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Welcome to the community section of our website. Here you can keep up to date about health related events and services in the Huon. As well as learn about new team and services here at CFP

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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.

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Negotiating 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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Eligibility for COVID-19 Antiviral Medicines

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

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Are you prepared if you get COVID 19?

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

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COVID 19 Vaccination Update

Our next COVID clinic is Saturday 13th August . We are taking bookings now. If you would like a sooner appointment please go to www.coronavirus.tas.gov/booking

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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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Voluntary Patient Advisory Group

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 kerrie@cygnetfamilypractice.com.

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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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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

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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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Interesting in learning more about our health services?

HERE AT CFP WE HAVE HEALTH PRACTITIONERS WHO WORK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND TARGETED APPROACH TO YOUR HEALTH NEEDS. We believe that the health care needs of our patients are better met by providing a comprehensive initial assessment and systematic approach to treatment. We promote and value shared decision making between the patient and the practitioner and we believe the patient and the practitioner are equal partners in the health and wellbeing solution. We also incorporate kindness and compassion as part of a patient treatment plan. We support and empower patients to make the choices that allow them to look after their own wellbeing.
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Flu Vaccination Program

In line with the Governments winter program objective of maximising flu vaccination this winter, the Tasmanian Government will provide flu vaccinations free for 31 days.

The program will run from Monday 6 June until the 31st July 2022.

Please call us on 62951460 or book online.