This year My Health Record is changing. Starting from Mid 2018 there will be a My Health Record automatically created for you. If you would like to opt out of having a My Health Record, click here before January 31st, 2019
My Health Record is a new and improved way to upload your Medical Summary online. This includes your;
Current conditions and treatments
Diagnostic Imaging Scan reports
Why should I opt in?
Having your Medical Summary online means if you ever need to visit the hospital or even a different Doctor, your summary can be downloaded by the doctor you're seeing using just a click of a button. It is definitely a Fast, Secure and Easy way to access information that may assist with all of your appointments.
For more information and registration please click here.
If you are a young person wanting to read more on My Health Record click here.
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Visiting the emergency department for the right reasons
📺 DEE’S ED FAIL TALE 👩⚕️
Have you ever presented to the Emergency Department due to an ingrown toe nail? Or ever tried taking your pet to the Emergency Department?
North Queensland PHN have put together an amusing video about real - life Emergency Department misuse they've had to deal with.
Learn what is considered an "emergency" that needs to be treated in hospital vs a "non-emergency" that can be treated with your GP
Check out this educational video created by St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne describing what Hepatitis B is, how it is transmitted and how to care for yourself and your family.
The following vaccines are provided free to older Australians under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
People in these age groups are at high risk from influenza (flu) and pneumococcal disease and the complications they can cause. The great majority of deaths from these two diseases occur in these age groups.
People over 65 years are also advised to have dTpa, a diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough booster, if they have not received one in the previous 10 years, although this is not funded under the NIP.
Some older Australians accessing the pneumococcal vaccination program may need a second dose of the vaccine five years after the first, specifically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with an increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease.
50 years and over (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) -Free Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) Vaccine. Not held on site.
65 years and over - Free vaccinations for Influenza (flu) and Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV). Pneumococcal vaccine not held on site.
71 - 79 year olds - A free single catch up dose of Herpes-zoster (Shingles) (Zostavax®) is available until 31st October 2021.
Between the 31st of July and 7th August Australians are celebrating Organ Donor Week. Our clinic amongst others are doing our best to promote and encourage people to save lives by becoming Organ donors. You should never assume you are too young, too old or too unhealthy to sign up and it is also not too late to register. Registration is a quick and easy online process through www.donatelife.gov.au and can be done at any date or time.