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Be ahead of the line this year!

Back to school list health preparedness for your child

As the new school year approaches, it's essential to ensure your child's health is a top priority. Preparing for the school year is more than just new backpacks and school supplies—it's also about making sure your child's health needs are addressed. Here's a handy back-to-school list to help you prepare.

Prescriptions: Allergy Pens, Asthma Inhalers, and Other Medication

Nobody wants their child to be caught off guard with a sudden health issue while at school. It is vital to make sure that all necessary prescriptions, such as allergy pens, asthma inhalers, and other medication, are up-to-date and ready for the new school year. Don't forget to make an appointment with your child's GP so they can provide the necessary prescriptions and ensure your child is set for the start of the year.

New Action Plans or Updating an Existing One

Children's health needs can change over time, so it's crucial to review and update your child's health action plan before the start of the school year. This could include changes in prescription medication, dietary needs, or activity modifications. A clear, updated action plan will give you peace of mind and help school staff take care of your child's health needs appropriately.

Referrals: Pediatrician, Dietitian, Psychologist, Ophthalmologist, and Immunologist

If your child has specific health needs, you may also need to arrange referrals to various specialists. This could include a pediatrician for overall health management, a dietitian for nutritional advice, a psychologist for mental health support, an ophthalmologist for eye health, and an immunologist for allergies and immune system care. Having these referrals ready ahead of time can ensure your child receives continuous care throughout the school year.

To summarize, the back-to-school period is a perfect time to review and update your child's health care needs. By ensuring your child has the necessary prescriptions, a comprehensive action plan, and referrals to relevant health professionals, you can help them have a safe, healthy, and successful school year.

Healthy Heart Check

Heart disease is easily one of the top causes of death in Australia. Many people may not know their risk of developing  heart disease, especially since you often cannot feel risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Other things which may require monitoring could be a heart healthy diet, you can ask about the various foods that would be beneficial for you when you go in for your healthy heart check.  Maintaining a healthy weight and being smoke free are also things  that will come up during your check.

You can book in with the reception team, please let them know that you would like to book in for a healthy heart check and they will be able to give you a rough indication of how much time you will need to spend at the practice on the day of your check.

Osteoporosis Solutions to visit soon

On Monday the 24th & Tuesday the 25th Wangara Medical Centre will host its annual Bone Density Scans here at the clinic. We are happy to announce that the 2 day clinic is fully booked and we are very pleased with the uptake. Our patients are lucky to have such a service here. 

Always remember to book in after a follow up consult with the GP for the result. Your bones will thank you.

Christmas is coming

With Christmas just around the corner we thought it would be a good idea to let you all know that you should book in to see a doctor if you require any scripts, referrals or letters. We will be closed from Saturday 24th December 2022 and re-opening on Tuesday 3rd of January 2023.

We wish all our patients and their families a lovely festive end of the year and let us hope that 2023 will be a much safer, happier and better year for us all. 

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