Family Planning and Contraception

Family planning and contraception

At Pakenham Family Health we offer counselling on family planning and contraception .

Our doctors can help individuals determine freely the number and spacing of their children. They also offer our patients information and education about the available means by which this may be achieved.

We can advise on the most suitable form of contraception that will work best for an individual’s or couple’s circumstances.

You can see one of our doctors for insertion and/or removal of a contraceptive implant (Implanon). Implanon is a small plastic rod that is inserted just under the skin of a woman’s upper arm. It releases hormone progestogen into the bloodstream. It works in three ways:

  • stops ovulation,
  • it makes the mucus in the cervix thicker, preventing the sperm from getting through,
  • it changes the lining of the uterus.

And when inserted correctly Implanon has a 99% success rate.

There are other forms of contraception available on the market today. These include combined contraceptive pill, contraceptive injections, Intrauterine Device IUD and emergency contraception. You can book an appointment with our doctors to discuss these and other forms of contraception and family planning. For more information on these go to https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/contraception-options 

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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