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Resources

Asthma Action Plans

Information about asthma can be found at National Asthma Council of Australia.

Action Plan Documents:

Asthma Action Plan – action plan suitable for adults living with asthma

Asthma Action Plan (Parents’ Guide) – instructions about asthma action plans for parents of children living with asthma

Asthma Action Plan – asthma action plan for children with asthma

Allergy and Anaphylaxis

For information about allergy and anaphylaxis  as well as templates for developing allergy action plans we recommend the  Australian Allergy Society website

Click here to view instructions for General Allergic Reactions.

Click here to view the Anaphylaxis Action Plan.

Click here to view the Eczema Action Plan.

Diabetes

Comprehensive diabetes care is available from diagnosis and includes complication screens and insulin initiation if necessary. All patients with diabetes are offered to join our diabetes register which will send prompts for twice yearly comprehensive screening which includes foot and kidney checks as well as prompts for free immunisations.

Most patients with diabetes will have a team care arrangement drawn up which ensures all the providers involved in your care are in communication with each other and it also allows access to five medicare rebates per calendar year for attendances to an allied health worker such as a podiatrist or dietician.

Are you at risk of diabetes? Take the test!

Kidney Health

1855_kidneyfoundation2You can check your kidneys by clicking here to take the test.

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Medication Advice

1387850.1.highComprehensive advice about your medications can be found by visiting the National Prescribing Service

Poisons Information can be obtained by ringing 131 126

 

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Mental Health

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All doctors at our Practice are able to prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan which makes a patient eligible to obtain a Medicare rebate when attending a psychologist or allied mental health professional. Details of the scheme can be accessed at Medicare.

On-line screening for depression and anxiety is available at Beyond Blue.

On-line CBT is available at Mood Gym

The State Government has a 24 hour 7 day a week helpline available to assist patients and families with mental health issues. Information can be found at their website or call 1800 332 388.

Click here for details on the Tasmanian Mental Health Helpline.

Travel Health

All doctors at the Practice are able to provide medical advice before and after international travel. Individual advice can be found at Travel Health ONLINE or the NPS website.

Warnings about the safety of travel is available at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

It is recommended that you book an appointment at least 6 weeks before travel to discuss travel health and immunisations. Please advise the receptionist when booking it is a travel health appointment. Your doctor will map out a plan for any immunisations that may be required as well as provide travel advice.

The Summerdale Medical Centre is able to administer all travel vaccines except Yellow Fever. Sites that administer Yellow Fever vaccine in Launceston can be accessed at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Other Forms and Documents

Below are various documents, forms and fact sheets to assist you in your health care.

Application for Hearing Services Voucher

MAIB notification of accident

Disabled Parking Application

Driving Medical Questionnaire

SPUMS Medical (pages 10-15)

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