There are some vaccinations relevant to teens:
- Hepatitis B (hepB)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) The “cervical Cancer Vaccine” is available for boys and girls now.
- Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa) – boosters
Accidents will happen. Sometimes it is easier to get seen at the GP surgery than waiting at Emergency.
The doctors and nurses at The Grange make it “youth-friendly” for those difficult times.
Sometimes more involved counselling requires referral to a psychologist. A referral under medicare can ease the financial burden of counselling fees but to complete a “GP Mental Health Plan” requires a longer appointment. Ask when booking.
Try out Youth Beyond Blue
Possibly an uncomfortable subject for teens and parents alike, but better than asking on social media!
Teens have a right to confidentiality. This might include some of their consultation to be exclusive of a parent or guardian.
What a patient says to the doctor will not be divulged to other people, including parents, unless there is a clear risk of illegal behaviour or risk of harm as specified in relevant laws.
A parent or guardian cannot expect to collect results or other information without consent from the patient, the teenager.
Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Wednesday & Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed
Phone: (08) 9592 4999
Fax: (08) 9592 3681
Address: Cnr Grange Drive & Ennis Avenue, Cooloongup, W.A. 6168