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From aged care to Women’s health, paediatrics and beyond – Coolangatta Medical Centre has all of your health needs covered in one place.
Browse our wide range of services below and when you’re ready to book an appointment give us a call on (07) 5599 1400 or book online.

 
 

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Coolangatta Medical Centre has to offer

Looking for our allied health partners, such as Physiotherapists, Dieticians, and Podiatrists?
Find our list of onsite professional health partners & descriptions of their services here.

Skin Cancer Checks

Visit our state of the art skin cancer clinic and receive a thorough check performed by our expert staff. Our team works together towards the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer in Coolangatta Queensland.

The risk of skin cancer is dependent on your previous sun or UV exposure, family or personal history of skin cancer, skin type and general health. As it is unpredictable, it is recommended that you get your skin check done regularly.

Bulk Billing available for: Pension, DVA, & Concession Card holders + Children Under 16

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Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Medical Condition (definition as defined by Medicare)
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. It includes but is not limited to conditions such as asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and stroke. Your G.P. will determine whether a plan is appropriate for you.

G.P. Management Plan (G.P.M.P)
This is a plan that you and your G.P. organize to address all your health needs over the next 12 months. It includes planning for bloods, procedures, referrals, radiology that may be done.

Team Care Arrangement (T.C.A.)
You will be eligible for subsidised referral to Allied Health services if you have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs. A requirement of a TCA is that you require input from at least 2 other health care providers.

At Coolangatta Medical Centre we have a strong focus on preventative care in chronic disease management, including addressing risk factors such as obesity, smoking and alcohol. We are proactive in working with patients by providing education on how best to manage chronic disease.

Additionally, patients can access many allied health services including podiatry, dietitian, psychology, physiotherapy and osteopathy all from our one convenient location. By having these ancillary services situated together we also ensure a more streamlined and collaborative approach to patient care.

Bulk Billing available for: Pension, DVA, & Concession Card holders + Children Under 16

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Health Checks for All

The purpose of the health check is to focus on the needs of people around 45 to 49 years of age who are at risk of developing a chronic disease. The aim of the health check is to assist with the detection and prevention of chronic diseases and enable early intervention strategies to be put in place where appropriate

Bulk Billing available for: Pension, DVA, & Concession Card holders + Children Under 16

Do you have any of the following “risk factors” that may increase your chances of developing a chronic disease? If so, you might want to consider seeing your Doctor about a health check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access the same health check between the ages of 15-54 if they meet the patient eligibility requirements.

The purpose of the health check is to focus on the needs of people around 45 to 49 years of age who are at risk of developing a chronic disease. The aim of the health check is to assist with the detection and prevention of chronic diseases and enable early intervention strategies to be put in place where appropriate.

  • High blood pressure

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Overweight

  • Poor or unbalanced diet

  • Smoker

  • Elevated cholesterol

  • Impaired glucose metabolism

  • Family history of chronic disease (e.g. cancer, heart disease, diabetes or arthritis)

  • High stress levels

  • Sun exposure

  • Alcohol misuse


DIABETIC RISK ASSESSMENT FOR PEOPLE AGED 40 TO 49​

This health check is aimed at people aged between 40 and 49 years of age.

The Australian Type 2 diabetes assessment tool is a short list of questions to help both health professionals and patients assess the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next 5 years.

People with a high result, are eligible to attend a Diabetes Risk Evaluation with their Doctor. If you meet the criteria of being at immediate or high risk, this is followed up with blood tests and a discussion about lifestyle changes.


OSTEOPOROSIS HEALTH CHECK

Osteoporosis affects 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men over the age of sixty. It is important to be aware of your bone health, as osteoporosis often has no symptoms until a fracture occurs. If you want to find out if you are at risk, speak to your Doctor of the Practice Nurse.

There are many risk factors that may contribute to you developing osteoporosis;

Management of osteoporosis, once diagnosed through a bone density test, involves lifestyle changes, medication to stop further bone loss and fractures, and falls prevention measures.

  • Lifestyle: smoking, excessive alcohol intake, diet lacking in calcium and a sedentary lifestyle

  • Age

  • Family history

  • Medical history: chronic liver or kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, early menopause in women, or low testosterone levels in men


MEN’S HEALTH CHECK

Men often don’t make time to see a Doctor unless they are very sick. A comprehensive Men’s Health Check is designed for males aged 35 to 74 years of age. This focuses on preventative health strategies aimed at safeguarding your health. It provides and opportunity to update your medical, family and social history and to look at any potential health issues.

A health check may cover the following:

Your Doctor can also assist with advice and information on how to make lifestyle changes and improve your health.

We recommend an annual men’s health check:

  • Skin checks

  • Heart health check (BP, ECG and blood tests)

  • Weight management

  • Diabetes risk assessment

  • Prostate cancer screening

  • Bowel cancer screen

  • Eye health

  • Bone density assessment

  • Immunisation status

  • Alcohol and drug issues

  • Mental health concerns such as depression

  • Erectile dysfunction or other sexual problems

  • Injuries

  • Relationship problems

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