Children's Health

At Hornsby Fountain Medical Centre several of our doctors have a special interest in the health and wellbeing of children. We also have a team of Registered Nurses who assist with children's health checks and childhood immunisations. Click here to read the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

 

Children's health checks can include monitoring development and milestones, immunisation, assessing readiness for school, screening for visual acuity, hearing, coordination as well as motor skills and other areas of development.


Areas of childhood health and development that we can assess include:

 

  • Childhood immunisations (including catch up immunisations from overseas)

  • Baby checks

  • Paediatric surgical Problems

  • Weight checks

  • Breast feeding assistance and management

  • Sleep and settling strategies

  • Infant growth and development assessments

  • “Fussy” babies

  • Neonatal care

  • Feeding and settling problems

  • Common childhood illnesses and development

  • Heart murmurs

  • Acute viral eruptions

  • Asthma management and plans

  • Respiratory illnesses

  • Middle ear infections and grommets

  • Tonsillitis and Ear, Nose, Throat review

  • Allergies

  • Anaphylaxis management

  • Eczema

  • Bed wetting

  • Learning difficulties

  • Speech delay

  • Gait disturbances

  • Developmental problems

  • Adolescent mental health