SOUTH WESTERN MELBOURNE

What is General Practice ?

General Practice is sometimes called Family Medicine and is where you go to see your Doctor or General Practitioner(GP). A GP has attended University and plays a vital role in your health care. A general practice may provide a range of services that support your health care.

A GP

  • is often the first point of contact for individuals
  • co-ordinates the care of patients and refers patients to specialists, hospitals or allied health professionals
  • provides care for patients with consideration to their work, family and community
  • provides care for patients of all ages and nationalities
  • provides continuous long term care for patients
  • provides patients with advice and education on health care
  • processes legal documents required for work or motor transport accidents