It's that time of year again - the 2024 flu season is upon us.

The influenza virus continues to cause significant illness and it's important to take steps to protect yourself and those around you. One of the most effective ways to do this is by getting vaccinated against the flu.

The 2024 influenza vaccine is now available. To book your appointment please phone our friendly reception staff on 61220150

Bellerive Health wishes you all a safe and happy Easter.

Easter Opening Hours:

Good Friday 29th March:                Closed
Easter Monday 1st April:                Closed

Back to normal hours on the 2nd April

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Restorative Yoga classes provides a space for the body to let go of deep holding patterns that cause muscle and joint pain as well as physical and mental tension. Postures are aided with the support of blankets, blocks and bolsters and is made up of a series of passive floor poses. This enables both the body and mind to come into a state of deep relaxation and centeredness.

While beneficial for all it is particularly helpful in recoveries from injury, illness, surgery, headaches, insomnia, respiratory and digestive disorders, menopause, and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression.

It is a slow-paced practice that works to release deep tension passively, without active stretch. It is a powerful practice and can help a student to restore the body back to its natural flexibility and mobility. Restorative Yoga can be highly beneficial to speed up the healing process of the body after injury or prolonged inactivity. By gently moving the body, and supporting it comfortably in various asanas, Restorative Yoga helps to increase blood circulation, detoxification and prevent the formation of excessive scar tissue.

More information and Timetable

MyMedicare

What is MyMedicare?

MyMedicare is a new voluntary patient registration model that will provide some extra Medicare benefits to all patients who have a Medicare Card or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Veteran card. You will only receive these additional benefits by registering your preferred clinic with Medicare.

Patients who have had two face-to-face consults with GPs in the clinic in the past 24 months can register for MyMedicare.

Does it cost anything to register?

No, registration is free and optional.

How will it benefit me?

The goal of MyMedicare is to strengthen the relationship you have with your preferred doctor and medical centre. Attending the same clinic and seeing the same GPs for your medical appointments will allow your chosen doctor to provide you with better ongoing care. If you want to choose our medical centre as your 'home clinic', you will need to register with MyMedicare, select our medical centre and choose your preferred GP.

Can I register with more than one clinic?

No, the goal of MyMedicare is to help strengthen the relationship you have with your preferred medical centre and doctor.

Need more Information:

More information is available here: https://www.health.gov.au/our-work/mymedicare?language=en

How to Register

You can register for MyMedicare online here - need this link https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/medicare-online-account) or  you can fill out a registration form at the practice and sign the form to provide consent.

 The practice will then enter your registration details into the MyMedicare system to complete the registration.

TO NOTE:

Shingles Immunisation

From November 1 2023 more people are eligible to access a new free shingles vaccination through the National Immunisation Program.

WHAT IS SHINGLES?

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection characterized by a painful skin rash that typically appears as a band or strip on one side of the body. It is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person has had chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in the nerve cells for years and then reactivate, leading to the development of shingles. The reactivation is most common during times when the patient’s immune system is less effective for example with age, immune suppression, chronic disease or other infections.

The main symptoms include a burning or tingling sensation followed by the eruption of a painful rash with fluid-filled blisters. While the rash usually clears up within a few weeks, the pain can persist for many months in some cases.

Adults aged 65 years and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over, and immunocompromised adults aged 18 years and over with certain medical conditions are eligible for a free shingles vaccination from November 1.

For more information:

Shingles Vaccine - www.health.tas.gov.au/publications/shingles-fact-sheet

Level 3, 31-33 Cambridge Rd, Bellerive TAS 7018
Ph: 03 6122 0150   Fax: 03 6122 0169
Level 1, 31-33 Cambridge Road
Bellerive  TAS  7018
Ph: 03 6122 0150
Fax: 03 6122 0169
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
Excluding Public Holidays
For care outside of our practices normal opening hours, please call Hello Home Doctor Service on 134100 
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We acknowledge and pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work.
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