Information as at August 2014
Location of GP Super Clinic
150 Crawford Street and 25 Antill Street, Queanbeyan
(02) 6297 3311
Queanbeyan GP Super Clinic Pty Ltd
Total Commonwealth funding
$5 million (GST Exclusive)
Description of clinic
The clinic is an extension to an existing practice in Queanbeyan with the funding supporting the construction and fit out of a new building adjacent to the existing premises.
The clinic opened on 1 August 2012. Top of page
The Queanbeyan GP Super Clinic provides a range of multidisciplinary, integrated primary care services provided by GPs including a Registrar, practice nurses and allied health professionals, including psychologists, an acupuncturist, and hearing and speech therapy services.
The clinic hosts a visiting cardiologist as part of its services. Co-located pharmacy and pathology services are available. A dental practice commenced at the clinic in July 2012 and a new physiotherapist commenced in August 2012.
The service delivery model involves a general practitioner who leads and coordinates care and works in partnership with a range of other health professionals and community care providers. The focus is on a “wellness” model that supports lifestyle modification, self management, early intervention and avoidance of hospitalisation. Shared care protocols are being developed for integration of allied health providers in the software and access to patient information.
The clinic provides a range of early detection and preventative activities including:
- Immunisation for children and adults
- Women’s, men’s and child health programs
- Skin cancer checks
- Preventative lifestyle counselling on diet, exercise, heart health and cancer
- General Practice Management Plans
Public education sessions involving appropriate allied health providers include:
- Stroke Day
- Diabetes Day
- Heart Day
- Prevention lifestyle counselling Top of page
Health needs and priorities
Consultations are underway with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and network groups to identify the needs of and priorities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and assist in managing internal training and systems that are acceptable to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
The practice is accredited.
8am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday. After hours services are available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8.30pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 12:30pm and Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm. The clinic is open from 10am to 12 noon on public holidays.
Outside of normal business hours patients can ring the doctor on call.
Bulk billing is at the discretion of the general practitioner but most elect to bulk bill pensioners, concession card holders, and for education sessions, chronic care management and lifestyle classes.
If patients require regular visits for treatment, GPs are encouraged to bulk bill. Top of page
Home visits and visits to residential aged care facilities
Queanbeyan GP Super Clinic provides services to a number of local residential aged care facilities, these include: Queanbeyan Nursing home, George Forbes House, and Kawaree Lodge. Home visits are available by arrangement with the general practitioner.
Clinical training arrangements
Training relationships are in place with the Australian National University, University of Canberra, Charles Sturt University and Coast City Country Training.
During the last 12 months the clinic has hosted two GP Registrars, 10 GP medical student placements, 5 nursing students, a psychology student and 4 allied health students.