Canning Vale Medical Centre

WA Practice of the Year 2017

Australia Day Hours

We will be closed Saturday January 26 and Monday January 28 for the Australia Day Public Holiday! Wishing you a safe and happy weekend,  but if you do need urgent medical attention then ring us on 9456-5999 and we will arrange for a locum to see you at home. In an emergency always ring 000. 

Travel Health Advice

Thinking about an overseas holiday? Think again and come in and speak to your doctor about what vaccinations and health issues may be relevant to your trip. Too many Australians are getting sick so, from health issues that are largely preventable with some pre-travel advice-Dr. Michael Crouch, GP with interest in travel medicine, Canning Vale Medical Centre.

My Health Record

October 15 is the deadline for opting out of My Health Record. There is a lot of benefit in having this record, in particular for those with chronic health conditions. We have information at available at the clinic about this and the process of opting out should you want to do so. 

Flu Vaccine 2018

Flu vaccines now available for this season.  Please note all those over 65 years can have the new high dose flu vaccine. These patients as well as all those with a chronic health condition and children 6months to under 5 years of age can have a free flu shot. All others can have the private flu shot. Having the vaccine at your regular GP clinic is best practice as they have opportunity to review your record, recommend the best flu vaccine for you, and record in your notes for continuity of care. We are running a few clinics a day and if these don't suit then we can accomodate other times. Ring 9456-5999 to book. Your visit will be bulk billed if you are attending for this only. 

For those who cannot attend due to work, we run work site clincs; make enquires through our office manager.  If you do have it at work or elsewhere pleae notify your gp at your next visit so that we can make documentation on your file. 

ACWY Meningococcal Vaccine

The new ACWY meningococcal vaccine supply is now in stock for all children over 12 months and below 5 years of age. An announcement was only made last week about this new government funded program. Teens 15-19 years are still able to access the free vaccine too at our practice. Book by ringing reception on 9456 5999

Nurses

Our nursing team has been changing! This year Ann our nurse for over ten years retired, Lidia moved to fertility nursing to expand her skills as she is early in her career and Jyo has been off on a long overdue holiday! We wish her well! Michelle has returned to us from her overseas stint in NZ and we also have Anoosh and Erika who have joined our team. The nurses are an integral part of our team and provide much of the health care in the clinic from immunisations, dressings, and running a full range of clinics from weight management to chronic disease care and health coaching. They also help with triaging your calls and discussing results and procedures with you. They can also help with your asthma care and assist with performing lung function tests, ECG, ultrasound treatments, ear syringing, coordination of care planning  and much more. They are available M-F 8-5.30 and Saturday mornings 9-12. Booking by phone only.

Pharmacist

Lusi Sheehan, our resident pharmacist is available for a range of medication support activities in the practice. She will be working closely with our doctors and nurses to assist with quality prescribing in the practice. If you wish to meet her about your medicines or to arrange a local pharmacist to visit you at home for a medication review, please call the clinic. 

Meningococcal Vaccine 15-19 year olds

Supply of the Meningococcal Vaccine for 15-19 year olds are now in stock. This is for the ACYW strain that has sadly taken the lives of several West Australians in the last year (four new cases in the last month). The vaccine has been made available for free by the Dept of Health for all 15-19 year olds while stocks last. Please ring and book your visit to have this. Children and adults outside of this age group can have the vaccine too but will have to purchase the stock.