Portland GP Super Clinic

Information about Portland GP Super Clinic (Active Health Portland) in Victoria.

Page last updated: 08 October 2014

Information as at August 2014

Location of Super Clinic

148-150 Percy St, Portland

Contact details

(03) 5522 1200
Active Health Portland website (Portland GP Super Clinic)

Funding recipient

Portland District Health Top of page

Total Commonwealth funding

$4.9 million (GST exclusive)

Description of clinic

The clinic is a newly constructed 2 storey building across two blocks of land. It is centrally located, walking distance from CBD, backing onto Portland Hospital.

The clinic opened on 13 March 2012.

Services

Multidisciplinary care

  • General Practitioners
  • Practice Nurses
  • Podiatrist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Counsellor
The clinic has commenced providing a weekly GP service to a local Aboriginal community based in Heywood and provides education and training placements for Aboriginal Health Workers.

The clinic has met with representatives of the Local School Nursing Program to establish a closer working relationship with the local youth. The Clinic has also established a protocol outlining the availability of scheduled youth appointments. Top of page

Services

The clinic currently includes 14 consulting rooms providing space for a range of full time and visiting health professionals including an audiologist and respiratory specialist. A rehabilitation gym is available to run cardiac, pulmonary and general rehabilitation programs.

Preventative services include

  • Women's health clinics
  • ECGs
  • Chronic disease management
  • Drug and alcohol support services
  • Welfare support services
  • Health promotion programs
  • Transport Connections program

Health needs and priorities

The Portland population is approx. 10,000 with the region totalling almost 20,000 people. A generally low socio-economic demographic, spread across one main township and a number of smaller rural communities. A review of the health needs of the community will be undertaken after a planned GP Super Clinic Road Show in the near future.

Quality

Portland has initiated accreditation through GPA with an audit undertaken by September 2012. Top of page

Operating hours

Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Billing arrangements

Patients who have a pension card or health care card, aged 16 and under,and patients experiencing financial hardship are bulk billed. Patients can discuss payments with their treating doctor if their circumstances are outside of this criterion. Patients with Chronic Disease are bulk billed.

Home visits and visits to residential aged care facilities

Aged care and home visits are arranged by the GPs.

Clinical training arrangements

Portland GP Super Clinic has teleconferencing facilities, study rooms and a library available for all staff and students to utilise for training purposes. The Clinical Director and GPs assist with teaching and mentoring requirements. Breakout rooms are available for study. Regular clinical meetings are held to better manage complex cases. An established relationship with Deakin University will fulfill teaching and training obligations including a teaching role to allied health professionals. Top of page

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  • The information on this website about the GP Super Clinics Programme is subject to change without notice and should not be relied upon for commercial or any other purpose; and
  • The Australian Government Department of Health does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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