Mental Health Treatment Plans

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Mental Health Treatment Plans A mental health treatment plan, is a support plan for someone who is going through mental health issues.  Our GPs may ask you to come back for another appointment dedicated to developing a Mental Health Care Plan if this is felt to be the right way forward. Please use these links for more information.

HIV Prevention: 99% protection with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)


hiv prevention

Great strides have been made in the area of HIV prevention recently with the inclusion of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Having access to PrEP through the PBS makes it more accessible to people who may be at risk of exposure to HIV by reducing the cost and increasing the number of medical practices it is … Read More

Support for Transgender and Gender Diverse people

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Kardinia Health prides itself on being a community leader in providing support to members of the community who identify as transgender and gender diverse. Kardinia Health has worked hard to create an inclusive and positive environment that provides open access and support for people who may have previously encountered barriers to receiving quality healthcare. Kardinia Health provides important services and … Read More

Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Exercise


Osteoporosis and osteopenia are diseases of the bones characterised by a decline in bone mineral density. Osteoporosis is the more advanced form of the disease, and is a leading contributor to broken bones following a fall or other traumatic event. How can exercise help prevent osteoporosis? The bones of the human body are greatly responsive to “stress”, and they require … Read More

Cervical Screening: More Accurate, Less Often

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Cervical screening has changed in Australia. The Pap test has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. The new Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women. The test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It feels the … Read More

Hip and shoulder joint pain: Small changes make a big difference

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Joint pain, back pain, hip pain

Hip and shoulder joint pain, back injuries and other acute pain can have a huge impact on all aspects of your life and rather than just treating or masking the pain, Kardinia Health are focussed on investigating the underlying reasons and causes for the pain in the first place. A more holistic approach to the health and wellbeing Kardinia Health … Read More

Travel vaccinations and precautions – what you need to know


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Travel is more available so it’s really no surprise that approximately 9.6 million Australians travelled overseas last year. The purpose for overseas travel can vary from work, visiting family, sightseeing, volunteering or even having medical procedures done but what doesn’t vary is the amount of time you should be planning ahead for travel vaccinations and other precautions. Every traveller should visit … Read More

Skin Checks: Four reasons to get your skin checked early and regularly

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Skin Checks Geelong

It’s well known that Australians have a higher risk of being diagnosed with skin cancer due to more extreme UV exposure than in other parts of the world. Geelong is no exception to that and with the warmer weather on the way it’s worth talking about skin checks and early detection of cancerous or precancerous cells. Four reasons to get your skin checked early … Read More

One simple tip for avoiding sports injury

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Sports injury Geelong

Did you know Kardinia Health has three Physiotherapists on site to treat sports injuries and general physical ailments? We spoke to our Allied Health Coordinator and Physiotherapist Ben Bisset about the kinds of sports injury he sees in Geelong, preventative measures, and his time competing as a national level triathlete. What is the one thing athletes can do to prevent … Read More

IUD contraception in Geelong: What you need to know

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Mirena IUD contraception

Kardinia Health is leading the way in increasing access for women to IUD contraception in the Geelong region. Seven of our doctors are accredited with Family Planning Victoria to perform IUD insertions. This includes the popular Mirena IUD, which contains the hormone progesterone or copper IUDs. In conjunction with Family Planning Victoria we are also training other doctors in the … Read More