If you are looking for a Clinic that will look after the health and safety of you and your mob, look no further than Edgeworth Family Practice.
Everyone has a different story. Although we can never fully understand the experiences of others, we can LISTEN. And we would love to hear your story!
The staff at Edgeworth Family Practice work hard to create a warm, family-friendly environment for all patients and visitors.
We can help our Indigenous brothers and sisters by:
- Offering a Bulk Billed health check every year, and assisting them in their Closing the Gap Registration, to make medicine more affordable
- Linking in with local Indigenous services to help with complex medical issues
- Taking the time to have a yarn, listen to their story, and help them in their healthcare journey
- Providing them with 3 monthly bulk billed appointments for chronic care plans if they have ongoing health issues.
- Help them to understand their medicines and how to use them properly
TIPS FOR GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING FOR YOUR MOB
- Have your bulk-billed health assessment (715) once a year
- Register for the Closing the Gap scheme to allow you to access your medicines at a lower cost
- Book an eye check with your Optometrist at least every 2 years
- See a dentist for a check-up and clean once a year
- Women’s Business – have your Cervical Screening Tests, Mammograms and Bowel Screening on time to make sure everything is alright. If you want to know more about these, talk to one of our female Nurses or our female Doctor.
- Men’s Business – have your prostate check and bowel screening on time to make sure everything is alright. If you want more information about these, you can talk to our staff. If you would want to talk to a Male Doctor just let us know when you make an appointment.
- Look after your mental health. If you are having a hard time, talk to one of our Doctors or Nurses
- Exercise – try to get 2.5 hours of exercise a week. This will make your risk of problems like Heart Disease and sugar Diabetes lower. It also helps you to feel better about yourself.
- Eat well – eating plenty of FRESH food! Dinner made from scratch out of fresh, unprocessed meats, fresh vegetables, grains, and fruits are best. Foods that you buy that have been already made can have a lot of salt, sugar, and other additives that are no good for you. Too much salt can put your blood pressure up, make your kidneys work too hard, and too much sugar can cause weight gain which puts you at risk of Heart Disease and Sugar Diabetes. If you have any questions about how you can improve your diet, speak to our Doctors or Nurses.
- Drink lots of water to keep the inside of your body clean and healthy. Try not to have drinks that have a lot of sugar, including fruit juices, cordials, and soft drinks. These might taste great but they aren’t good for anyone!
- Talk to our sexual health Nurse if you need a check-up for infections, or if you need help with contraception to prevent pregnancy. If you would prefer to talk to a male, we have a male GP that can help you with these things too.