Being parents ourselves, we know how integral you are to your child’s growth and development. For this reason, we consider you to be our partners in the health and wellbeing of your children. Our comprehensive approach to children’s health emphasises preventive medicine, diet and fitness as well as check-ups and acute care for illness and minor bumps and injuries.
When appropriate we refer to local paediatricians for complex conditions. We also support a multidisciplinary approach to care that can involve a number of allied health practitioners including speech pathology, physiotherapy, podiatry and psychology.
When should I take my child to the doctor?
It is important to take your child to the doctor for immunisations at the following ages:
- First week of life
- 6 weeks
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 4 years
It is also important to take your child for a health check-up at any other time you are concerned or your child becomes unwell.
How can I tell if my child has a cold or the flu?
This can be difficult, but influenza affects the lungs more often than does the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, fatigue and cough are more common. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Although antibiotics don’t help these viral infections, it is still a good idea to contact your doctor and make an appointment, as it could be something more serious or treatable.