Reminders and result follow up

We are now using SMS reminders through HotDoc for health reminders and appointments.

Please update your mobile telephone number at your next appointment.
Should you wish to opt out of this service please let us know.

Thank you


2019 Flu Vaccines

Influenza vaccines are now available, call the surgery on 8278 8900 to book your vaccination with Sue the Nurse.

After hours Flu Clinic –  Tuesday 7th May 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Private flu vaccines $18.00
Government funded flu vaccines are for over 65’s, medically at risk and pregnant women.

 


Meningococcal B Immunisation Program

The Meningococcal B Immunisation program for 17-20 year olds starts 1st February 1st 2019.

Students in years 10 and 11 will be offered vaccines during the School Immunisation program in 2019.

The vaccine for those aged 17 to less than 21 will be available in the surgery at no cost until 31st December 2019, please phone 8278 8900 to make an appointment.


Changes from 1st July 2019

From 1 July 2019, our practice is no longer able to bulk bill patients with Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards. The gap fees will generally be at a concessional rate of $22 Monday to Friday. Full payment of the consultation fee is expected at the completion of the appointment. Our practice has Medicare Easyclaim which allows the Medicare rebate to be paid directly into your bank account via EFTPOS almost immediately.

No bulk billing will apply to Saturday morning appointments for all patients including concession card holders and children under 16.

If you have extenuating circumstances please discuss these with your treating GP.


State Funded childhood influenza program

A State funded childhood influenza program was announced and commences from the 1st May.

The program is offered to children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age.
For the first time receiving influenza vaccine children eligible for this program require 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart.

Please ring the surgery to make an appointment with Sue the Nurse.


Flu Season is coming

Influenza vaccines are available from 19th April 2018, call the surgery on 8278 8900 to book your vaccination with Sue the Nurse.
Private flu vaccines $18.00
Government funded flu vaccines are for over 65’s, medically at risk and pregnant women.

To give the best protection for the season, it is not recommended to have before late April


World Antibiotics Awareness Week 13 -19 November 2017

Before Antibiotics, infection was a leading cause of death.

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to antibiotic resistance, where antibiotics lose their effectiveness.  Help us to lessen the threat of antibiotic resistance by practising good hygiene to prevent the spread of infection and speak to your GP about whether antibiotics are necessary if you develop an infection.


Meningococcal B Vaccine

The Bexsero Meningococcal B Vaccine is now widely available on prescription following recent shortages.

Please speak to your GP now about meningitis vaccines especially for age under 5 and 15-19 years.

 

 


My Health Record

My Health Record is the new name of the National Digital Health Record System.
Having a My Health Record means your important health information like Allergies, Medical Conditions and Treatments, medicine details, can be digitally stored in one place.
Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists may be able to see it online from anywhere at any time when they need too. Even if you travel or move interstate, the information can be viewed securely online anytime.
We can help you set up your ‘My Health Record’ please contact the surgery for more details.


FREE SHINGLES VACCINE

FREE FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2016
Zostavax is to be provided Free on the National Immunisation Program for 70-79 year olds.
Please ring the Surgery to book your appointment with Sue the Nurse.