The Clinic provides routine childhood immunisations as per the National Immunisation Program Schedule. Visits for childhood vaccinations are bulk-billed.
The annual influenza vaccine is available each year in the March to May period.
To assess your pre-travel health needs a long consultation is required to allow time for advice, vaccinations, and to prescribe any additional medications.
We recommend you see a doctor at least two months prior to travel.
To assess your Skin for any changes, please book in with your Doctor for a full Body Skin Check.
Our Doctors will check for any unusual or suspicious freckles and/or moles. If the Doctor identifies anything that requires attention, they can use cryotherapy (Freeze), take a biopsy and/or excise under a local anaesthetic and, if need be, can refer onto a Surgeon.
When was the last time you had your skin check?
Doctors at Bluewater Medical are able to perform minor procedures such as:
- Excision of various skin lesions
- Insertion and removal of Implanon
- Steroid injections into joints
- Suturing of wounds
- Application of plaster for simple fractures
- Removal of Foreign Body from eyes, ears, etc.
- Blepharoplasty - removal of excessive skin from the upper eye lid (referral from an Optometrist is required)
Bluewater Medical Practice provides a range of women's health services such as contraception advice, breast examination and pap smears.
Antenatal Shared Care allows low risk pregnant women to continue their regular antenatal assessments with their usual GP.
Antenatal Shared Care is available in conjunction with Townsville Hospital and Mater Private Hospital.
Medical examinations are available for Driver's Licence renewals, Centrelink forms, Insurance forms and pre-employment health checks for both employers and employees.
A long consultation is required for these services.
A patient will be recalled where the results of clinical condition/s, if not followed up, may result in further complications for the patient.
We may send you a letter to remind you of a test or a service when it falls due. We do this routinely for Cervical Screening (CST) tests, vaccinations and care plan reviews. Your information will be entered onto both the Bluewater Medical Practice and the relevant National recall databases. Please inform us if you would prefer not to have a reminder letter sent.
All results can be discussed by making an appointment with your doctor. Reception staff are not medically trained to be able to provide or discuss specific results, but may be able to relay the doctor's comments. Doctors will notify patients by telephone if a result requires urgent attention.