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Closure of patient books

From Tuesday 27th August HVHC practices Huonville and Cygnet are unable to accept new patients. This is a temporary closure of our patient books in response to: ● High patient demand for appointments and lengthening wait times; ● An anticipated shortage of appointments due to doctor leave; ● The needs of our patients for quality…


Seasonal affective disorder

Adapted from ABC Hobart article by Georgie Burgess, appearing here. As the days get colder and shorter, many of us become susceptible to the winter blues. In Tasmania, six to 10 per cent of the population experience some form of winter depression — about 3 per cent will suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD…


Introducing Intern Dr Sara McKenzie

The Huon Valley Health Centre has partnered with Ochre Health to deliver the Tasmanian Intern Program. Intern doctors are newly graduated doctors who complete the majority of their intern year in a hospital environment. This is the second year that general practice has been included as a rotation in Tasmania, with support from the Australian…


Influenza vaccinations

The 2019 flu campaign has started at the Huon Valley Health Centre, with vaccine supplies arriving almost daily. We recommend EVERYONE vaccinate against influenza. Some patients may be eligible for a government-funded vaccination (see below). Vaccination against influenza is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself against the flu. This…


Bone Density Scanning

Osteoporosis can impact anyone As part of our ongoing commitment to patient care, we have arranged for a specialist bone density scanning service to visit Woolworths carpark in Huonville from the 3rd – 7th June 2019. The service is free for anyone over 70 – it is bulk billed with no gap. If you have…


Bushfire update: walk-in clinic all week

UPDATED 31st January: Our Huonville walk-in clinic for people affected by the Huon bushfires will continue every day up to Tuesday 5th February. We also have walk-in availability in Cygnet at 14 George Street for the rest of the week to Friday 1st February. Public Health Services have issued a smoke alert for the Cygnet area…