Childhood immunisation clinics are held each week to assist parents to meet the required timeframe for their child's immunisation needs.
Patients can attend the immunisation clinic if appointments with their regular doctor are difficult to get at the appropriate time. These clinics occur on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons and are bulk billed. Parents are encouraged to complete the billing beforehand allowing them to look after their child following the immunisation. Please remember to bring your child's blue book or immunisation records with you.
For catch-up immunisations we recommend you book a standard consultation with your usual GP.
Bulk Billed Paediatric Walk in Clinics
Due to COVID-19, from the 31st August 2020, we cannot continue to provide a walk in paediatric clinic each day. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment by telephone for their child where COVID risks can be assessed prior to the appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience, and hope to resume this service as soon as conditions allow.
Hawkins Medical Clinic provides a Monday to Friday walk in service for any Hawkins patient under the age of five with a recent illness such as:
- Sore throat
All you need to do is come into the clinic between 11.00am and 11.30am Monday to Friday and your child will be seen. Upon arrival report to the northern reception area at the nurse's station to have your child's details checked and attendance recorded. There is no need to phone to make an appointment. All walk in paediatric patients are bulk billed.
Our aim is to provide a simple way to get help for your child and any necessary follow up completed without the need to book an appointment.
4 year old check-up
Hawkins Medical Clinic recommends all 4 year old check-ups be conducted with the child's usual doctor.
The link below is an easy-to-read guide provided by the government about how you can help your child set up healthy habits. It doesn't have all the answers but it does provide you with lots of practical tips and advice. In some areas it is likely to reassure you that you are already on the right track. If you have any concerns after reading this guide, speak with your regular GP.