What is OWL?
A clinic for children and young people with weight concerns. We help parents manage their child’s weight and we help young people manage their own weight.
This is a combined clinic with children’s doctors from Fiona Stanley Hospital.
The program is covered 100% by Medicare with no gap fee.
Why do we need OWL?
1 in 4 Australian children are overweight or obese. Having an unhealthy weight in childhood can lead to problems with sleeping, low self-esteem and being bullied. It leads to poor health in the future.
What we offer:
Clinics for babies, children and young people who are overweight. This includes:
- Detailed assessment
- Screening if needed
- Personalised plan
- Follow-up visits and goal setting
- We will contact your usual healthcare provider and keep them up to date
OWL links with other programs in the Cockburn area that help children, young people and their families meet their goals for a healthier weight and lifestyle.