Our experienced Nurse Immunisers assist our GPs in immunising babies, toddlers & adolescents with vaccines provided by the Government Childhood immunisation program. This is a free service. Phone (03) 5221 5044 to make an appointment for your child's immunisations.
Influenza Vaccination - Now also available for under 3's
Annually we encourage our older patients to receive their flu shot and any other age appropriate recommended vaccines.
Our Practice now offers flu vaccines for under 3 year olds. Families who would like their child to have the 2nd booster are welcome to phone the Practice and book an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
For various reasons some people develop an iron deficiency anaemia. An intravenous infusion of an iron product (ferinject) is one way of rapidly replacing iron stores. It is available for most people over 14 and women not in the first trimester of pregnancy. The infusion can be given at Newtown Medical Centre by our experienced doctors and nurses over the period of one hour. There is a medicare rebate for this procedure, however, there will an additional payment to cover consumables but this will be kept at a minimum.
Don’t let illness & dangerous infectious diseases spoil your well-earned holiday.
Popular travel immunisations include yellow fever, rabies, typhoid, cholera and anti-malarial medication but we stock much more than this. Travel health advice and immunisations are popular for destinations like Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, South America and Africa. If you are travelling anywhere outside of Australia we recommend you visit a qualified travel clinic like Newtown Medical Centre prior to your departure. Our travel doctors and nurses will vaccinate you against country specific diseases to ensure you return home healthy.
Newtown Medical Centre provides anti-nausea and anti-diarrhoea medication in the event that you fall ill overseas. We recommend having these medications on hand along with rehydrating tablets such as Hydralyte, as well as a basic first aid kit customised to your travel activities.
It’s always good to be prepared while you’re visiting a foreign country. Always ensure you have more than enough of your prescription medicine to see you through the entire trip. Making doctors’ appointments and visiting foreign pharmacies to get more prescription medicine while you’re travelling can be stressful, especially if you’re in a non-English speaking country. If you need to see your doctor to get another prescription, call us on (03) 5221 5044.