Travelling? Check the latest travel warnings.

A new virus has been detected in China and it is believed to have started in Wuhan City in Hubei Province. It is thought to have started from exposure to animals at the live animal market in Wuhan but is now spreading by human to human contact. To keep informed about travel warnings, check the website https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ .

What about travel vaccinations?

Goonellabah Medical Centre (GMC) can meet your travel vaccination requirements and is a fully accredited centre for Yellow Fever vaccination. An assessment of your travel vaccination needs can be done based on your personal travel itinerary. A timeline can be made and vaccinations can be commenced at the time of your consultation, if required. Any questions or advice about your possible health needs can be discussed and an action plan developed. Some private health funds cover for vaccination costs but this will depend on your health fund and type of cover you have chosen. It is best for you to inquire with your health fund directly to establish your eligibility for claims.

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Text messages from GMC
Please note:
Due to a problem with service reliability, we are no longer sending courtesy SMS appointment reminders.
Please make a careful note of your next appointment date and time.

Any queries, contact our reception on 0266 250000.

Or send us an email message via the contact form 

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Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year period. 
Goonellabah Medical Centre will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Australia Day.
In an emergency, please call 000.
To contact the doctor on-call, please call 0266 250047
Best wishes, from the staff at GMC.

The ongoing bushfires can affect air quality. Small particles can enter the lungs and aggravate chronic conditions such as heart and lung disease. People with such conditions should follow their action treatment plan and see their doctor if symptoms are persisting. In case of an emergency, call 000.

Read more: Bushfire smoke can affect your health →

While in some ways we are more connected to each other than ever before, electronic communication is not a substitute for human contact. Facebook and other forms of social media are not for everyone, and, even for those that use such platforms, there is a limit to the emotional satisfaction one can gain from these ‘fast’ and often superficial means of communication.

Read more: Face-to-Face Not Facebook: Combatting Loneliness with Meaningful Connection →