WYNYARD MEDICAL CENTRE

 

Welcome to Wynyard Medical Centre. Please take the time to read the information and if you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the practice. This site provides information for new general practitioners, medical and nursing students, patients, as well as the public in general, an explanation of the services we offer and biographies of our doctors and staff. Also included are links to other sites of interest, especially clinical resources and Australian health sites..

OPEN 7 DAYS

New Patients & Walk-in Emergency Welcome

COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATION CLINIC

We do Covid-19 Testing onsite between 5 pm and 6 pm every day. Please book who meet the following screening criteria:

In the last 7 days, if you are having the following symptoms:

· Fever/high temperature (38oC and above)/  History of Fever (night sweats, chills and Rigors )

            and/or

· Acute respiratory and nonrespiratory symptoms: Running nose, cough, sore throat & shortness of breath/breathing difficulty, and headache or diarrhoea.

  and "Yes" to one of the following:

  • Are you a healthcare, aged care or residential care worker with direct patient contact?

In the last 14 days before being sick:

  • Did you have *close contact  with a confirmed or probable case?
  • Did you travel internationally or interstate (Melbourne, Sydney or any hotspots)?
  • Were you a passenger or crew member on a cruise ship? ​

Please ring and talk to our receptionists to make an URGENT PRIORITY APPOINTMENT AT COVID-19 ASSESSMENT & TESTING CLINIC at Wynyard Medical Centre (CURRENTLY OPEN BETWEEN 5-6PM DAILY MONDAY TO FRIDAY)

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC

We are currently providing Covid-19 vaccination with Oxford/Astrazeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine with Free of Charge to those who are qualified:

Preference for Oxford/Astrazeneca:

  • People 60 years of age or above
  • Health care workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years
  • Younger people with an underlying medical condition, including people with a disability
  • critical and high-risk workers, including Australian  Government officials about to be deployed overseas on official government business.  

Current Phase of Astrazeneca/Oxford Vaccination Roll-out or who can have Astrazeneca/Oxford vaccine right now:

  • People age 18 and above even the vaccine is preferred to people age 60 and above

Preference for Pfizer/BioNTech(Comirnaty):

The Pfizer vaccine is preferred to:

  • People who are 16 years and under than 60 of age with the following specific conditions:
  • People with a history of anaphylaxis to a previous dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, or a component of the vaccine (including polysorbate 80)
  • Other serious adverse events attributed to the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, in consultation with a specialist immunisation clinic or expert panel.
  • Pregnancy: ATAGI and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZOG) jointly recommend that pregnant women are routinely offered COMIRNATY (Pfizer) at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby. 
  • Breastfeeding: It is recommended that women who are breastfeeding or who are planning pregnancy receive the COMIRNATY (Pfizer) vaccine. Women do not need to stop breastfeeding before or after vaccination.
  • Fertility: It is recommended that women who are planning pregnancy receive the COMIRNATY (Pfizer) vaccine.

  • Previous thrombotic event

    ATAGI considers that there is no evidence of a risk of thrombotic disease after COMIRNATY vaccination in people with a history of clotting conditions. ATAGI continues to recommend COMIRNATY vaccination in such people (ATAGI, 2021d). 

    This includes those with:

  • Deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism.
  • People with risk factors for thrombosis (such as use of oral contraceptives or smoking).
  • People with thrombocytopenia (low platelets that can occur with clotting conditions).
  • People with known thrombophilic disorders.
  • People on anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin).
  • People with a history of cardiovascular disease (such as myocardial infarction or stroke).
  • People with a confirmed medical history of CVST.
  • People with a confirmed medical history of Heparin induced Thrombocytopenia.
  • People with a history of idiopathic splanchnic (mesenteric, portal and splenic) venous thrombosis,
  • People with a history of anti-phospholipid syndrome with thrombosis,
  • Thrombosis with thrombocytopaenia occurring after the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Current Phase of Pfizer (Conmirnaty) Roll-out or who can have Pfizer (Conmirnaty) Vaccine as a priority right now:

  • Non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People in age 40 and under 60

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in age 16 to 59 (under 60)

  • Non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People in age 16 and up to 39 (under 40) who are meeting the following criteria:

People work in one of the following industries:

  • Quarantine and border workers find out the definition of Quarantine and border workers
  • Frontline healthcare workers find out the definition of Frontline healthcare workers

Essential international traveler

Residential aged care or disability care workers.

People work in one of the following critical or high-risk industries:

  • Defence find out the definition of Defence
  • Police find out the definition of Police
  • Fire find out the definition of Fire
  • Emergency services find out the definition of Emergency services
  • Meat processing find out the definition of Meat processing
  • Australian Government officials currently or about to be deployed overseas find out the definition of Australian Government officials currently or about to be deployed overseas.
  • Workers manufacturing or distributing COVID-19 vaccines find out the definition of Workers manufacturing or distributing COVID-19 vaccines

People with disability

People who provide paid or unpaid health, aged or disability care, support or services.

People with an underlying medical condition:

Eligible underlying conditions include:

  • Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past find out the definition of Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past
  • Transplant recipients find out the definition of Transplant recipients
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions find out the definition of Chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Immunodeficiency conditions find out the definition of Immunodeficiency conditions
  • Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes find out the definition of Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes
  • Severe obesity find out the definition of Severe obesity.
  • Heart disease and blood pressure disorders find out the definition of Heart disease and blood pressure disorders.
  • Severe mental health conditions find out the definition of Severe mental health conditions

A carer or support volunteer for someone with an underlying medical condition:

Underlying medical conditions include:

  • Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past find out the definition of Cancers and haematological diseases, currently or in the past
  • Transplant recipients find out the definition of Transplant recipients
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions find out the definition of Chronic inflammatory conditions
  • Immunodeficiency conditions find out the definition of Immunodeficiency conditions
  • Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes find out the definition of Chronic kidney, liver, lung or neurological conditions or diabetes
  • Severe obesity find out the definition of Severe obesity
  • Heart disease and blood pressure disorders find out the definition of Heart disease and blood pressure disorders
  • Severe mental health conditions find out the definition of Severe mental health

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker

 Check your eligibility -> COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker 

If you meet the criteria, then please give us a ring and talk to our receptionists to make an appointment.

We are also providing Free Seasonal Flu Vaccination to those who are qualified as well. Those who are not qualified to Free Seasonal Flu Vaccination then can have with a cost of $25 on-site.

The goal of the doctors and staff of Wynyard Medical Centre is to provide:

  • • The best medical care for patients incorporating best practice principals, up to date knowledge and technological advances.
    • The best service for patients through awareness of individual health and social requirements, respect for the patients as people and confidentiality for any information gained.
    • The best working conditions for doctors, staff and allied health professionals through mutual respect and awareness individually of personal and social requirements.

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