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2019 Flu Vaccine In Stock

All 2019 Flu Vaccines are now in stock including Government and Private stock.

You are eligible for the Government Funded Vaccine if you are:

  • Over 65 years of age
  • Pregnant
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged 6months – 5 years
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged 15 and over
  • Have a relevant chronic medical condition that can lead to complications from the flu

Please contact reception to make an appointment for the vaccine.

Dear Patients,

Please be advised that we will be CLOSED on Saturday 23rd February 2019 for a company event.

Onsite Laverty Pathology will also be closed. The closest Laverty collection centre to us is at 175 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066, and is open 8.30am – 11am every Saturday.

Or you can search for all Laverty locations here:  http://www.laverty.com.au/patients/location

If you need urgent medical care, please call 000.

For after hours medical care, please contact the National Home Doctor Service on 13 SICK (74 25).
https://homedoctor.com.au/

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

We resume normal hours Sunday, 24th February 2019. 9am – 1pm.

Practice Closure 23FEB19

GOING OVERSEAS?

TRAVELLING THESE HOLIDAYS?

Lane Cove Doctors has all your travel advice and vaccination needs!

Vaccines should be given 4-6 weeks before departure, so if you’re travelling in December or January NOW is the best time to book in with your GP!

Call us on 8319 8888 for more information.

We stock all common travel vaccines on-site and we are Yellow Fever Accredited!

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Christmas & New Year
Opening Hours

We will be operating our usual opening hours over the festive period with the exception of the following dates:

Tuesday 25th December,  Christmas Day …………… CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December, Boxing Day ……………..CLOSED

Tuesday 1st January, New Year’s Day ……………….. CLOSED

On behalf of the whole team at Lane Cove Doctors, we wish you a healthy and happy Christmas & New Year!


After Hours Medical Care

  • The National Home Doctor Service 
    Ph:
    13 SICK (13 74 25) for after hours home visits.

  • The Walk- in Specialist Emergency Clinic (WISE) is open 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week.
     Ph: 02 9216 7676            website: http://www.wisemedical.com.au

  • Always call 000 in medical emergencies; unconsciousness, chest pain, difficulty breathing, uncontrollable bleeding or major accident.

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The Ins-and-Outs of PrEP

WHAT IS PrEP?

“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, with “prophylaxis” meaning “to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease.” PrEP is a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV infection take a pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming HIV infected. The pill is contains two antiviral medicines that are also used to treat people who already have HIV infection. These are the same drugs used to suppress the virus in people living with HIV.

WHO SHOULD TAKE PrEP?

The effectiveness of using HIV antiretroviral drugs as PrEP has been established by clinical trials conducted in gay men, heterosexual adults and injecting drug users. PrEP can be considered for people in these populations who are at high risk of acquiring HIV, such as gay and other homosexually active men who are having multiple events of condomless sex.

HOW DO I START?

You will need to see a GP who will chat to you about your sexual history and discuss PrEP to see if it’s right for you. If you are eligible to start PrEP, the doctor will provide you with a script which can be filled at your local pharmacy for a subsidised price.

REGULAR MONITORING & FOLLOW UP.

People taking PrEP medication need to have a check-up every 3 months when STI & HIV testing together with a blood test for kidney & liver function will be done.
More Information is available here.