- Skin check clinics
SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN AUSTRALIA
At least 50% of people in this country will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime
- Are you concerned about a new spot or one that is changing?
- Do you have fair skin that burns easily?
- Have you had frequent sunburns, particularly in childhood?
- Have you a personal or family history of skin cancer?
- Have you ever used solariums?
- Are you over 50?
Here are some examples of lesions:
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What to expect from a skin check:
A full examination of your skin from your scalp to the soles of your feet.Any suspicious skin lesions will be documented and may be biopsied for diagnosis.If further treatment is required this will be arranged as necessary at a separate appointment.An annual skin check is generally recommended unless an individual is at high risk.Please contact our friendly reception staff to arrange an appointment time at the dedicated skin check clinic sessions.Sessions are held on Tuesdays (both morning and evening sessions available) as well as Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. We have a number of Male and Female GPs at Wellness on Wellington who have undertaken further training in this area.When attending for a skin check please be sure to arrive without make up ( including nail polish for both fingers and toes ) and wear loose fitting, uncomplicated clothing that you find easy to remove and put back on.Please note that only skin checks will be dealt with at these sessions and a separate appointment should be arranged if you have other matters of concern.
Pap smear clinics
- Pap smear clinics
Group Diabetes Clinics
- Group Diabetes Clinics
Group Diabetes Clinics
- Flu Clinics
With the expected arrival of the vaccines scheduled for Mid April we have set up some flu clinic dates.
Please call the practice on 9780 8900 to be booked into these sessions which are restricted to the administration of the vaccine only. If you have other matters requiring medical attention a separate appointment time will need to be arranged.
For patients with chronic medical conditions the vaccine is government funded. For all other patients the cost of the vaccine is $20.00
Children under 5 years of age are also eligible for a subsidised vaccine however this will not be available until Mid May.
Flu Clinic dates are :
Wednesday 18 th April between 9.00 am and 12.00 noon
Friday 20 th April between 1.00 pm and 4.00pm
Saturday 21 st April between 1.00pm and 4.00pm
Thursday 26 th April between 2.00 pm and 5.00pm
Please remember bookings are essential and are not available for booking on line. Please arrange your preferred date with our friendly receptionists on 9780 8900
Wellness on Wellington has a number of practitioners skilled in the insertion of IUD’s.They are :
- Dr David Ringelblum
- Dr Julia Trayer
- Dr Lona Brown (currently on maternity leave)
A total of 3 appointments are required.An initial, extended appointment is required with one of the practitioners listed above, for assessment of suitability and explanation of the procedure.Swabs will need to be taken at this time and Cervical screening ( Pap) needs to be up to date. A script for the device will be provided at this appointment time.Once the results of these test are back (usually 7 + working days) the Iud insertion can proceed. An extended appointment is also required for this procedure – you can expect to be at the practice for 1-1.5 hours.A follow up appointment is required 6 weeks post insertion.We require a non refundable deposit prior to booking these appointments. This is $115.00 for most patients and $90.00 for those with a valid health care or pension card.If either of the two extended appointments are not attended or not cancelled with 24 hours notice , the deposit will be forfeited.Please note that our usual billing policy will apply for all consultation items associated with this procedure and appointments for the IUD insertion can only be scheduled between 9.30 am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday according to provider availability.