- Can I get the flu vaccine if I’m pregnant?
Yes. The flu vaccine can be safely given during any stage of pregnancy. Pregnant women are at increased risk of severe disease or complications from the flu. Vaccinating against flu during pregnancy can not only protect pregnant women but also provide ongoing protection to a newborn baby for the first six months after birth. For more information please refer to patient information.
- Do I need a Whooping Cough (Pertussis) vaccination if I’m pregnant?
It is advisable in your 3rd trimester to have a booster with your GP if it has been more than 5 years since your immunization. For more information, please download whooping cough vaccine program document from the Queensland Government website.
- Do Milestone Medical bulk bill?
Milestone Medical is not a bulk billing practice. Dr Katie Taylor does offer a discount for Concession Card holders. Full payment is required on the day of consultation. After payment of your account you are entitled to claim the Medicare rebate, this can be done by us.
- When should I book my first Obstetric appointment?
As soon as you know you are pregnant; we encourage you to make a booking. Your first appointment generally should be made between 8 to 12 weeks gestation, or earlier for some medical reasons.
- Why do I need a referral from a GP?
A referral is helpful to give the Doctors a history of your health and to triage or prioritise your appointment. Having a current referral allows you to claim a rebate from Medicare. Private health insurance does not cover consultation in the rooms.