Information as at August 2014
Location of Super Clinic
148-150 Percy St, Portland
(03) 5522 1200
Active Health Portland website
(Portland GP Super Clinic)
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.
- General Practitioners
- Practice Nurses
- Exercise Physiologist
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
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
- 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.
Portland has initiated accreditation through GPA with an audit undertaken by September 2012. Top of page
Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.
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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