Practice Options


The Practice tab of MedicalDirector Clinical Options allows you to enter information about your practice, and eHealth configuration information.


The Practice address can be added or amended here. The address is automatically added when the first practitioner is entered in the User Database. This address is used when adding other practitioners and also printing practice-related information.

VSP Number

The Vaccine Service Provider number is only used in Queensland and is needed for the printing of Immunisation details. This number will appear at the top of any immunisation search printouts.

Practice ID

If you enter your ID number here, it can easily be referenced when running MedicalDirector Clinical by clicking Help > About. This number is used to identify your practice when calling MedicalDirector Customer Care .


In line with the Medicare's  Healthcare Identifiers Service, each practice will be provided with an HPI-O (Healthcare Provider Identifier- Organization) number, which must be entered here.

Organisation/Service Type

Indicate your Practice Organisation and Service type for My Health Record. This is a requirement for accessing the My Health Record System.

Use Suburb and Postcode as the Default for New Patients

Selecting this option makes the practice suburb and postcode details are automatically entered when adding new patients.

PIP Number

The Practice Incentives Program number.

Participates in the CTG PBS Co-payment measure

Indicate whether the practice participates in the PBS 'Close the Gap' assistance. The PBS Close the Gap Co-payment measure has been developed to provide assistance to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to improve access to PBS medicines through co-payment relief. Practices wanting to participate in the PBS co-payment measure must register by completing the PIP Indigenous Health Incentive form. Contact the Department of Health and Ageing for information.