Medicals

Our GPs are able to offer Medicals  and screening for differing uses and employment

Aviation Medical Certificates

Please note that Aviation Medicals cannot be booked online. To book an appointment, please call our clinic – 6792 1055

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires pilots and aircrew to obtain an aviation medicals certificate that’s specific to their role.

Dr Rohana is an Australian Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) who can issue aviation medical certificates. Assessments are conducted via appointment only and must be booked in advance.

Aviation Medicals take longer than a standard GP appointment. Our friendly reception teams are also happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to the different types of tests that are involved in the examination, the expected time of your consultation and assessment and any related costs. The will also be able to determine how long your specific aviation medical certificate will be valid for.

Before you book your Aviation Medical you need your ARN (Aviation Reference Number): https://hub.casa.gov.au/content/casa/home.html

Coal Mine Workers – Order No. 43 Medical Assessments

Please note that Order 43 Medical Assessments cannot be booked online. To book an appointment, please call our clinic – 6792 1055

Coal Services Health Monitoring Requirements for Coal Mine Workers Order No. 43 (Order 43) requires all workers working at a coal mine have a pre-placement medical, then some a periodic medical every three (3) years by an approved medical practitioner. 

The Coal Services Board approved changes to health monitoring requirements for NSW coal mine workers. The new order under the NSW Coal Industry Act 2001  came into effect on 1 July 2018. It replaces Order 41 and will be known as Order 43.

WHAT ARE THE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORDER 41 AND ORDER 43?

Medical components
Many of the components of the pre-placement and periodic medical assessments remain the same under Order 43, though the following components have been added:

  • Increased frequency of chest x-rays: underground coal workers must undergo a chest x-ray every three (3) years; open cut workers involved in the production, processing or maintenance of coal must undergo a chest x-ray every three (3) years; workers with a history of hazardous dust exposure must undergo a chest x-ray every three (3) years. Other workers will undergo a chest x-ray every six (6) years.
  • Respiratory FIT testing now forms part of the pre-placement and periodic health surveillance assessments as a proactive step in protecting workers’ health and providing ongoing education in the use of personal protective equipment.

Introduction of an exit medical assessment
In addition to the pre-placement and periodic medical assessments, Order 43 also includes an Exit Medical Assessment.

Dr Rohana is an ‘approved medical practitioner’, and is listed on the Register of Approved Medical Practitioners is published on the Coal Services website.

Rail Medical Cat 1-3

Please note that Rail Medical Cat 1-3 cannot be booked online. To book an appointment, please call our clinic – 6792 1055

RAIL INDUSTRY WORKERS ARE REQUIRED BY LEGISLATION TO UNDERGO A RAIL SAFETY WORKERS MEDICAL ASSESSMENT TO MANAGE POTENTIAL RISKS POSED BY THE ILL HEALTH OF RAIL SAFETY WORKERS.

The National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers underpins a system for monitoring the health of rail safety workers and enables a consistent application of health standards across the Australian rail industry. All health assessments conducted by Dr Rohana for rail safety workers are in line with the Standard.

Under rail safety legislation, rail transport operators are required to manage the risks posed by the ill health of rail safety workers. The responsibility is an essential part of an operator’s rail safety management system, which aims to minimise risks and protect the safety of the public, rail safety workers and their fellow workers, and the environment.

There are three different types of health assessment based on whether the work undertaken is safety critical or non-safety critical. A risk management approach is used to determine which category of health assessment applies to various types of work as follows:

RAIL MEDICAL (CATEGORY 1)

Applies to rail safety workers who undertake safety critical work and whose ill health may result in sudden incapacity or collapse leading to a serious incident affecting public safety or the rail network.

RAIL MEDICAL (CATEGORY 2)

Applies to rail safety workers who undertake safety critical work where sudden incapacity will not impact on the safety of the public or the rail network.

RAIL MEDICAL (CATEGORY 3)

Applies to rail safety workers who undertake non-safety critical work and whose health and fitness does not impact directly on the rail network but who are required to protect their own safety and that of other workers.

Pre-employment medicals

In certain roles, employers require their employees to undertake a medical assessment prior to starting work to ensure that they are fit to work in a specific environment and under certain conditions. We offer Pre-Employment Medical Examinations.

Please note that pre-employment medicals cannot be booked online. To book an appointment, please call our clinic – 6792 1055