20 Union Road, Langwarrin VIC 3910
9789 0066

Children’s Health

 

 

We understand the importance of your child’s health and as such provide a range of services to help you look after your family.

 

  • • Healthy Kids Check

 

Has your child had their third birthday and has not yet turned five, we invite you to make an appointment for them to have a ‘Healthy Kids Check’

 

The aim of the Healthy Kids Check is to ensure every 4 year-old child in Australia has a basic health check to see if they are healthy, fit and ready to learn when they start school.

 

A Healthy Kids Check will include an assessment of your child’s height and weight, an assessment of their eyesight, hearing and oral health, and a discussion about their toilet habits and known or suspected allergies. It also provides the opportunity for you to discuss with your doctor or practice nurse guidance on healthy lifestyle strategies for your child.

 

How do I arrange a Healthy Kids Check for my child?

If you would like your child to receive a Healthy Kids Check please call 9789 0033 to arrange an appointment. 

If your child is Aboriginal or Torres Islander, you may wish to ask for your child to receive an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Assessment.

 

Is there a Medicare rebate for a Healthy Kids Check?

Yes, the Healthy Kids Check is eligible under the Medicare rebate scheme.

 

At Langwarrin Medical Clinic we fully Bulk Bill your Health Kids Check as we believe the Healthy Kids Check is an excellent opportunity to ensure your child is fit and healthy and developing in accordance with expected norms.

 

 

  • • Childhood Immunisation

 

Immunising your child against childhood diseases is an essential part of your child’s health and wellbeing plan. We take your concerns seriously and are happy to discuss your immunisation options with you. We offer an immunisation service for children from birth to four years of age, providing a friendly, positive and safe environment for your child to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

 

  • •  Minor Procedures

 

Tongue-tie is a medical condition in which the thin piece of skin under a baby’s tongue is too short, which can restrict the movement of the tongue.

 

At times tongue-tie causes no problems at all and requires no action. However, sometimes tongue-tie can interfere with a baby's ability to breast feed effectively. This may lead to nipple pain and trauma, poor breast milk intake and a decrease in milk supply over time. If this becomes a major problem to a baby’s health, the condition can be ‘released’.

 

Parents of tongue-tied babies with feeding problems should see their doctor or nurse to check whether or not the tongue-tie is related to any feeding problem. Studies on the release of a tongue-tie procedure have found few risks and problems.

 

 

For more information about Children’s Health please call 9789 0066 or contact us via email or our online form.