Family Planning - Hermit Park Clinic
We have doctors qualified to place contraceptive implants, IUDs, and to perform vasectomies. If you wish to discuss your family planning options we ask that you book a long appointment. During your consultation your doctor will discuss family planning options and talk about what would be the most suitable for you. they will share information about how the procedures are done, cost and any risks associated with the procedures.
Offering IUD placement and vasectomy reflects our current and growing emphasis on providing a total general practice service, and we think safe, effective family planning is part of that service. Until Hermit Park Clinic commenced its vasectomy service, waiting times in Townsville could vary from 5 to 8 months for this procedure. We are happy to say that we can now usually offer a waiting time of between 3 and 6 weeks, with the procedure performed under local anaesthetic with premedication, all in our on-site operating rooms.