The harmful impact of the tobacco industry on the environment is vast and growing adding unnecessary pressure to our planet’s already scarce resources and fragile ecosystems.
Tobacco kills over 8 million people every year and destroys our environment, further harming human health, through the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption and post consumer waste.
Every cigarette smoked or tobacco product used wastes precious resources that our existence depends on. Quit tobacco for your health and the health of our planet.
Urgent Care Services Coming Soon to CHMC Barwell Ave!
We’re proud to have been advised by WentWest that our Barwell Ave practice will offer Urgent Care Services to the Western Sydney Community.
The objective of this new initiative is to reduce the number of patients, requiring treatment for non-life-threatening conditions, presenting to Western Sydney Emergency Departments by providing access to sustainable local patient-centred urgent care services.
Urgent Care Service (UCS) centres will provide an alternative treatment option for patients who have a minor but urgent illness or injury.
Want to avoid emergency room wait times, and access direct imaging, specialist referrals, nursing care, pain relief, and medical treatment by an expert team? CHMC Barwell Ave already provides Sports & Injury Services – when you and your child need it most.
Is your heart feeling your age?
This Heart Week (2-8 May), raises awareness about the importance of heart health and deliver Heart Health Checks for more at-risk Australians.
One fifth of Australians aged 45-74 years have a high chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years and one Australian has a heart attack or stroke every four minutes.
If you’re 45 and over, or 30 and over if you’re of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you should book to see your GP for a Heart Health Check today.
For more information, and/or to book an appointment at CHMC The Mall, please call (02) 9634 5000 or CHMC Barwell Ave, please call (02) 8865 0650.
Yearly influenza vaccination is recommended for people aged 6 months and over. Immunising against the influenza virus saves lives and helps lower the risk of diagnostic uncertainty between the flu and COVID-19.
Anyone who wants to protect themselves against influenza can talk to their immunization provider about getting vaccinated. For more information about the influenza vaccine, click here.
Onsite Flu Vaccinations at your Workplace
Our qualified nurse immuniser can attend your workplace to administer flu vaccinations to your staff. The best time for vaccination is generally around April/May before winter sets in as flu is more likely to occur between the months of June to October.
The cost of each 2022 influenza vaccine is $18.00 per unit. Our fees cover the cost of administration time for the nurse immuniser to upload the vaccination details to AIR (Australian Immunisation Register).
Free vaccinations are available for employees over 65 years old. Their immunisation information will also be uploaded to AIRS at no additional charge.
For more information and/or to book an onsite visit, please contact CHMC The Mall at (02) 8865 0633 or email email@example.com
Meet Komal Prabhu, our latest CHMC team member!
Dr Prabhu has worked in the Western Sydney region for several years including Westmead Hospital. She is happy to see all patients but has special interests in chronic care and preventative health.
Dr Prabhu works at both The Mall and Barwell Ave.
Meet Pooja Solanki, our latest CHMC The Mall team member!
Pooja Solanki completed her Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Amity University, India and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Over the last decade, Pooja gained vast majority of her knowledge by working at various private practices and hospitals. She has extensive experience in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, work and sports related injuries and geriatric rehabilitation. Her treatment approach is primarily hands-on techniques which includes joint mobilisation, soft tissue mobilisation and tailored exercise programs.
Simple ways to start living a healthier lifestyle
Creating a healthier lifestyle does not involve completely changing all your habits. You can make small, simple changes that will have big lasting impacts on your health.
Eating a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for your overall health and drinking plenty of water is an important part of staying healthy.
Also, being active does not have to mean running a marathon. Regular short walks or taking the stairs instead of the lift can have huge impacts on your overall health. Setting small, specific goals for getting active is the quickest way to change your habits long term. Learn more.
Need professional help to get started?
CHMC also offers Healthy Eating & Lifestyle program that offer patients a structured lifestyle program to promote optimal health and wellbeing, and reducing risk factors associated with being overweight.
ATAGI has recommended an additional COVID-19 winter booster dose for those at higher risk of serious illness.
The COVID-19 winter booster dose (second booster dose) will be available to those eligible individuals from April 2022.
You can get your COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time. Most people who are eligible for the COVID-19 winter booster dose will also be eligible for a free flu vaccine, available from mid-late April 2022.
Click here to check your eligibility.
Have you had your COVID-19 booster shot?
It’s not too late to book your COVID-19 vaccination or booster at Castle Hill Medical Centre. Vaccine and/or booster appointments are still available at both CHMC Respiratory Clinic and CHMC Barwell Ave.
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