Baby health checks

Nurses can be booked to weigh and measure your baby, without a doctors appointment.  These checks can be done any time.  Babies are also checked at the 2week and 6 week checks as well as at immunisation appointments.

BSL

TSMP Nursing staff can test Blood Sugar Levels at the practice. This is usually done at the request of a Doctor however if you feel you would like or need to have a BSL test you can book a 10minute appointment with our nurse and have the test done.  BSL's are best done 2 hours after food.

ECG

TSMP has an ECG machine on site.  Our Nurses are able to perform the ECG test, patients and their results are then reviewed with the doctor.  The nurse requires a long appointment to perform an ECG followed by a single appointment with your doctor.

Immunisations

At Tuggeranong Square children's immunisation is regarded an important part of your childs health care.  Our doctors take immunising children very seriously. and to ensure all children are immunised TSMP doctors BULK BILL for all childhood immunisations. TSMP also ensures the Practice Nursing Staff are highly trained in childhood immunisations.

 

My child was immunised overseas, what I should do? Transcribing overseas records -

If your child has received vaccines overseas, these will need to be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR, previously known as ACIR). Your child may require additional vaccines to meet the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule.

 

Your GP may be able to transcribe your child's overseas immunisation history and provide a catch up schedule if required. Your GP can also advise you on vaccinations required for your child to meet the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule.

 

In order to record these vaccinations on the Australian Immunisation Register you will need to provide the following information:

  • Child’s full name (format - first last)

  • Date of Birth (format- DD/MM/YYYY)

  • Copy of immunisation history either in English or translated. We are unable to translate immunisation records at ACT Health. If you need your documents translated, please contact a Translation Centre.

  • Medicare card number (if you have one)

  • Parent’s name

  • Contact phone number

  • Postal address

     

    Our nurses can enter the details onto the Register and provide you with details of any further immunisations required. Please be aware that this service can take up to four weeks to be finalised before you will be able to see the immunisations as updated on the Register. Their contact number is 1800 653 809. It is not possible to speed up this process; once the data has been entered by our nurses the staff at the AIR will finalise the record and reconcile with Medicare. If there are Family Payment issues you will need to discuss these with Medicare. Their contact number is 132 011.

Other options for transcribing overseas records -

If your child is under 10, ACT Health can provide this service for you. If you would like to have your child’s immunisations transcribed by ACT Health, please send the following information to the Health Protection Service:

  • Child’s full name (format - first last)

  • Date of Birth (format- DD/MM/YYYY)

  • Copy of immunisation history either in English or translated. We are unable to translate immunisation records at ACT Health. If you need your documents translated, please contact a Translation Centre.

  • Medicare card number (if you have one)

  • Parent’s name

  • Contact phone number

  • Postal address

     

    Please send this information via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    If you are unable to email, you can fax this information to: 02 6205 1738 or send a letter to:

    Public Health Nurse
    Immunisation Unit
    Locked Bag 5005
    Weston Creek ACT 2611

     

    Unfortunately, staff at ACT Health are unable to change your child’s details with Medicare. If you wish to update any of your child’s details with Medicare, you can call Medicare on 132 011 or visit your local Medicare Service Centre.

 

 

INR

Doctors usually refer patients to pathology for INR testing, however, TSMP does have its own INR testing device and our nurses can perform this service when doctors feel it is beneficial.

Spirometry

Spirometry's (breathing test) are done by our nursing team.  The appointment takes 20 minutes with the nurse and then your doctor will review the results.