General Practice

Health & Wellbeing North Ward follows the principles of primary health and preventative care advocated by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australian Medical Association and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

It abides by the rules and regulations established by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency and is an AGPAL accredited practice.

General Practice

Apart from day to day medical care to our clients and their families we offer:

Chronic illness care

Through Medicare-supported care plans (GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements). These allow your Doctor to involve Allied Health practitioners, Nurse and other outside services in your care and then review them every 3 to 6 months to maintain the best possible control over chronic illnesses and obtain cures where possible.

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Mental Health Treatment Plans

Supported by Medicare, where your Doctor works together with a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and/or a Mental Health Nurse in helping you recuperate and strengthen your emotional health.

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Indigenous clients’ Health Checks

Every Indigenous person is entitled to have a regular comprehensive health check. This is set to be every 9 months for Indigenous people of any age. Our practice prides to be an Indigenous-friendly and multicultural practice. Indeed our staff is in itself a mixture of races and cultures, including Indigenous people of this country. Indigenous Health Checks not only look closely at your health and social needs but also allow you to access 5 Allied Health referrals every year, should you need to see a Dietician, a Podiatrist, a Physiotherapist, etc

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Immunisation
Health & Wellbeing North Ward offers most immunisations as per national recommendations

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Women’s preventative care

We follow women throughout the span of their lives and carry out preventative checks appropriate to the different ages and stages of life. From pap smears and STD screenings, to breast checks, 45-49 health checks, diabetes screening, contraception, pre-conception, post-natal and maternal health checks.

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Men’s preventative health

We assist men achieve and maintain their best level of health at any stage of their lives. Regular health checks, STD screening and education, prostate and bowel cancer checks, 45-49 health checks, diabetes screening, are all part of the specific services we offer.

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Skin lesions diagnosis and treatment

Some of our Doctors specialize in skin checks and skin cancer diagnosis. All our Doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating other skin conditions, as well as skin cancer prevention.

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Alcohol and drugs rehabilitation and community detox

Some of our Doctors work with Alcohol and Drugs rehabilitation organizations and specialize in treating different stages (e.g. Detox, withdrawals and, eventually abstinence) in the community.

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Employment and Driving Medicals
These are available on demand. They normally do not attract Medicare rebates.

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HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-transmitted diseases

At least one of our Doctors specializes in treating HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C with the latest protocols available in Australia. We also treat all other blood and sexually transmitted diseases.

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