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June-July Edition of Health News
The latest edition of Health News is available. Topics such as Dry Eye, Connecting with your Teenager, How to Manage Stress or Telehealth are dealt with in the June-July edition. To access all the. . . Read More
Telehealth at DFMC
The Australian Government has introduced Medicare funding for 6 months for GPs to provide services via telehealth (video calls or videoconferencing), or phone if telehealth is not available. The. . . Read More
Influenza Vaccination Information
At Dalyellup Family Medical Centre we will provide all our patients with the usual flu vaccine clinics.  They will however be run a little differently as you can understand with the social distancing. . . Read More

Dalyellup Family Medical Centre aims for clinical and caring excellence. We provide comprehensive, general medical care within the framework of mutual respect and honesty. For more information see our Vision Statement .

We are located at Unit 11/ 135 Norton Prm, Dalyellup WA 6230, Australia and can be contacted on phone 9795 6422 or Fax 9795 6477.

 

DON’T IGNORE YOUR HEALTH

We were reminded last week by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia that while we must be careful going outside our home, taking care of your ongoing medical needs is very important.

Our Medical Centre is a very safe place to visit. It may look a bit different to when you last came but it is a very safe environment. We are practicing strict hygiene and social distancing measures and diverting any potential COVID-19 cases.

 

So don’t ignore your need to personally visit Dalyellup Family Medical Centre and speak with your GP.

 

                   

 

TELEHEALTH AT DFMC

The Australian Government has introduced Medicare funding for 6 months for GPs to provide services via telehealth (video calls or videoconferencing), or phone if telehealth is not available. The purpose is to allow people to access essential health services in their home to reduce their risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Currently we are bulk billing all telehealth and phone consultations, so there are no costs for these services.

  1. Please call DFMC on 9795 6422 to book a telehealth or phone consultation if required.
  2. If you have a smartphone with email on it, we will send you a link for the video call. We can also make this video call on your tablet, laptop or computer.
  3. 5-10 minutes before your telehealth appointment open the link emailed to you.
  4. You will be asked to give your first name and then hit the ‘check in’ button.
  5. The GP will call you.

If you have respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat) please measure your temperature before the consultation if you have a thermometer.

 

2020 Influenza Immunization Information

At Dalyellup Family Medical Centre we will provide all our patients with the usual flu vaccine clinics.  They will however be run a little differently as you can understand with the social distancing requirements. The initial clinics are for those aged 65 and over only. When you book your appointment, you will be given instructions and it is very important that these instructions are adhered too. Go to the back of the building (ambulance bay) at the exact time of the appointment, one person at a time.

At present we only have a limited supply of private fluvax in stock and also of government funded fluvax ONLY for the 65 year olds and older.

The remaining vaccines for the other age cohort will hopefully be available mid April.

This year’s Influenza vaccine will, similar to last year, be a quadrivalent vaccine containing two influenza A and 2 influenza B strains.

 

Eligibility for government funded influenza Vaccine is as follows:

  • Pregnant Woman
  • All individuals aged 65 years and older
  • Individuals aged 6 months or over with medical conditions that place them at risk for complications of influenza, e.g cardiac disease, chronic respiratory conditions, chronic neurological conditions, immunocompromising conditions, diabetes, renal disease haematological disorders and children aged 6 months to 10 years receiving long term aspirin therapy.
  • All children aged 6 months to Year 6 at school

If you do not fall into these categories, we can provide you with the flu vaccine at a cost of $20.

Please call the Practice to make an appointment 9795 6422

If you develop a fever, cough  or runny nose prior to your appointment please do not attend your appointment  and ring and let to let us know that you are unwell.

If you are immunocompromised we will make you an appointment at another time at the Practice for your ‘flu injection.

 

CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION

Dalyellup Family Medical Centre has been working hard to assist our patients with the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19 virus). We’ve can now offer telehealth and phone consultations to allow people to assess essential health services in their home while they undergo self-isolation or quarantine, and reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19 for vulnerable people in the community.

Please read the article in the What’s New section on telehealth consultations.

On booking all appointments please tell the staff if you have a fever, cough, runny nose, are feeling short of breath, travelled overseas in the last 2 weeks, had exposure to someone who has recently travelled or has been confirmed as having the COVID-19 virus.

IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW

 

We are an Accredited Practice and strive to offer a caring, team based and accessible medical service. If you would like information about billing arrangements, appointments, obtaining results of tests, referrals, telephoning your doctor or providing feedback you could click here to view our patient-information-sheet.


You can access a copy of the New Patient Details and Medical Information sheets by clicking or tapping here. New patient information forms.

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Quality Improvement booklet explains about the information Dalyellup Family Medical Centre collects (de-identified) and lets patients know they can opt out if they wish. You can access details of the program by clicking here. Practice Incentives Program

Dalyellup Skin Care Clinic commenced in 2013 to assist Bunbury and South West residents with skin cancers, particularly with early diagnosis and treatment.

 

 

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Dalyellup Family Medical Centre achieved full accreditation for 3 years after an extensive on-site review on 15th March 2018 by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL). AGPAL is a leading independent accreditation provider approved by the industry to accredit general practices based on a set of nationally recognised standards developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP). If you would like to read more about accreditation you could click or tap here. 2018 accreditation