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The right information when it suits you

Medicare Safety Net - form 

 https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/forms/ms016

This is a government medicare form to add / amend people to your family safety net 

Ultrasound Centre for Women

www.ucfw.com.au

Suite 1, Level 3 - 73 Little Ryrie Street 

Geelong 

Ph: 5229 3383

Perinatal & postnatal massage

https://lauracalderonemassage.com/

Pre Eclampsia

S, Roberge, KH Nicolaides, S Demers,  P Villa, E Bujold (2013)  ‘Prevention of Perinatal Death and Adverse Perinatal Outcome Using Low-dose Aspirin- A Meta-analysis 2013‘, Ultrasound Obstet Gyneco,41:491-499

file:///C:/Users/fdesk1/Downloads/Prevention-of-perinatal-death-and-adverse-perinatal-outcome-using-low-dose-aspirin-a-meta-analysis-2013-1%20(1).pdf

GEELONG BORN

www.geelongborn.com.au

Antenatal classes and Hypnobirthing services in geelong

BIRTH & ANTENATAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

www.kristenpywellphotography.com.au

ph: 0412 63 292 

For birth and maternity photography with exclusive offers for Dr Saj Rathnayake's patients 

Breast Screen Victoria
www.breastscreen.org.au

This is a government funded mammography screening program. It is available free for Australian women over the age of 50 years.


Parentline Victoria
www.parentline.vic.gov.au

This is a state wide telephone counselling information and referral service for parents and carers with children from birth to eighteen years. Phone 13 22 89


Maternal and Child health line
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

This is a Victorian state wide 24 hour telephone service and is staffed by qualified Maternal & Child Health nurses who provide callers with information, support and advice regarding child health, maternal and family health and parenting issues.


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
www.sidsandkids.org

A national Australian body that funds research and provides information about the evidence around SIDS risk, reduction and sleep accidents.

College of Lactation Consultants Victoria Inc
www.lactation.org.au

Provides a list of qualified lactation consultants Australia wide.


Choice
www.choice.com.au

Current consumer information on the latest baby products focusing on features, safety and ease of use.


National Breast Cancer Foundation
www.nbcf.org.au

Facts about breast cancer in Australia and research currently in place.


Having a baby in Victoria
www.health.vic.gov.au/maternity

Information about the services provided within the state of Victoria with regards to pregnancy and birth.


CellCare
www.cellcare.com.au

Information regarding cord blood storage.

Gestational Diabetes
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/living-with-diabetes/gestational-diabetes

Current information regarding gestational diabetes

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
www.cfscreening.com.au/

Information regarding the Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening Program


Australian Multiple Birth Association
www.amba.org.au

Information regarding a multiple pregnancy


Pregnancy and Food Safety NSW Food Authority
www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/life-events-and-food/pregnancy/

The best way to meet you and your baby’s nutritional needs is to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods and be as healthy as possible as early as possible.


Department of Human Services (Medicare)
www.humanservices.gov.au/

Department of Human Services (Medicare)

VCGS – Reproductive Genetic Carrier Screening
www.vcgs.org.au/tests/prepair

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services – information regarding specific genetic testing available.


(Patient information Video – prepair screening)

https://www.vcgs.org.au/file/prepair-patient-video-0


VCGS – Maternal Serum Screening
https://www.vcgs.org.au/tests/maternal-serum-screening

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services – information regarding specific genetic testing available.


VCGS – Percept Prenatal test
www.vcgs.org.au/perceptNIPT/

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services – information regarding specific genetic testing available.

Dorovitch – Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

http://www.dorevitch.com.au/IamaPatient/MyTesting/NoninvasivePrenatalTesting(NIPT).aspx

Patient information regarding prenantal testing option

USEFUL LINKS - GYNAECOLOGY 

Get the right information about your health

Siles Imaging Geelong

http://www.sileshealth.com.au/

Specialist Ultrasound services for women 

Mirena – Bayer

https://www.mirena-us.com/

Mirena® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) IUD, review safety information and frequently asked questions

PRIVACY POLICY

Keeping your information safe

At Geelong City Obstetrics and Gynaecology we strive to provide patients with treatment and healthcare of the highest standard. This entails a relationship of trust and confidentiality – one where we treat your personal health information appropriately and respect your privacy. As such, we will handle your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.


You are entitled to know what personal information is held about you, how you can access it, why it is held, to whom we may disclose it, and when we need your consent to do this. This Policy explains all these details. You can discuss any issue relating to the privacy of your information with your doctor or any staff member, at any time.


Collecting information:

Our staff collects information that helps to provide the level of advice, care and management you need, or where there is a statutory requirement for collection.

This information may include:
contact details and date of birth
relationship status
medical history
family medical history
symptoms, diagnosis and recommended treatment
ethnicity
Medicare/private health fund details
billing or account details

We routinely collect this information directly from you, but we may need to get it from other sources – for example, from other medical practitioners, health funds or health providers and, with your consent, from family members.

Purposes for handling your information:
To ensure we provide you with the most appropriate treatment, our staff may collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any of the following purposes:

sharing your information within the treatment team
communicating with the referring medical practitioners
referrals to other medical practitioners, hospitals or health providers
referring specimens to external laboratories for analysis
accounts and billing, including Medicare and private health insurance claims
managing our practice – including quality assurance, practice accreditation and keeping our records up to date
complaints and incident handling, and notifications to our insurers
disclosure, where legally required, to third parties – for example, in response to a court subpoena or for mandatory reporting of specific diseases
disclosure to our service providers, where doing so is necessary for your treatment or for our management and administrative purposes providing a small sample of case-notes for confidential review as part of annual Code of Practice audits by the national Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC), or its agents, in compliance with regulatory requirements

Data quality and security:
We take all reasonable steps to ensure the personal information we collect, use, hold or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and relevant to the functions and services we provide. You can help us achieve this by providing correct and up-to-date information. We store your personal information securely and protect it from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Access and correction

In all but a few rare cases, you can access the personal information we hold about you, in part or in full, or ask us to provide it to a third party such as another healthcare provider.

We may require you to make this request in writing. There may be an administration fee for this service, depending on the nature of access required.


If you feel any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, please let us know. It is our policy to note your corrections and add them to your records. In accordance with good clinical practice, we do not erase the original record.

Retention of records

To ensure we comply with regulatory requirements, it is our policy to keep your medical records for at least seven years.

PATIENT SURVEY LINK

Help us help provide the highest level of care for the future by completing quick survey following you care with Dr Saj Rathnayake

(03) 5222 8858

(03) 5221 8372

GRANADA MEDICAL CENTRE , LEVEL 2

88 MYERS STREET GEELONG VIC 3220 

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