General Practice Care

General Practice Information

Newtown Medical Centre offers a full range of medical services from our experienced general practitioners.

We always welcome new patients to our practice and look forward to caring for their health needs now and into the future.

Whether it is treating acute illness or managing chronic medical conditions, book an appointment with one of our GPs to start you on your journey to better health

Our Practice Brochure is available for download here

Our FAQ section has answers to a number of commonly asked questions.

New Patient Forms are available here, please complete and bring in to your appointment

If you would like to arrange transfer of your records from another practice please fill out the Transfer Form available here and pass it on to your old clinic, or alternatively send it in to our clinic and our staff will arrange this for you. With your consent we can then arrange transfer of your medical history to Newtown Medical Centre.


We have the following patient information handouts available:


For your family

Family Health


One of our top priorities is managing family health. For families of all ages and sizes, we have the services to meet the needs of all members of your family. We also offer shared maternity care, sexual health and contraceptive help.  We perform newborn baby checks and monitor childhood development.  We treat both acute illness and manage chronic medical issues.  Whatever stage of life your family is at, we have the doctors to keep you healthy and well.


Stay healthy

Preventative Health


We are strong believers in the value of preventative health measures.  GPs are experienced in preventing serious conditions before they occur.  As part of our program, we offer screening to detect chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and common cancers.  We can advise and implement measures and reduce your risk and keeping you healthy.


Health management

Chronic Conditions


Management of chronic medical conditions is essential in minimising the long-term impact and to ensure the patient’s wellbeing is given priority. Newtown Medical Centre’s team of doctors specialise in the long-term management of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and osteoarthritis. We manage patients with multiple significant medical conditions and co-ordinate and oversee their entire healthcare.  No one is better placed to manage your overall medical issues then your GP.  We also offer a personalised program of health checks, care plans, lifestyle reviews and health education.


Stay active

Sports Medicine


There is more to sports medicine than treating bumps and sprains. And it’s not just for elite sports people. School sports and amateurs will benefit from the expertise of our sports physician and our GPs experienced in musculoskeletal health.  From acute musculoskeletal injuries, chronic joint problems and concussion, we provide treatment for all sporting injuries as well as providing the latest advice and information on preventative care.


Stay healthy on the road

Immunisation and Travel Vaccination


Vaccination is a cornerstone of preventative health.  We provide all childhood and government schedule vaccines to children, adults and the elderly.  We can also advise and offer protection against others such as meningococcal, the flu and shingles.  We carry most travel vaccinations and can advise and administer all necessary vaccinations before undertaking overseas travel.


Your well-being

Mental Health


We take a holistic view of health and well-being. Our doctors are highly trained and skilled in the assessment and management of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and many more. We offer primary diagnosis and assessment, co-ordination of psychologists and treatment providers and ongoing support to have you back to feeling your best.  Do not let your mental health effect how you live your life, come and speak to one of our compassionate GPs and you will not regret it!


Care When You Need It


Newtown Medical Centre is always improving its service to best help the needs of its patients.  We are extending our normal consulting hours to include evenings and Saturday morning appointments.

SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS
We keep a significant amount of our appointments available for on the day bookings to be able to deliver care when it is needed.  Some of these may not be visible online so please call the practice to make an appointment.  If we are fully booked we will still make sure you have care when you need it.  You will be asked to speak to our nursing team who can triage your concern, and have you reviewed by a doctor at an appropriate time.

EMERGENCY CARE

If you are needing emergency care please call 000 to arrange an ambulance
Our closest emergency departments are

Barwon health (public) open 24hrs
St John of God Geelong (private) open 8.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days.
Epworth Geelong (private)

We have a treatment room which we can use for non emergency acute care such as:
Cuts/ lacerations/ wounds
Fracture care, plasters etc
Initial assessment of acute conditions

AFTER HOURS CARE

When the practice is closed we provide access to after hours home care via the Home Doctor Service. Please call Newtown Medical Centre and a message will direct you to the Home Doctor Service who can provide you with after hours medical care.


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We go above and beyond

Allied Health Care


Our care services go beyond what we offer at the Centre. We offer a structured program through our accredited physiologist to support patients with chronic conditions with physical activity and lifestyle modification programs. The programs can be of great assistance to people with chronic pain, knee and back injuries. This can include supervised sessions at our in-house gymnasium.


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