The clinic team consists of the  Senior Medical Officer, GP’s, Health Operations Manager, Practice Nurse Coordinator, Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Senior Medical Receptionist, AHW, RN’s, medical receptionists and transport officers. OVAHS provides specialty Child Health, Chronic Disease, Renal and Women’s Health specialty services. The clinical staff work closely with the SSU team to promote Healthy Lifestyles, and to support patients with Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug issues.

The clinic offers free medications as per the regulations of Schedule 100 to Aboriginal people. OVAHS dispenses medication from the onsite pharmacy. And provides Webster packs as needed.

One of OVAHS priority areas is in creating partnerships with people with chronic disease to support holistic ongoing management as well as early intervention of identified risk factors.We work with people with an identified chronic disease to formulate a plan that best suits their needs.

The Adult Health Check is the basis of our primary health approach to chronic disease prevention and early intervention. OVAHS  Patients are encouraged  to have this done yearly. 

All patients arriving at OVAHS first present to medical reception; priority is given to clients on a needs basis. Infants, young children and the elderly are given priority attention.

Patients are first assessed by an AHW or RN prior to seeing the GP.There is also the opportunity for Aboriginal patients to make an appointment by ringing: 9166 2200.

Please review additional Clinic and Patient information at the following link: OVAHS Patient Information 2015

The  AUSTRALIAN PRIVACY PRINCIPLE POLICY is accessible in printed format and available free of charge from the OVAHS Clinical Manager. For more information about AUSTRALIAN PRIVACY PRINCIPLE POLICY log onto www.oaic.gov.au

Opening hours

Day Time
Monday 8.15am to 3.30pm
Tuesday 8.15am to 3.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 3.30pm
Thursday 8.15am to 3.30pm
Friday 8.15am to 2.30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

OVAHS provides a large range of services including:

  • General medical consultations
  • Antenatal and postnatal care
  • Child Health Checks
  • Children at risk support
  • Adult Health Checks
  • Men’s Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Sexual Health focusing on screening, management and prevention
  • Renal Health screening, management and prevention
  • Chronic Disease Management including Diabetes and Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Provision of Mental Health, AOD and Well being including counselling, support, medical attention and referral to rehabilitation
  • Smoking cessation and prevention
  • Healthy Lifestyles Programs
  • School Health Promotion programs
  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Program
  • Hearing screening and testing
  • Vision testing and retinal screening
  • Transport to and from OVAHS services
  • Allied Health clinics
  • Specialist visits

Specialist Clinics

Specialist
Visits
Allied Health
Visits

Paediatrician

Twice monthly

Podiatrist

Monthly

Cardiologist

Four times annually

Dietician

Monthly

Physician

Monthly

Diabetic educator

Monthly

Renal physician

Twice annually

Audiologist

Monthly

Ophthalmologist

4 times annually

 Dentist

 Weekly