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Cervical Screening Update

As of the 1st of December 2017, Pap Smears will be replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test.

The frequency and age range guidelines for the new screening have changed. To find out how these changes affect you, please book in a consult with one of general practitioners.

For a list of frequently asked questions, please follow this link.


Dr Ying Wu – Certified Acupuncturist

Acupuncture is used in the treatment of various physical conditions. Acupuncture is originally a Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease, relieve pain, or promote healing. Book an appointment with Dr Ying Wu to experience the benefits of Medical Acupuncture or call the centre on (02) 9719 3888.


*Fees: $78 with a medicare rebate of $37.05 – out of pocket expense to patient is $40.95
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Flu Shot 2018

Get Covered – Get Your Flu Shot!

The 2018 Flu Vaccine is now available at Birkenhead Medical Centre for $20.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is free for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. These are:

Please make an appointment with a doctor and nurse, either over the phone or on the Appointuit app.

Flu vaccines can be administered Monday-Friday when our dedicated nurses are on:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 4:30pm

For more information please see Immunise Influenza.


My Health Record

Birkenhead Medical Centre has begun to assist patients signing up for My Health Record, a NSW Government initiative.


My Health Record in a national digital health record system. This means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be digitally available in one place.

Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff may be able to see it online from anywhere, at any time, allowing you to get the best possible treatments in times of need, like an accident or emergency.


If you are interested in signing up, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to the reception staff, nurse or doctors at Birkenhead Medical Centre!


The Shingles Vaccination Program has begun!


Starting November 2016, the Shingles vaccination will be free for all adults from 70 – 79 years of age.

What is Shingles?  It’s a painful blistering rash caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus – the same virus that causes chickenpox. The shingles rash occurs when the dormant chickenpox virus is reactivated in the nerve tissue, causing inflammation of the nerves. Sometimes pain in the affected region can be severe and prolonged. When it lasts more than 3 months it is called post herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Other less common complications may include scarring, skin infections, loss of vision or hearing, pneumonia, or neurological complications. It is a vaccine preventable disease through a single dose of the Zostavax®. This can be given to adults 50 years of over.

Please walk-in or make an appointment for the Shingles vaccination.