Childhood vaccinations at Erskineville Doctors Erskineville

Childhood immunisations

Childhood immunisations are available at Erskineville Doctors. The immunisation schedule covers immunisations at 6 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 4 years. The full schedule is available here. If you need to check your child’s immunisations list you can go to the Australian Immunisations Register. At these visits we take the opportunity to check your child’s growth and development, and to check on any concerns you have about their health and wellbeing. Where possible, please book with the  Practice Nurse. She will see your child first and check their weight, and give you information about the …

After Hours Doctor at Erskineville Doctors

After Hours

National Home Doctor Service is our after-hours locum service. A locum GP will visit you at home and provide a report directly to our practice for the next working day.  Phone: 13 7425. If you have ongoing concerns about your health after a locum visit, please contact the practice to organise a follow up appointment. Balmain Hospital has a GP Casualty Unit, open from 8.00am – 10.00pm every day. For serious emergencies call an ambulance (000) or got to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s Emergency Department at Missenden Rd, Camperdown.

Catherine Wark - Registered Nurse

Practice Nurse

One of the nurses’ primary roles in our clinical team is to assist our doctors with continuity of care for our patients, in particular those with complex or chronic medical conditions. The nurses  also assist patients with wound care, immunisations, BP checks, ECGs, asthma assessment and inhaler technique, health assessments and education. The nurses might also call you on behalf of the doctors, to book you for follow up appointments. This is especially the case for patients with chronic health problems. Our nurse Catherine is currently on maternity leave. Ping works on Monday, Georgia on Tuesday/Wednesday and Amy on Thursday/Friday.

Antenatal Shared Care at Erskineville Doctors

Pregnancy

If you are planning pregnancy or are now pregnant you are probably doing a lot of internet searching.  A GP in Queensland has put together a great website for her patients which she is happy to share. Maternity Matters   is full of information for about the whole pregnancy process and is being updated constantly. First pregnancy visit Your options for care during pregnancy include the public hospital clinics or Birth Centre,  private obstetric care, or shared care with the hospital and your GP. Most of our doctors can manage your pregnancy care in conjunction with RPAH or RHW. We will …

Repeats prescriptions for patients of Erskineville Doctors

Scripts & Referrals

Under normal circumstances we require to see you in person, but in an emergency a doctor may take your call, or ring back as soon as possible. We don’t write prescriptions or referrals based on telephone requests, unless you have attended the surgery in the last 12 months. We appreciate the chance to see you and review your case. In some situations we will not be able to write a prescription without reviewing you, for example pain medications or sleeping pills. Administration charges for any service provided outside a formal consultation are as follows: Prescriptions $15 Referrals $25 Extra admin …

Home visits at Erskineville Doctors

Home Visits

Under normal circumstances we require you to come to our surgery. We can provide home visits to our regular patients who cannot physically attend the surgery, and who live close to the practice. If you require a home visit please call our staff to arrange. It’s not always possible to attend in an urgent situation and in that case one of our doctors will talk to you over the phone and advise the best course of action.

Close the Gap _ Erskineville Doctors

Close the Gap

Erskineville Doctors participates in Close the Gap programs run by Medicare for our indigenous patients. We encourage our patients who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to let us know so that we can best help you manage your health.

Travel vaccinations at Erskineville Doctors

Travel Medicine

Don’t leave it until the last minute to get any of your travel vaccines, as your body needs to develop immunity after the vaccine. This can take up to 2 weeks, and some vaccines require repeat after 1-2 weeks so preferably give yourself a couple of months before travelling. Bring a list of your destinations. If you have any records of previous vaccines bring them along, as this might save you some pain and money. To prepare for your consultation, the Center for Disease Control has a useful website, where you can search for information about your destination. It will …

cancer screening for women

Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Since 1 December 2017 there have been  important changes the Pap test screening program (now known as the National Cervical Screening Program). The key messages are: Younger women can wait to have cervical screening tests at the age of 25, where it used to be 18. Older women should have their next test at the time it is due (that is 2 years since your last Pap test, or sooner if you have been advised to do so previously) Women will now be offered ongoing screening up to the age of 74. The test will still be like …

My Health Record

My Health Record

My Health Record is an online summary of some of your health information. Health information stored in your record can include information from you, your healthcare providers, and Medicare. It can be accessed by you through mygov.au, by any GP through their practice software, and hospital staff through their IT systems.This can be particularly useful for patients with chronic medical conditions who see a number of specialists and sometimes require hospital care. From 16 July 2018 the Government has decided to implement the My Health Record as an “opt-out” system, meaning that you will have a My Health Record created for …