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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…


January Newsletter

Happy New Year from the Huon Valley Health Centre! It has been a busy start to the year after opening a practice on Bruny Island just before Christmas. Visit Bruny Island Medical for more information on that practice. Intern program: Meet Tasmania’s New Generation of Doctors The Huon Valley Health Centre believes strongly in training…


December Newsletter

It’s that time of year. Don’t forget to… How to check your skin Make sure you check your entire body as skin cancers can sometimes occur in parts of the body not exposed to the sun, for example soles of the feet, between fingers and toes and under nails. Undress completely and make sure you…


Introducing Intern Dr Samantha Gibson-Smith

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 first year that general practice has been included as a rotation in Tasmania, with support from the Australian…