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Children's Health and Wellbeing

  • Childhood physical and mental health as a gateway to adult wellbeing
  • Northbridge Medical Centre gives priority to sick children and we always try to provide you with a same day appointment
  • It is important to have your own regular GP who knows your child
  • Our GP will help you feel confident looking after your sick child

Good health is an important for a child’s quality of life as it influences participation schooling and
recreation. The early years of a child’s life provide the foundation for future health, development
and wellbeing. A positive start in life helps children reach their full potential, while a poor start
increases the chances of adverse outcomes. To ensure your child’s health is in safe hands, please
book an appointment to see one of our experienced GPs.

What can we do?

Young children are more prone to sicknesses since they are in the stages of building their immune
systems. We encourage parents to make an appointment with a GP if they have any concerns about
their children’s health. This includes both physical and mental health conditions. Behaviour such as
being withdrawn from activities and friendships can be a sign of a mental health issue. To resolve these,
early interventions are always best.

At Northbridge Medical Centre, we can provide help on the following:

  • Paediatric coughs, colds and infections
  • Baby & childhood vaccination
  • Infant feeding, growth and weight checks
  • Childhood behavioural issues
  • Paediatric and adolescent health care
  • Preschool checks
  • Childhood obesity management
  • Non-serious accidents and injuries

Allied Health and Paediatrician Referral

Multidisciplinary approach to child health

Managing your child’s health sometimes requires a multidisciplinary approach. Our GP can coordinate and refer to appropriate allied health and support agencies.

Some of the common allied health include the following:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics

 

Paediatricians and Hospital Referral

Many common childhood illnesses can be managed by GP. However, there may be times that your GP wishes to get a second opinion from a specialist paediatricians.  Our GP can provide a referral to private paediatrician or coordinate a referral to the public hospital.

Infant and Childhood Immunization

It is important for children to be vaccinated against potential infectious diseases. At Northbridge
Medical Centre, we follow the guidelines administered by the Department of Health.
For more information, please visit our Vaccinations information page.

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