News and Notices:
Latest news and notices from Parkwood Medical Centre:
- Can't reach us on the phone? Easily book your appointments online 24/7 using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Please ensure you enter your details correctly in order to match with the Practice appointment book
- IF YOU HAVE A COUGH, COLD, SORE THROAT, OR OTHER FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE, KINDLY CALL THE PRACTICE
Healthchecks and Assessments: Health assessments are an effective way for your GP to provide you with preventative health services. If you are at risk of a chronic disease and between ages 45-49, you're aged 75 and older, or, you just need a comprehensive health check, talk to your doctor today!
Coronavirus Disease: Incidences of the virus have abated in Western Australia, but we need to continue to be diligent and follow all recommended advice. See information available on the Department of Health WA Website, as well as on The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coronavirus Information Website. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or, suspect that you may have the virus, please call your doctor.
Adult Measles Vaccination Program: People born in or after 1966, who have not already received two doses of a measles-containing vaccine, can still receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination for free at the Practice. If you fall into this category, please contact the practice for an appointment.
Health and Lifestyle News and Information:
Sunny days are here again: As we start to get more sun, remember that excessive exposure can be detrimental to your skin, and keep in mind the five S's for sun safety: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. (courtesy: Cancer Council)
As with any other season, it is important to look after your health:
- Eat balanced healthy meals
- Get regular exercise
- Get plenty of rest
- Look after your general wellbeing
- Continue to protect against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Doctors are often busy with patients during our normal opening hours, although they may sometimes be interrupted for emergency advice. Our practice nurses can help when the doctor is unavailable, and our reception staff are experienced in deciding the appropriate response to any phone request.
For privacy and secure messaging reasons, we do not respond to messages sent via email. If you send a message and require a response, please contact the Practice on (08) 9457 4895.
Results are reviewed by your doctor and acted on in a timely manner. You will be contacted if a follow-up appointment is necessary.
The Practice has a computerised Recall/Reminder system. Some information is also transferred to the National Register (e.g. immunisation data) or State-based systems (e.g. cervical screening or breast screening registries).
A notification of your recall/reminder will be sent by SMS to your mobile phone and if you do not have one, you will receive a letter.
Kindly inform Reception if your details change. Should you require further information please speak to your Doctor.
Your feedback regarding our Practice and services is always welcome. There is a suggestion box in the waiting room. If you have any particular concerns, you can ask to speak to Folu, our Practice Manager, who handles complaints and concerns.
If you are still dissatisfied, or unable to come to a resolution, you can contact the following formal complaint body: The Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO) https://www.hadsco.wa.gov.au/complaints or telephone 1800 813 583.