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!
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.
As of the 1st of December 2017, Pap Smears will be replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test.
The frequency and age range guidelines for the new screening have changed. To find out how these changes affect you, please book in a consult with one of general practitioners.
For a list of frequently asked questions, please follow this link.
WELCOME DR SALIE GREENGARTEN!
We are pleased to announce that DR SALIE GREENGARTEN has joined the team at Lane Cove Doctors Medical Centre! Dr Greengarten has been practicing in Lane Cove for over 30 years, and we warmly welcome his local and medical expertise to our practice!
He is available the following hours:
Monday: 9.30 -6pm
Thursday: 9.30am- 6pm
Friday: 9.30am – 1.30pm
For appointments, please call us on 02 8319 8888 or book online!