At Skye Medical Armadale we are committed to promoting improved health outcomes for babies, children and their families.
We aim to do this by promoting childhood immunisations and regular developmental checks. We liaise with community health workers and teachers and can refer as and when necessary to the appropriate services if required.
We offer all routine immunisations in accordance to the Western Australian immunisation schedule set out by the Department of Health.
This includes annual influenza vaccinations if required. We can also organize a vaccination catch up program if required.
Children’s routine vaccinations are all covered by Medicare, so there will be no out of pocket expenses.
If you have an expressed interest in vaccinations that are not set out on the immunisation schedule, please make an appointment with our GP who can discuss your concerns.
Women’s Health / Pregnancy
Here at Skye Medical it is our philosophy that all expectant mothers and their families should be involved in the decisions regarding their care.
We have a pregnancy pack which we give to every pregnant mother at her first visit. This is full of information on all things related to your care during and after pregnancy; information on the baby and its development and information on what to expect throughout the pregnancy. We hope that by providing you with this information you will be put at ease and in turn giving you the ability to make informed decisions.
We offer shared antenatal care here and this will be discussed with you at your first visit. This means sharing your care between your GP and an obstetrician of your choice.
We offer a full range of family planning options, including oral medication prescriptions, Implanon fitting and removal, contraceptive injections and IUD/IUS (coil/Mirena) fittings and removals.
We also offer regular pap smears and this can be done by either the doctors or our practice nurses.
Our aim at Skye Medical Armadale is to manage your mental wellbeing and have strategies in place to maintain good mental health.
Good mental health means a sense of confidence, wellbeing and good self-esteem.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 people will suffer from depression and 1 in 4 will suffer from anxiety at some point in their lifetime. So, we want you to know that we are here for you.
The doctor will assess your symptoms and, together with you, work out a plan of action. This may include a referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist. We can help with referrals to Centrelink etc. Some providers may have a gap payment but we will endeavour to find this information out for you prior to any appointments.
We offer a full and comprehensive service here at Skye Medical and will try to manage as much of your care in house as is possible – this includes minor surgeries. Please make an appointment with the doctor to discuss any treatment options.
Procedures carried out at Skye Medical Armadale include but are not limited to:
If you have a concerns regarding your skin, moles or spots etc. please make an appointment to discuss this with your doctor.
At Skye Medical, we are all fully trained in CPR/resuscitation and have a defibrillator and resuscitation equipment onsite should they be required.
Annual Health Checks
Annual health checks can help prevention and help to minimize your risk factors.
These health checks include an assessment of your past and present health, any symptoms of concern, your lifestyle, diet and exercise.
You will have your physical measurements taken and, if necessary, given referrals for further investigations such as blood testing or x-rays.
We also focus on your social situation and this is particularly relevant in the older population. This is checking to see if you are managing your activities of daily living.
If this is something that is of interest to you then please feel free to make an appointment with our nurse who will perform the assessment. You will then see the doctor directly afterwards to discuss the assessment findings.
Flu, Pneumonia and Shingles Vaccines
We offer the annual seasonal flu vaccination. This is generally made available in March each year and we ask that you call to see if we have had our delivery.
We are able to offer this flu vaccine free to anyone under 5, 65 years and over and anyone in an at-risk category (chronic disease group). If in doubt, please ask a member of staff.
Pneumovax is also free to people aged 65 and over and again to those individuals in an at-risk category.
Please feel free to discuss this with either the GP or the nurse.
The government has implemented a shingles program for individuals aged 70-79 years old inclusive. This means that if you fall into that age group you are entitled to a free shingles (zostavax) vaccine. Please feel free to discuss this with your GP or the nurse.
At Skye Medical Armadale we provide medicals to all industries and occupations, including full employment medicals, short work medicals, commercial driver’s license, firearms license, scuba diving medicals and boxing medicals. Arrangements can be made for specifically requested medicals.
We can offer drug screening and functional capacity tests.
We can also deal with your new or existing workers compensation issues – more information can be found here. (hyperlink to patient information section – worker’s compensation)
Please note that Medicare do not reimburse for this service and you will incur an out of pocket expense, payable by yourself, your employer or your insurance fund.
Chronic Disease Management
Here at Skye Medical Armadale we can help you manage your longer-term health issues such as Diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and weight management.
We will provide care plans to enable you to have access to Allied health care as appropriate. These can include physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiologist, psychology, dietician, optometry and any others that are approved by Medicare.
During the year, we will invite you for check ups to ensure that your care plans and/or medications are still working to your advantage and your doctor will review these to fit any changes to your circumstances.
We are pleased to offer iron infusions at Skye Medical Armadale.
This does incur a charge – please check our current fees. (hyperlink to patient information – fees)
Your iron infusion is generally performed by our practice nurse and involves having a cannula in your arm. The medicine is then infused via a drip into your arm over a 20-30 minute period. You will be closely observed during this time. The nurse will ensure you are fully informed and consented and will endeavour to put you at ease throughout the procedure.
Here at Skye Medical, we offer a comprehensive travel advice service. This includes safe travel advice, health advice, vaccination requirements and prescriptions.
We can source the best vaccinations for you if required and will administer them also.
We can provide fitness to fly documentation and give advice of travel insurance etc. We also cover flight safety and sexual health whilst abroad.
If you require travel vaccinations, please note that this is not covered under the Medicare rebate system and vaccines and their administration will attract a fee.
Wherever possible, we encourage our patients to attend the medical centre where we have the all resources to deal with a vast selection of conditions. If you feel that you are not able to attend the centre, please call our reception on 9399 5311 and we can arrange a telephone of video consult with you from the comfort of your home.
We also have a partnership with WADMS who can be contacted on 9321 9133 for out of hours care for home visits or telephone appointments.
If you feel that you need a home visit during clinic hours, please call the practice and a member of our team can help you with that.
Skye Medical Armadale works with Western Diagnostics to provide a quick and comprehensive range of pathology services in house.
Whether samples are collected by the doctor, nurse or a Western Diagnostics phlebotomist, we aim to provide all services on the same day as your doctor’s appointment – although there may be some exceptions to this if fasting blood test are required.
Your doctor will discuss how you will receive your results during your appointment or yu9o can find more information here. (hyperlink to patient information – Results)
Some patients with chronic pain issues would like to discuss the option of alternative prescriptions such as CBD oil.
We have doctors at the clinic who are able to discuss that with you and if it’s the right solution for you, can complete the necessary applications for the prescription. There are additional fees for the application if you decide to pursue the treatment path which can be found here. (hyperlink to patient information – fees)
All of our doctors are happy to discuss your sexual health and wellbeing.
We have male and female GPs are appreciate that you may feel more comfortable with a GP of one gender to discuss your sexual health concerns.
We offer safe, discreet and non-judgemental spaces to discuss all aspects of your sexual health and preferences so that we can ensure you are kept safe.
We have doctors that can prescribe and/or administer PReP as well as HIV medications including new drugs such as Cabenuva.
We offer STI screening as well as contraception advice and information.
Nutritional services are available through our in-house dietician Belinda Neo.
This service is particularly helpful is you are having trouble losing weight, reducing your cholesterol, managing your diabetes or simply just improving your general health and wellbeing.
Fees apply but patients with a care plan from their doctor are usually entitled to a Medicare rebate on up to 5 allied health services.
Podiatry services and orthotics are available through our in-house podiatrist Mei Lee.
Patients with a care plan from their doctor can generally be bulk billed for their appointments as long as they have not exceeded their 5 annual visits across allied health services.
Orthotics are sold as required and some health funds will cover some of these costs.