Children’s Health

Children’s health is one of the key areas of care we offer here at Pakenham Family Health.

Pakenham childrens health

Pakenham childrens health

Young children tend to fall sick more often than adults and this is due to the fact that they are building their immune systems. Often, there is no reason to worry, however, we encourage parents to trust their instincts and make an appointment with their GP if they have any concerns.

At Pakenham Family Health we are here to help you with regular childhood illnesses, but we are also here to support you every step of the way as you raise your children into happy and healthy young adults.

Children, much like adults suffer from mental health conditions. It is important to seek professional help if there are any concerns. Changes in behavior, being withdrawn and not participating in activities previously enjoyed are just some of the many signs your child may be struggling. Early intervention and support are key to addressing mental health issues.

Rates of diabetes in Australia are increasing at alarming levels. The most common type of the condition in children and adolescents is type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body not having enough insulin. It is treated by replacing insulin and managing blood glucose level. Parents and care givers should familiarise themselves with its signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Constant hunger
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lethargy (feeling very tired)

Services available specific to babies and children:

  • General childhood illnesses
  • All childhood immunizations
  • Immunization catch ups
  • Flu vaccinations
  • 6 weeks wellness check for mother and baby
  • General developmental concerns
  • Asthma management
  • Mental health and well being
Our practice offers Bulk-billing to both new and existing patients holding a valid Medicare card with no out-of-pocket cost for standard consultations from Monday to Friday

You Can Now Book Your Appointments Online

Pakenham Family Health uses an online booking system for appointments. To get started, simply click on the “Book An Appointment” button below and select your dates and GP.

Alternatively, if you have any other questions, please call our reception office during our business operating hours and our staff will attend to your queries.

For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on 13 7425.

Monday
8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday:
8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Public Holidays:
9:00am - 1:00pm
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 000 for an ambulance. For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on: 13 SICK (13 74 25)
  • Call : 1300 7425