General Practice: Health & Services

Northside Clinic - General Practice: Health & Services

General Practitioners

Northside Clinic is committed to providing a full range of medical services to meet your individual health needs.

These include:

The GPs are available to help you with any health concerns, medical treatment and health education.

  • STI Diagnosis & Management
  • HIV Support & Management
    The GPs are experienced in HIV diagnosis, support and treatment options.
  • LGBTIQA+ Specific Health Management
    The GPs welcome the LGBITQA+ community for any medical or health concerns, treatment and education.
  • Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation
  • Prostate health and prostate cancer#
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy shared care
  • Menopause
  • Cervical screening test
  • Breast checks
  • Hormone therapy
  • Reproductive healthcare and education
  • Medical termination of pregnancy
  • Referral for surgical termination of pregnancy
  • Implanon inertion and removal
  • Intra-uterine Device (IUD) insertion and removal

Commencing on 13 March 2020, Medicare telehealth items were temporarily made available to help reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19. Telehealth enables you to consult your Doctor via telephone or video call from the comfort of your own home. You can also request repeat prescriptions and referrals as well as receive test results via a telehealth consultation. The temporary bulk billing incentive items for patients vulnerable to COVID-19 ceased as of 1 October 2020. This means you may be privately billed for telehealth consultations, as if you were seeing the doctor in person. On 27th November 2020 the Government announced telehealth will become permanent.

Nursing Team

The dedicated Nursing Team at Northside Clinic are committed to supporting your individual health needs.

These include:

What is a Careplan?

Careplans are a government funded program through Medicare, designed to optimise the health of people who live with a chronic condition/s. These are also known as GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangement and were previously called Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) items.

Who is eligible for a Careplan?

Medicare classifies a chronic condition as a condition that has, or is likely to, last longer than 6 months.

Some common examples are, but not limited to:

  • diabetes
  • asthma
  • chronic kidney disease

What is involved in a Careplan appointment?

You will have an appointment with both the nurse and your usual GP on the same day. First you will see one of our expert nurses who will work with you to outline your healthcare goals and identify members of your treating team that will help you achieve these. The nurse will write the plan with you, and identify any areas needing clarification with your GP. And then you will follow up with your GP to discuss any further additions to your plan, order any tests needed, and sign the allied health referrals.

How much does a Careplan cost?

This is a government funded bulk-billed appointment and at Northside Clinic there is no out-of-pocket cost for you.

What is a Health Check?

This is a government funded program through Medicare, designed to support your physical, social and emotional wellbeing. The nurse can provide health education, prevent future illness such as advising on available immunisations, and pick up early treatable issues such as high blood pressure.

How much does a Health Check cost?

This is a government funded bulk-billed appointment.

Who is eligible for a government funded Health Check?

45-49 year old:

These are available as a once off health check to any person aged 45-49 years. This is an opportunity to have an assessment of your current health status. We will also consider your future health risks and discuss strategies to prevent these.

75+ years:

These are available annually to any person aged 75 years or above. This is an opportunity to have an assessment of your current health status. We will also consider your future health risks and discuss strategies to prevent these.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander:

These health checks are available to any person who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander of any age and are available annually. The nurse records information about your health, such as your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, height and weight. You might also have a blood test or urine test. It is also an opportunity to talk about the health of your family.

Procedures available at Northside Clinic include:

  • Suturing & removal of sutures
  • Removal of Lesions
  • Skin biopsy
  • Hormone Implant insertion
  • Intra Uterine Device Insertion & Removal
  • Diaphragm insertion
  • Implanon Insertion & Removal
  • Toenail resection
  • Treatment of undisplaced fractures

There is a fee involved with all procedures at Northside Clinic. Please discuss with your treating GP or nurse.

You will need to make an initial appointment with your doctor to discuss your procedure and what to expect. Following this appointment, a Northside Clinic staff member will contact you to arrange a time for your procedure.

  • HIV trials
  • STI treatment trials
  • Overseas travel vaccinations
  • Altitude sickness prophylaxis
  • Traveller’s diarrhoea treatment

Northside Clinic offers a range of treatments including:

  • Wound Care
    • Chronic and Acute wound care
  • Immunisations
    • Childhood immunisations, including catch-up schedules
    • Adult immunisations as per the National Immunisation Schedule
    • Seasonal Influenza immunisations
  • Travel Vaccination
    • We are Yellow Fever Accredited travel clinic
  • Hormone Therapy Injection
  • Allergy Injection
  • Iron Infusion
    • An iron infusion is a treatment option for people aged 14 years or older with iron deficiency anaemia who require rapid iron repletion but are unable to take, or fail to respond to, oral iron preparations. You will need to discuss whether you are suitable for iron infusion therapy with your GP prior to making an appointment for an iron infusion.
  • Ear Irrigation
  • Ulcers
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Skin infections

Nurses are available at Northside Clinic on:

Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Call us on (03) 9485 7700 to book an appointment with our Nurses.