In addition to general practice and preventative medicine, Your Health Griffith also offers many other services to our patients. Our services include, but are not limited to:
The doctors at Your Health Griffith have extensive experience in paediatrics and can provide comprehensive care for all of your child's health and medical needs. This may include baby checks, monitoring of growth and development, management of minor injuries and general medical problems. Our practice nurses are available for all childhood immunisations and can guide you through the Immunisation Schedule for your child.
Men are often neglectful of their personal health and long working hours often make medical attendance difficult. Men, especially over 40 years of age, are encouraged to attend their doctor regularly in order to identify and treat potential health risks before they become a problem. Appointments are available on Saturday mornings as well as evening appointments on Monday to Friday until 8pm.
Practice Nurse Services
Our Practice Nurses offer a variety of services to Your Health Griffith patients. Some of the services include: Spirometry, Audiometry, Urine Pregnancy Tests, Electrocardiograms (ECG), Blood sugar levels, INR, Dressings, Treatment of minor wounds, Blood pressure checks, Ear syringing and Chronic Disease Management. Some of the services may involve an additional fee on top of your consultation fee. Other services the nurses provide are:
Women’s Health Clinics - Appointments for pap smears and breast checks can be organised by ringing the surgery and asking for an appointment with the Women’s Health Nurse.
Sexual Health and Reproductive Health - Appointments for STI checks and advice and contraceptive advice can be organised with our Nurses Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Please phone reception to book an appointment.
Immunisations - Immunisation advice is available for all ages, including seasonal vaccines such as influenza and pneumococcus, workplace immunisations, as well as travel vaccines and advice.
Your pregnancy can be managed at Your Health Griffith by several of our GPs who provide shared Antenatal care. This service is available if you are attending the Pregnancy Care Clinic at Griffith Base Hospital or a private obstetrician. This allows you to see your own GP for many of your routine antenatal visits. Your GP will arrange all necessary blood tests, ultrasounds, hospital visits etc during this time and communicate this information to your midwife and/or specialist obstetrician.
For the convenience of our patients, Laverty Pathology have a collection room within our practice. We have a collector on site Monday to Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Pre-Employment & Drivers Licence Medicals
Your Health Griffith also offers pre-employment medicals and annual reviews, developed together with workplaces, to ensure that prospective staff members have an appropriate medical review before undertaking work. A long appointment is required. Drivers licence medicals are also able to be done for patients. We have audiometry, spirometry and drug and alcohol testing available for all medicals.
Minor Surgical Procedures
Your Health Griffith offers minor surgical procedures for our patients. This means decreased wait times as we can complete a range of services in-house. Our services include, but are not limited to: toe-nail resections, skin lesion removal, cryotherapy, abscess drainage, Implanon insertion/removal and IUD insertion/removal. Treatment of minor injuries and wounds, skin ulcers, removal of stitches and plantar wart treatment is routinely performed by our nurses.
GP Management and Mental Health Plans
For patients with chronic medical conditions or mental health disorders, your GP is now able to create an individual management plan through Medicare in order to achieve optimal treatment outcomes. Patients who have a current GP plan in place are able to receive rebates from Medicare when they see a registered Allied Health Providers and psychologists.
Our General Practitioners are happy to see you for work related illness and accidents. We are able to liaise with WorkCover, your insurance company and the work place to ensure a safe return to work.
Your Health Griffith can provide health assessments to at risk populations such as the over 75’s and patients aged 40 - 49, where a risk factor for significant disease exists. Such risk factors include a history of smoking, excessive weight, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease or diabetes, and many other factors. This aids in detection of problems early and prevention if possible. These assessments usually require a more prolonged consultation. The assessments are fully covered by Medicare.
Dr Oliver Khoo Orthopaedic Surgeon consults fortnightly at the practice in person and also via our Telehealth Service. For all appointments phone 02 9357 7850.
Leanne Baulch – Accredited Practising Dietitian:
Leanne consults weekly at the practice and is able to provide nutrition counselling for a wide variety of conditions including:
Personalised weight loss advice
Diabetes, newly diagnosed or increasing HbA1c
Pre-diabets, insulin resistance and polycystic ovarian syndrome
Heart disease and high cholesterol
High blood pressure
Gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and the low FODMAP diet.
Leanne is looking forward to working with patients to make their own health goals and to enjoy eating, exercise and life in general.
The initial consultation fee of $80 and the review is $70. A discount rate of $70 applies for an initial consultation for a child under 14 years and Concession Card holders (Reviews are Bulk billed under a CDM Plan). Patients referred under a Chronic Disease Management plan can claim a rebate back from Medicare from their consultation. A referral from a GP is required if you wish to claim from your health fund. DVA Gold Card holders are Bulk Billed.For more information on fees or to book an appointment, please contact our wonderful receptionists on:
Home visits may be made when necessary for existing patients of Your Health Griffith. This will be at the discretion of the doctors. Doctors may visit a radius of approx 15km from the surgery. All enquiries need to be made via the reception staff.