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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
If you test positive for COVID 19, you may be eligible for antiviral treatment if you are: 70* years and older 50 years or older with 2 additional risk factors Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander, 30 years or older and with 2 additional risk factors *where treatment is commenced within 5 days of symptoms, or
Now is the time to prepare. You will need: RAT x5 (sometimes you are negative for a few days in the early part of the disease), if unwell and negative – still stay at home and book an appointment with our nurse practitioner or doctors. Keep up-to-date on testing options, testing clinic locations and opening
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
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 –
Would you like to improve access to general practice services? Would you like a voice to improve healthcare services in the Huon Valley? Do you have experience in health, innovation, business, engaging with government, strategic planning or project managing? Do you work well in a team? Apply with contact details and relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Representatives from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) visited Cygnet Family Practice.
CEO Paul Wappett, Drs. Tim Jackson and Michael Clements, and Medical Student Jasmine Davis have been visiting Tasmanian general practices to listen to their members and practice teams regarding issues for people attending general practice and to gain feedback on how the organisation can assist. It can be challenging for people to get in to see their
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
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