Save Time, Book Online

Save Time, Book Online

Tewantin Medical Centre have switched our online bookings system to a new provider, HotDoc, to provide easier appointment bookings for our patients.

You’ll find the system works a bit differently to our previous online booking system, but hopefully after using it once you’ll agree it is quite easy to use. If you have any questions, please reach out of one of our friendly reception staff on: Tewantin Medical Centre (07) 5313 3277.

You can book in an appointment using the Appointments > Book Online button at the top of the website, or download the HotDoc app:

Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Hotdoc booking in-practice promo from HotDoc on Vimeo.

We are now sending Recalls/ Clinical Reminders via secure SMS instead of letters

Tewantin Medical Centre have now switched to environmentally friendly and secure mobile messages (SMS) instead of letters to communicate health messages from doctors to patients.

You might have already received, or will be receiving these messages on your mobile phones as an SMS. You will need to click on the unique and secure link in the SMS, then verify your last name and date of birth to read your recall health message from your doctor. You will only be able to read the message if you have verified your identity to protect your privacy.

You will need to be connected to the Internet or have data on your phone for the link to work. If your phone is connected to the internet, and you still can’t click on the link to verify yourself, please ring us on (07) 5313 3277 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist.

To book an appointment, click here.

Here is a short video explaining how it works.

Transitioning from Pap Smears to Cervical Screening Tests

The renewed National Cervical Screening Program

From 1 December 2017, cervical screening will change in Australia. The Pap Smear/ Pap Test will be 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 anticipated to protect up to 30% more women.

The test is a quick and simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus (known as HPV).

Your first Cervical Screening Test is due two years after your last Pap test. After that, you will only need to have the test every five years if your results are normal.

Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer.

Eligible Age Group: The new age group to be tested will be 25 to 74 year olds. In the past the program covered 18 to 69 year olds.

If you are due for testing, contact your healthcare provider to book an appointment. For more information about the National Cervical Screening Program call 13 15 56.

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What we always knew – Chocolate IS good for you!

An interesting study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition has found that consumption of foods with high levels of flavones and anthrocyanins are protective against type 2 diabetes and can reduce insulin resistance. They are also associated with lowered inflammation. The really good news – flavonoids, including anthrocyanins are found in dark chocolate as well as foods such as berries, red grapes, wine, many vegetables and tea. chocolate