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Port Melbourne Medical News

Introducing SMS reminders

January 22, 2019

SMS reminders via HotDocs have been introduced at Port Melbourne Medical, and are now live. These reminders include, but are not limited to: B12 injections, blood pressure reviews, Bowel cancer screening, Breast cancer screening, Cervical screening, Childhood and other immunisations and Prolia injections.

The Port Melbourne Medical logo will be displayed at the top of the SMS reminder. Upon receiving one of these reminders, please click on the link and follow the prompts to identify yourself and the secure message will be available. At this stage you may simply book an appointment online or contact reception for further information.

Patients who chose to opt out of this service are encouraged to contact reception.

OzDocs result and script requests

December 17, 2018

Results and prescriptions may be requested online using OzDocs on our website. Simply click on the Results tab on our home page.

Please note that there may be some delays in responding to requests over the Christmas period due to the public holidays.

Should your request be urgent, please schedule an appointment with one of our Doctors.

Port Melbourne Medical now open on Sundays

October 19, 2018

We will be open on Sundays from 9.00am to 1.00pm.    Appointments are reserved for on the day consultations.

From the 28th of October Melbourne pathology will also be open from 9.00am – 1.00pm.

Transition from Pap Smears to Cervical Screening

January 31, 2018

From 1 December 2017, cervical screening will change in Australia. The Pap Smear/ Pap Test will be replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. The new Cervical Screening Test is anticipated to protect up to 30% more women. The test is a quick and simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus (known as HPV).

Your first Cervical Screening Test is due two years after your last Pap test. After that, you will only need to have the test every five years if your results are normal. Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer.

Eligible Age Group: The new age group to be tested will be 25 to 74 year olds. In the past the program covered 18 to 69 year olds.

If you are due for testing, contact Port Melbourne Medical on 03-8686 0500 to book an appointment.

For more information about the National Cervical Screening Program call 13 15 56.
http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/cervical-screening-1



My Health Record

August 31, 2017

My Health Record (MHR) is the name of the national digital health record system. Having a MHR means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, tes or scan reports can be digitally available in one place. This information will be easily accessible by your authorised doctors, specialists or hospitals. Even if you travel interstate the information can be viewed securely online, anywhere and any time. If you would like more information you can go to www.myhealthrecord.gov.au or call their help line on 1800 723 471. You can also discuss this with one of our doctors who will be able to guide you through the process.