Child and Adolescent Services
We offer a range of services to help support your child’s health, development and wellbeing from infancy to adolescence.
Highlands General Practice offers a range of services for children and adolescents:
We understand infants and young children can become ill very quickly so please make sure you let our team know if you need an urgent appointment. We do prioritise appointments for acutely sick kids so please ask to speak with one of our nursing team if you feel your child is very unwell and/or needs urgent attention.
Highlands General Practice provides a convenient 24 hour on-line booking service for patients. This is really helpful to avoid the morning rush on the phones and allows you to look at appointment availability at any time. This is particularly useful if you have been up throughout the night with a sick child and want the first available appointment.
Consultations for Children under 12 and/or eligible chronic care assessments and plans are bulk billed.
Communications and Privacy
Highlands General Practice is very mindful of the confidentiality issues for teenagers and young adults. We would always encourage open communication between parents and kids but understand the importance of providing teenagers and young adults with the opportunity to discuss issues safely and confidentially to ensure they are receiving the medical care they need.
Chronic Disease Management
Management of chronic diseases in children is really important to support development and effective long term management of conditions such as asthma and allergies.
Highlands General Practice understands the importance of connecting people with appropriate community service to provide additional support for families with children with chronic diseases and/or complex care needs. Please contact our nursing team for further information or to help make an appointment.