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Services - Children

Childhood Immunisations

Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting children from serious diseases. It not only helps protect individuals, it also protects the broader community by minimising the spread of disease.

Vaccines are one of the top public health achievements of the past decade. They have reduced and eliminated many diseases. Thanks to vaccines, most young parents have never seen the devastating effects diseases like polio, measles, or meningococcal disease can have on a child, family, or community. It’s easy to think these are diseases of the past, but they still exist. You may have never seen a case of polio or diphtheria, but these diseases still occur in other countries. For example, measles is rare in Australia because of vaccination, but it is still common around the world. Unvaccinated travellers who are infected while abroad can easily bring diseases to Australia.

Our Nurses provide a comprehensive range of childhood vaccinations. We provide scheduled childhood vaccinations funded by State and Federal governments and those available on private scripts only.

If you think your child may have missed some vaccinations please phone our Nurses who will be happy to assist you.

http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Childhood-immunisation-schedule

Allergy Desensitisation

The Surgery doctors and nurses help patients manage their allergic conditions.

The Surgery offers an allergy desensitisation service in conjunction with Perth based specialists. This involves a test with an Immunologist to identify the allergens (what is causing the allergic reaction) and regular injections that will reduce the severity of the allergic reaction. As your body is exposed to increasing amounts of allergen, it builds up immunity to the allergen so that in time you have a reduced reaction. This process can take a few years, however, the intervals between injections increases with time.

 

Woman with Hayfever

Circumcisions

Doctor Mark Zafir and Doctor Pieter Austin perform circumcisions for male babies from 0 to 14 weeks of age.

The cost of a circumcision is $300 (the rebate from Medicare is currently $39.55) and payment must be made on the day prior to the procedure.

An appointment must be made with the doctor at least the day before the procedure and parents are requested to attend the surgery daily until the bell falls off post procedure. If family do not live in Albany, daily photos / conversation through email is available and encouraged.

Tongue Tie Releases

Doctor Mark Zafir and Doctor Lorri Hopkins perform release of tongue tie on babies from birth date.

An appointment must be made with the Dr and procedure can be done at that appointment.

The Medicare schedule fee is : $46.50