a doctor. The exception may be the scripts that cannot be issued for longer than a month at a time like Ritalin or Concerta, and these will take a minimum of 24 hours to be ready for collection.
Any legal or insurance documentation will be completed and will be billed for using the requisite codes as gazetted for. These documents can sometimes be very onerous and time-consuming to complete and will take a minimum of 72 working hours before they are ready for collection.