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New Patients

Cygnet Family Practice is now welcoming new patients. Please call our receptionists on 62951460 to book your New Patient Registration Visit. There is a one-off registration fee of $50 to join our practice. We look forward to caring for you and your family.

Navigating My Aged Care

Do you feel overwhelmed by trying to access help for personal care or home care? Are you having trouble trying to navigate the online registration process? Are you 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)? Help is at hand At Cygnet Family Practice: RN Juliet will help …

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Covid Update

Tasmania is now at high risk of COVID-19 due to sub-strains of Omicron. We encourage you to make sure you are up to date with the latest recommendations for booster doses because this has changed recently. Remember to take all the recommended precautions at all time by wearing a mask when you can’t keep your …

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Our nurses meet each month to discuss how to further help our patients

Our nurses at Cygnet Family Practice meet each month to discuss how to further help the people who choose our practice for their healthcare. Nurses are specialists in health promotion, disease prevention and care co-ordination. If you need help navigating My Aged Care and services to help you stay at home as you age – …

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Influenza season

The influenza season has started with over 10,000 cases nationwide so far. We have not had a case of influenza in Tasmania since April 2020. This is because of hand washing and social distancing during COVID for the past 2 years many will have never been exposed to influenza nor have been vaccinated previously.  Influenza vaccine …

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Myth Busters! – Part 2

Myth #2 Consults in general practice are free. Busted: Sorry, they are not. General practice appointments are subsidised by Medicare. Having an appointment with our health practitioners, whether face to face, or by telephone or video, needs to be paid for on the day of the appointment. Follow up calls for accounts will incur a …

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Myth Busters! Part 1

Myth #1 Appointments for follow up results will be bulk billed. Busted: Appointments to discuss results are not always bulk billed and depend on the time taken to discuss. Our policy is “if it is important and serious enough to have a pathology test or medical imaging test, we believe it is important to discuss …

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