The Australian Government is providing a free blood test for Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) for people who live or work, or who have lived or worked, in the Williamtown, NSW and Oakey, QLD, Investigation Areas and who have potentially been exposed to PFAS.
- Free blood testing will be available to eligible individuals until 31 March 2018.
- A Statutory Declaration will be required from the individual seeking a blood test, or the parent or guardian of a minor, to confirm they are eligible for a free blood test under this program.
You can book your initial consultation at Shoal Bay or Anna Bay Medical Centres and we will have the required statutory declaration forms and further information available for you. Both pre- and post-blood test appointments are required in order for individual blood test results to be discussed in person and an appropriate explanation of the results to be provided; including the limitations of PFAS blood testing in individuals.
In recognition of the stress that this issue has caused, the Australian Government has also established dedicated mental health and support services if required. More information is available from your GP.