|✓ General Medicine||✓ Childhood Immunisations|
|✓ Minor Surgical procedures||✓ Antenatal Shared Care|
|✓ Cryotherapy to skin lesions||✓ Workers compensation|
|✓ Family Planning||✓ Employment Medicals|
|✓ Health Screening||✓ Insurance Medicals|
|✓ Cardiographs||✓ Dive Medicals|
|✓ Lung Function Tests||✓ Travel Vaccination|
|✓ Men’s Health||✓ Blood Sugar testing on site|
|✓ Spirometry||✓ Diabetes Assessment and education|
|✓ INR & Warfarin Monitoring||✓ Pap Smears & Breast Checks|
|✓ Holter Monitoring||✓ Nursing Home & Home Visits|
|✓ 24 Hour Home Blood Pressure Monitoring||✓ Skin Cancer Treatment|
We provide all childhood vaccinations that are free to holders of Medicare cards.
We have on-site Practice Nurses who continually attend update courses on the changing paediatric vaccination schedule.
Currently, babies are immunised against Hepatitis B at the hospital on the day of their birth. They then have vaccinations at 6 weeks, 4 months and 6 months and then at 12 months, 18 month and 4 years of age.
Adolescents receive vaccinations primarily via their schools but catch up vaccinations can occur at the surgery.
Pertussis Vaccination and Illness – Whooping Cough
Whooping cough or Pertussis rates in Australia in 2011 reached a 20-year high with over 38,500 cases being diagnosed.
Sadly, several babies died from complications of whooping cough often caught from unvaccinated adults affected with pertussis. This has led to a change in the immunisation schedule with infants being vaccinated at 6 weeks, 4 months and 6 months.
Flu Vaccine and Influenza
As many of our patients travel on public transport, work in large air conditioned offices, and travel frequently on planes they are at elevated risk of influenza and so we recommend and provide the annual influenza vaccine.
Immunity decreases over time and vaccination is needed each year to ensure you continue to be protected. Vaccination is recommended in autumn to allow time for immunity to be strengthened before the flu season starts.
Our partners at Newstead Medical offer comprehensive travel health and advice. They are able to supply and administer all required travel vaccinations and many travel medications.
Newstead Medical are a government approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and supply a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate with all Yellow Fever vaccinations.
Appointments are available with our General Practitioners at Newstead Medical for current and new patients by calling 6331 1088. Try to book an appointment at least 4 weeks prior to leaving on your trip.
What to bring to your appointment
If you are not a regular patient of Newstead Medical, please bring a copy of your vaccination history and current medications to your appointment. If you regularly attend there they will have this information on record already. Please bring along your travel itinerary.