Alice Specialised Medicine (ASM) manages our appointment availability differently to the way it may be handled in other clinics.

We book a maximum of 4 weeks in advance, encourage you to book the correct length appointments and allocate time for travel or follow-up appointments as requested by our medical staff. This ensures consultations are available for all existing patients within a reasonable time frame.

When booking an appointment, please consider what you want to gain from a visit with the doctor and be mindful that Dr Deb Mitchell’s routine appointment is now 30 minutes. Please request an extended appointment if you feel you need more time, which can allow you up to 45 minutes.


As part of our service to you, a reminder will be sent via SMS on the day prior to your appointment if you provided a mobile contact number.

Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment, or a fee will apply. Please also provide at least 24 hours notice when rescheduling an upcoming appointment, otherwise fees will apply. We will be unable to schedule a new appointment until the account is brought up to date.

On-the-day Appointments

Alice Specialised Medicine cannot provide on the day appointments. Compared to other general practice clinics in Alice Springs who have many part-time GPs we have one. Dr Deb Mitchell routinely books out 2 – 3 weeks in advance although at times due to cancellations by other patients appointments may become available sooner.

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