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Free Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine

The Queensland Government will continue to offer the free Meningococcal ACWY vaccination to all young people under 15 – 19 years through their doctor or immunisation provider. This free vaccination will only be available until 31st January 2019.

Please phone reception on 4781 4495 to book an appointment or book online.

Healthy Active Kids

At our clinic we want all of our patients to be as healthy as possible. Developing healthy eating and exercise habits at a young age are the first steps.

For the next 4 months we would like to offer kids aged 3-10 a healthy habits “check-up” and ask parents to complete a short questionnaire so we can learn how to assist our families.

Please call to make an appointment on 4781 4495 and let reception know that you wish to book in for a “healthy kids check-up”.

Dietitian at JCUHealth

Lauren Shaw – Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Lauren is an APD registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) after completing a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, in 2015. She has worked with adults and children in Queensland and New South Wales. Her interests include coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome, eating disorders, paediatric nutrition and growth, and all aspects of food, eating and nutrition. She believes that food and nutrition is an integral aspect of health and ill health, and is passionate about wholesome nutritious food that is inviting and delicious.

For an appointment or more information please phone reception on 4781 4495.

 

Better Balance Clinic

The JCU Physiotherapy Better Balance program is a six-week group exercise program, designed to help improve an individual’s balance, confidence and overall mobility. It provides an opportunity to exercise in an air-conditioned fun, social, and safe environment whilst under the close guidance of physiotherapists and physiotherapy students.

Who: anyone aged 60 years and over
When: Tuesday or Friday afternoon (2pm – 4pm) for 6 weeks
Where: JCUHealth, Level 1 , Clinical Practice Building
Cost: $5 each session (includes afternoon tea)

What does the program include?

  • Six weeks of a physiotherapist supervised exercise program designed to strengthen leg muscles and improve balance
  • Program run in a well-lit, air-conditioned environment
  • A personalized take-home booklet of exercises with exercise checklist
  • Afternoon tea
  • Optional notification to your GP of your participation and improvement(s)

What do I need?

  • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing suitable for exercise
  • Closed in shoes (preferred)
  • Water bottle (water supplied if forgotten)
  • Any medications required during this time (e.g. asthma puffer)

To register or receive more information please contact JCUHealth reception on 4781 4495.

New – Interprofessional Clinic

James Cook University (JCU) provides high quality Interprofessional services for individuals with conditions that may require several different professionals. A nurse will discuss your service needs in an initial assessment and prepare a care plan that allows the patient to see multiple clinicians at the same time. Services in this program include Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy.

We accept self-referrals as well as health and educational professionals. The cost of our service is $30 for assessments and ongoing treatments.

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Common conditions may include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo

If you would like more information please phone JCUHealth reception on (07) 4781 4495 or email your referral to ipclinic@jcu.edu.au.

Open Saturdays

Did you know JCUHealth GP Clinic is open Saturdays from 8.00am – 12.00pm.
All appointments will be privately billed. If you would like to make an appointment please phone reception on 4781 4495.

Mental health services available in the GP clinic

Appointments available with our clinicians :

  • Clinical Psychologist – Liezel Gordon available on Wednesdays;
  • Psychologist – Kelly Rawlings available on Thursdays;

Please contact reception to make an appointment – 4781 4495.

 

 

 

Exercise Physiology gym open

The Exercise Physiology Clinic has opened its doors to clients. Our staff provide professional assistance if you experience any chronic health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, low back pain or arthritis. Other conditions recommended to be supervised by exercise physiologists include (but is not limited to) experiencing muscular/ joint pain, recovering from or needing orthopaedic surgery or having asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression or neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease or dementia.We are also in the process of developing condition specific group-based programs. For a referral form or to make an appointment, please contact the clinic.