Townsville Family Medical Centre Services

 

We cater to the health needs of all your family. Here are some of our main services.

Your GP can help you stay independent for longer and to live with dignity. We can help with issues such as incontinence, mobility, falls, or declining memory. Many assessments, treatments and medicines for older people are subsidised by the government. Just ask your GP.

The purpose of antenatal care is to improve the health and wellbeing of mum and baby and should begin before pregnancy. Our GPs provide support and guidance every steps of the way. The health of both mum and baby is monitored through regular examinations, screening tests and ultrasounds.

Want to be a pilot or work as an Air Traffic Controller? You will need medical certification by a GP who understands the physical and psychological impacts of aviation. Our GPs can provide the assessment and if you meet the standard, issue a Basic Class 2 medical certificate by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Immunisation protects children against a range of preventable and life-threatening diseases and infections. Some recommended vaccines are funded by the government. Routine immunisations for children under four include; chickenpox, hepatitis B, measles, meningococcal AWCY, mumps, polio, pneumococcal, rubella, tetanus and whooping cough.

GP Management Plans are comprehensive, long-term care plans, made just for you if you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, stroke, cancer and chronic pain. Our GPs will manage and coordinate the ongoing care you receive from all your healthcare providers.

Scuba diving is great fun but also carries dangers. If you’re aged under 16, over 45, or have certain medical conditions, you will need an approved Dive Medical. At our centre we have GPs that are qualified to give these comprehensive assessments. Remember, not every GP can provide these and overseas certificates may not be accepted in Australia. The risks of diving increase with age, so divers over 30 should be tested every three years. Those aged over 50 should be tested every year. Dive medicals cannot be claimed under Medicare. All divers in Queensland are legally required to have passed a Diving Medicals Examination that has been done in accordance with Australian Standards AS 4005.1.

It’s important to protect yourself and your family from serious and preventable diseases and infections. Our GPs provide the protection you need with vaccinations for children, travel, your work and more.

Speak to your GP if you’re struggling to cope, feeling low or anxious. Our GPs can assess your condition and may provide therapy and treatment. Our GPs also support people with dependence or addiction problems.

Our GPs provide pre-employment health assessments including:

  • Drug and Alcohol Screening (Instant and Laboratory)
  • Aviation Medicals
  • AMSA Medicals
  • Coalboard Medicals
  • Rail Medicals
  • QAS Medicals
  • Asbestos Surveillance Medicals
  • Commercial Drivers Medicals
  • Dangerous Goods Medicals
  • Mt Isa Mines Medicals
  • Cannington South 32 Medicals
  • Ernest Henry Mine Medicals
  • MMG Medicals
  • Queensland Health Vaccination Recording
  • Health Surveillance Medicals
  • Travel Medication and Vaccinations
  • Q-fever Vaccinations
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations and Fitness Testing
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • Chester Step, VO2 Max

The audiometry assessments are to the AS/NZS 1269.4:2005 standard.  Drug and alcohol screenings are NATA accredited and performed consistent with AS/NZS4308:2008 standards.

Palliative care helps people with a terminal illness live their life as fully and comfortably as possible. Our GPs will act as part of a team to provide individual care including pain relief, counselling and grief support, financial support, and assistance to live at home.

The Australian Skin Cancer Clinic is located at our medical centre in Townsville to assess, diagnose and treat skin cancers. We use special equipment including dermatoscopes and photographic monitoring of skin lesions to assess your skin. We can sometimes treat pre-cancerous lesions and early skin cancers with non-surgical treatments. The surgical services we provide include biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy and curettage of superficial skin lesions. When necessary, our GPs will also perform skin flaps and grafts.

Perform your best with the help of your GP. We not only treat injuries but offer advice on physical fitness, exercise, nutrition planning and rehabilitation.

Our GPs offer education and advice to minimise health risks while travelling and provide medications and immunisations. Common requirements are prevention of malaria or altitude sickness, treatments for diarrhoea and allergies.

Our GPs help women at every stage of life including contraception, cervical screening, sexual problems, pregnancy, ovarian cysts, period problems and menopause.