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Who we are & what we do

The Centre Clinic is a safe, friendly LGBTI General Practice We provide general health care for gay men, lesbians and trans people, as well as specialist medical care for people living with HIV and expert sexual health screening and treatment.

Phone: (03) 9525 5866

Our Clinic
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The Centre Clinic is located at the rear of 77 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, on the corner of Fitzroy Street and Jackson Street.

The Centre Clinic has an informal, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The doctors who work here are all Registered General Practitioners – this means they are able to provide healthcare and specialist referrals for all health related matters.

We have strong links with a range of LGBTI friendly allied health services throughout Victoria – this includes dentists, podiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, dieticians, physiotherapy, chiropractors, osteopaths and other specialists. 

Our Staff
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Administration

  • Peter Locke: Practice Manager
  • Max Rex: Senior Receptionist
  • Rex Lightfoot, Lachie Hillman: Receptionists

General Practitioners:

  • Dr BK Tee: Clinical Director
  • Dr Stephen Rowles
  • Dr Nanette Presswell
  • Dr Mike Porter
  • Dr Chris Sherman
  • Dr Melanie Bissessor
  • Dr Pauline Cundill
  • Dr Matt Penn
  • Dr Tom Turnbull
  • Dr Jenny Misson

Nurses:

  • Daniel Sankovar: Practice Nurse
  • Helen Lau: Clinical Trials Nurse

Dietitian:

  • Jenny McDonald

Services
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  • General healthcare
  • Monitoring, treatment and care of HIV infection
  • PEP – Post HIV Exposure Prophylaxis
  • PrEP: Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (Supporting clients to self import PrEP and PrEP X Trial participants)
  • STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) testing and treatment
  • HIV testing and counselling
  • Hepatitis screening, vaccination and monitoring (including new Hepatitis C treatments)

Cost
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All services provided at The Centre Clinic between Monday and Friday are currently bulk billed for Medicare Card holders. Fees apply for all Saturday consultations. Ask our reception staff for fee information when booking Saturday appointments.

Confidentiality
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Your medical record is confidential. The Centre Clinic maintains the security of your personal information at all times.

The Clinic is bound by the Commonwealth Privacy Act - Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and also complies with the Victorian Health Records Act 2001. The Clinic has also developed a Privacy Policy that controls the handling of personal information.

Clinic Hours and Appointments
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Clinic Business Hours

Monday 9.30am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday - 9.30am – 5.00pm
Friday - 9.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am – 12.30pm

Appointments

Please ring (03) 9525 5866 during clinic hours for an appointment.

Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time. Emergencies will always be given priority. Longer consultation times are available, so please ask our receptionist if you require some extra time or have several problems to discuss.

If you require an interpreter service (a language other than English or services for hearing impaired patients) this can also be organised -  please advise us at the time of booking.

Phone Calls

If you wish to discuss a matter by phone with your doctor, our reception staff will either refer your call directly to your doctor or will record a brief written message to be forwarded to your doctor. Your doctor will prioritise these messages and return your call as soon as possible.

Follow up of results

The Centre Clinic has a policy and procedure in place for the timely review and reporting of all pathology results. Our preference is that you see your GP for results rather than by telephone. We never give HIV results by phone.

After Hours

If you have an urgent medical problem after hours, please call our locum service Doctor Doctor on 132 660. Please mention that you are a patient of The Centre Clinic  and the name of your doctor. There may be a charge for this service, please ask when booking.

www.doctordoctor.com.au

Home Visits

Home visits are available only by arrangement directly with your treating doctor and are at his/her discretion.

The Centre Clinic has a protocol indicating under what circumstances a home visit may take place. This protocol is strictly adhered to. Please ask your doctor if you require further details.

Complaints Procedure

If you have any concerns regarding your care at Centre Clinic please speak with our Practice Manager. If you prefer, you can contact the Office of the Health Services Commissioner. Their details can be found at www.health.vic.gov.au/hsc/.

Complaints Procedure
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If you have any concerns regarding your care at Centre Clinic please speak with our Practice Manager. If you prefer, you can contact the Office of the Health Services Commissioner. Their details can be found at www.health.vic.gov.au/hsc/.

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