The Federal Government's budget handed down in May, included a proposed co-payment for visits to your GP. Please be advised that all services at The Junction continue to be FREE. We will continue to bulk bill Medicare for services, but patients are not required to pay a fee.
The Junction is open Monday to Friday 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm
(phones are answered 9:30am-5pm Monday to Friday)
The Junction Youth Health Service is closed on public holidays.
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Healthdirect 1800 022 222 is a 24 hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses whose role is to assist and provide primary health advice. If necessary, nurses are able to provide access to a General Practitioner to provide further medical advice.
In an emergency or life threatening situation call 000
Clients are also able to access after hours health care through the Canberra After hours Locum Medical Service (CALMS). Please note all CALMS services are charged at private after hours rates. CALMS can arrange attendance by a doctor at a designated surgery or at your home. CALMS operates in Bruce, Garran and Tuggeranong from 6.00pm to 8.30am Monday to Thursday, Friday 6.00pm to Monday 8.30am and all public holidays. Home visits are restricted to the ACT. The contact number for CALMS is 1300 422 567.
Alternatively, attend Accident and Emergency at the Calvary Hospital or the Canberra Hospital for emergency after hours assistance.
The clinics operate on an appointment system, it is important that clients let us know if a longer appointment time is needed and tell us as soon as possible if they are unable to attend an appointment.
The Junction is a free health service. Services are bulk-billed directly to Medicare. Please bring along your Medicare Card, if you have one. If you don't have a Medicare card we can help you get one, if you are eligible.
Recalls and reminders
The Junction Youth Health Service is committed to preventive and holistic care. The Junction Youth Health Service works in co-operation with National and Territory based recall and reminder registers. We may call/text you, or issue you with a reminder notice, from time to time offering you preventive health services appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of these systems please inform the nurse or your doctor.
The GP Clinic consists of general practitioners and nursing staff. This clinic provides primary health care services to clients and their children. This service is provided at no charge to clients as all consultations will be charged directly to Medicare Australia.
• Chronic disease management
• Cervical screening
• Wound care and dressings
• Sexual health
• Assessments and education
• Mental health care
• Venipuncture and pathology
Home visits are available for those too unwell to attend where deemed appropriate by clinical staff. Health care required outside of clinic times is available through the West Belconnen Health Cooperative through referral from Junction staff.
A Paediatric Registrar from The Canberra Hospital provides assessment, treatment, referral and education services to clients and their children from 0-18 years of age.
The Step Ahead Program provides antenatal care and education for pregnant clients of the Junction. This program is provided by The Canberra Hospital Antenatal Clinic. Clients can access a midwife and a social worker for antenatal checkups, referral and advocacy including housing support, support to continue formal education and parenting support and education.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
The Smoking Cessation Clinic is provided by the Cancer Council of the ACT. The clinic includes access to free nicotine replacement therapy, counseling and support to cease or change smoking habits to improve health outcomes.
Our counsellors will provide a safe space for you to explore any issue you may have, find strategies and help you come up with solutions to deal with these issues, learn more about yourself or just offload your problems.
The Junction provides outreach support through two teams, each consisting of a Youth Worker and a Youth Nurse. These teams attend schools, refuges and youth centres across the ACT, and provide direct client support, education, and assist young people to access health care in their local community.
For further information, contact The Junction Youth Health Service on 02 6232 2423.