Information as at August 2014
Location of Super Clinic
Corner Peachey and Curtis Road, Munno Para
(08) 8254 4500
UniHealth Playford North GP Super Clinic web page
Total Commonwealth funding
$7.5 million (GST exclusive)
Description of clinic
The GP Super Clinic is a new purpose-built single storey building in the northern suburbs of Adelaide within the ‘Playford Alive Precinct’. The clinic is near proposed supermarkets, department stores, retail, new commercial and housing developments, a proposed aged care facility and a new school.
The clinic opened on 30 May 2011. Top of page
The GP Super Clinic offers services provided by GPs, registered nurses and practice nurses, psychologists/ psychiatrist, physiotherapists, a podiatrist, a dietician, an audiologist a massage therapist, an exercise physiologist and a visiting general surgeon.
On-site procedural services such as excisions and wound management are available through the clinic's nurses as well as through services provided by Royal District Nursing services (RDNS). Practice nurses have extended roles and offer a range of chronic disease management activities, health assessments and nurse-led clinics.
Medical imaging and pathology collection services are on-site.
Community groups operating out of the clinic include:
- Save the Children
- Royal District Nursing Services
- Relationships Australia
- Northern Division of General Practice
- Rural, Dementia and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Coordination (City of Playford Council) Top of page
Programs and advice are available to support preventative care, promotion of healthy lifestyles and to address risk factor and lifestyle modification including:
- Diabetes care
- Healthy eating clinics/advice
- Smoking cessation clinics/advice
- Medication management (by the clinical pharmacist)
- Drug and alcohol support
- Self management of chronic disease
- Parenting advice (group sessions through Save the Children)
- Strength for Life and Tai Chi Classes
All health care professionals are engaged in monthly multidisciplinary case conferencing to facilitate referral mechanisms and individual case discussion. Top of page
Health needs and priorities
The health data for the population of Playford North indicates high rates of chronic disease, psychological distress and mental and behavioural disorders.
To respond to this, the Playford North GP Super Clinic is providing integrated services to address local community health needs/individuals for Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, mental health and behavioural disorders. The clinic is well placed to provide services to the new communities in the Playford Alive Precinct.
The Clinic is accredited to RACGP standards.
The Clinical Support and Quality Group meets fortnightly to address issues of quality and risk assessment within the clinic.
The gymnasium is WorkCover accredited.
Weekdays: 8am - 9pm, Saturdays: 9am - 4pm, Sundays and Public Holidays: 9.00am - 5pm. Top of page
Bulk billing for GP services.
Patients who require a psychology and/or allied health service(s) which are not covered by the MBS, as well as some specialist services, are required to pay a fee. Where patients cannot afford an individual (fee paying) allied health service, arrangements are in place for free or low cost services through group programs.
Alternatively, these patients are referred to (and care coordination with) Elizabeth GP Plus Health Care Centre.
Clinical training arrangements
The Playford GP Super Clinic has a strong focus on training and inter-professional learning.
In collaboration with the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, a significant number of clinical training placements are being facilitated across a range of disciplines including general practice, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, podiatry, occupational therapy and medical radiation.
A new two-storey dedicated teaching and training facility to be established under an Australian Government Innovative Clinical Teaching and Training Grant (ICTTG)has recently completed construction next to the GP Super Clinic. It is physically linked to, and work collaboratively with, the GP Super Clinic. This will increase capacity to undertake teaching and training and so support the future primary care workforce. Top of page