485 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road Olinda VIC 3788 (03) 9751 2333

2021 Influenza Vaccine

Bookings can be made via our reception team for your 2021 Flu Vaccine. Please call 9751 2333. Please note that a 2-week separation is required between Flu or any COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

The Hills Medical is very pleased and proud to be able to be one of the General Practices to offer the Covid-19 vaccine. We will commence our vaccination program on Monday 12th April 2021 for 1b cohort of patients. You need to check your eligibility on https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility?lang=en For information on preparing for the vaccine click … Continue reading Covid-19 Vaccinations

Telehealth Consultations from 1st October 2020

TELEHEALTH CONSULTATION FEES AS AT 1ST OCTOBER 2020 INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS We have been compelled to bulkbill as per Legislation from 6th April to 30 April 2020 for Telehealth consultations.  Essentially, you have been receiving ‘free’ healthcare by Telehealth for the last six months. As a service, The Hills Medical has fought to remain an … Continue reading Telehealth Consultations from 1st October 2020

Wildlife at The Hills

Local wildlife came to visit in September 2020.

Coronavirus

Health Alert We are still open with restrictions to protect you, the patient. If you are attending the practice for a face to face consultation, on arrival please wait in your car and ring reception on 9751 2333. No phone, then approach the front door and ring the doorbell and wait. Someone will be with … Continue reading Coronavirus

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

The Health Department has recommended for all people born since 1966 to have a MMR booster.  Please contact our reception team to book an appointment with our nurse, Sonja to have your free MMR vaccination. Many confirmed cases of measles have been notified for Victoria year-to-date. These cases may have been infectious whilst attending multiple … Continue reading Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

My Health Record

For information about My Health Record visit MyHealthRecord.gov.au or call Help Line 1800 723 471.

Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm asthma can affect anyone when pollen is distributed via weather events. In Melbourne our most prevalent months for this occurs in Spring, in particular November.  Asthma Australia website has important information for anyone wanting to know more about this kind of event: https://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/act/about-asthma/resources/onair/2017/feb/thunderstorm-asthma . A review of an asthma management plan is advised prior … Continue reading Thunderstorm Asthma

Medicare Safety Net

Applies to anyone enrolled in Medicare.  The Safety Net provides singles, couples and families with a higher Medicare benefit once the threshold is reached.  For more information on Medicare Safety Net visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-safety-net/print

Staying Healthy During a Bushfire

The Dandenong Ranges is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And for a few days each year, our decision to live in this hilly, eucalypt forest environment, in summer, brings with it an obvious risk. A sensible, achievable Personal Bushfire Safety Plan is an important tool in a bushfire emergency. The CFA’s … Continue reading Staying Healthy During a Bushfire