Smith Street Medical Centre
&
Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Smith Street Medical Centre & Skin Cancer Clinic

28 Smith Street, Charlestown

New South Wales, 2290

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri8.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 12.30pm
SundayClosed
 
After Hours GP services available
After Hours Phone: 1300 130 147

Book an appointment online

or

Phone (02) 4943 3066

Children’s Health

Asthma Action Plans


                  WHAT IS ASTHMA?
                                                                 
Asthma is a condition of the airways. People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers that set off their asthma.  this makes it harder for them to breathe.
 
Three main factors cause the airways to narrow:
Airways diagram - large
  • The inside lining of the airways becomes red and swollen (inflammation)
  • Extra mucus (sticky fluid) may be produced, which can block up airways
  • Muscles around the airways squeeze tight. This is called ‘bronchoconstriction’
     
One in ten people in Australia has asthma - that's over two million people!
Asthma affects people of all ages. Some people get asthma when they are young; others when they are older.

What should I do if I think I have asthma?
If you suspect you might have asthma, you should see your doctor for a professional diagnosis. The good news is that most people can control their asthma with medicatons and lead a normal life. Once your asthma is well controlled you should experience only occasional symptoms, and asthma attacks (or flare-ups) should be rare.

Note: If asthma is left untreated the long term inflammation of the airway can cause permanent damage to the airway. This can lead to Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD) so it’s important to see your doctor if you have any concerns.
              
 Asthma Action Plan
 All asthmatics should have regular check-ups with their General Practitioner make an appointment online and have an Asthma Action Plan done so that they can manage their asthma and help to prevent having asthma attacks.

These plans let you know what to do when you are feeling well, what to do when you are feeling unwell such as when you have a cold, and what to do when you are having an asthma attack.

 It is important to have these check-ups even when you have not had an asthma attack for a long time as you are still at risk of having an attack and need to check that the medication you are taking (or not taking) is still appropriate for you. 
 
Asthma Australia

Baby Health Checks


Ring reception on 49433066 to book your baby in for their health check with the nurse and doctor.

Shortly before or after your baby is born, you'll be given a Child Health Record booklet. In Australia, this usually has a blue cover and is often called 'the blue book'. This is a way of keeping track of your child's progress.

Wherever you are and whatever happens to your child, you'll have a record of their health and progress which can be shared with health professionals. However, each state and territory has slightly different names for this book. When you visit a clinic, your doctor or a hospital, your baby's healthcare professional will use the book to record your child's weight and other measurements, vaccinations and other important health information.

You can also add information yourself. It's a good idea to record any illnesses or accidents and details of any medicines your child takes. Don't forget to take the book with you when you take your child for a review or vaccination. Also try to bring it if you have to go to hospital emergency or a medical centre.
 

Pregnancy Birth and Baby

4 year old Health Checks



The aim of the Healthy Kids Check is to improve the health and well-being of Australian 
children. The Healthy Kids Check promotes early detection of lifestyle risk factors, delayed 
development and illness, and provides the opportunity to introduce guidance for healthy 
lifestyles and early intervention strategies. 
The Healthy Kids Check is to be delivered in conjunction with the four year old 
immunisation. In some states and territories, the four year old immunisation may be provided 
at an earlier or later age. Children receiving this earlier or later immunisation will be eligible 
for the Healthy Kids Check if they are over the age of three years and under the age of five 
years. 
 

Smith St Medical Centre


Department of Health

Childhood immunisations


The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

Check the schedule for the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. Or create a personalized schedule that shows the recommended dates for your child. If your child has missed any shots, use the catch-up scheduler tool to see recommended vaccination dates for the missed or skipped vaccines. See your child’s doctor with any questions.

AgeDisease immunised against
BirthHepatitis B
2 monthsDiphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus
4 monthsDiphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus
6 monthsDiphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib (refer to note 1)
Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus (refer to note 2)
12 monthsMeasles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)
Meningococcal C
18 monthsMeasles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Pneumococcal (refer to note 3)
4 yearsDiphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Measles (refer to note 4)
Mumps(refer to note 4)
Rubella (refer to note 4)

Note:

  1. Four doses of Hib vaccine are due at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months of age when 'PRP-T Hib' containing vaccine is used.
  2. Three doses of Rotavirus vaccine are due at 2, 4 and 6 months of age when RotaTeq vaccine is used.
  3. Four doses of Pneumococcal vaccine are due at 2, 4, 6 and 18 months of age when Synflorix vaccine is used.
  4. MMR vaccine is only to be given at 4 years if MMRV vaccine was not given at 18 months.


 

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention


Please ring our reception staff on 49433066 to book an appointment.

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