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Medical & Dental

Dental

The dental service in Omeo has been a high quality and successful service receiving accreditation by ACHS against the National Standards. It is anticipated that the service will continue into the future with the delivery of public and private dental services.

Omeo provides a dental service in collaboration with our regional partners ensuring that the community receives both public and private dental service support.

Dentists, visiting each month, provide a valuable service through this single chair facility and ensure that the community receives care locally and timely without the need for extensive travel to larger regional services.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is now the ongoing dental provider to the Omeo region. In partnership with Omeo District Health (ODH), Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) and the Australian Dental Association Victoria (ADAVB), the Flying Doctor provides all eligible residents in the Omeo catchment area with no cost dental treatment every second week.

To make an appointment or find out more information about the Dental Clinic, the Flying Doctor Dental team can be contacted on (03) 8412 0444 or dental@rfdsvic.com.au


GP

Omeo District Health continues to deliver General Practice services to the community of Omeo and surrounding towns/areas via an innovative model of care.

We are extremely fortunate to have a team of dedicated and experienced General Practitioners at the Medical Centre. With the Centre becoming increasingly busy, it is a reflection of patient’s confidence in the services delivered at the Medical Centre.  The roster has a core group of practitioners that attend at regular intervals with in-between visits strongly complimented with locum GPs that have a strong interest in Omeo and rural medicine. We are extremely grateful to these Doctors and their liaison with the Medical Centre.

The model provides medical services to Swift Creek and Ensay on a regular weekly or twice weekly basis and is highly regarded by these communities.

Feedback from the doctors is that they value their time in Omeo and enjoy the experience and challenges of providing medical support to remote rural patients. Without exception medical staff acknowledge the success of the model.

The practice has continued to be popular with Medical Students from Monash Gippsland School of Medicine, Melbourne University, and James Cook University in Queensland.


Medical Centre

OMEO MEDICAL CENTRE
12 Easton Street, Omeo 3898

Phone: 03 51590140
Fax: 03 51591594
Email: medical.centre@omeohs.com.au

Omeo Medical Centre is a friendly welcoming clinic, catering to all ages and all backgrounds. The clinic is fully accredited against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards by the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL).

Omeo Medical Centre caters for a wide range of basic medical procedures with fully functional treatment room and practice nurse. We have experienced locum doctors that work on a rotation, all of whom have General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).

Our clinic is a teaching and supervising practice, where we encourage medical students and nursing students to train at our clinic. We take Medical students from Melbourne University in 3rd year of training on rural clinical placements, we encourage our patients to allow students to participate in their consultations, however you are under no obligation to have a student present, please inform reception staff that you do not wish to have a student present.

Omeo Medical Centre is fully computerized. Services offered include family medical care, Insurance reports, pre-employment medicals, TAC reports, health assessments, chronic disease management plans, mental health plans, pathology collection, immunisations and wound dressings. Diabetic Nurse visits once a month.

The co-location of the medical centre enables strongly integrated care with the full range of services offered by Omeo District Health and the urgent care centre.

Appointments:

Sunday & Public Holiday: Please call reception 5159 0140 or 5159100 or check online bookings for times (Omeo).

Monday to Friday: Please call reception 5159 0140 to make an appointment.

Location Service Day Of Week Times Contact Details
Omeo Medical Centre Medical Centre Sunday Afternoon 5159 0140/5159 0100
Omeo Medical Centre Monday 9:00am - 11:30am/1:30pm - 5:00pm 5159 0140
Ensay Bush Nurse Tuesday 9:30am - 12:00pm 5159 0140
Swift Creek Bush Nurse Tuesday 1:30pm - 4:30pm 5159 0140
Omeo Medical Centre Wednesday 9:00am - 11:3am/1:30pm - 5:00pm 5159 0140
Omeo Medical Centre Thursday 9:00am - 11:45am 5159 0140
Swifts Creek Bush Nurse Thursday 2:00pm - 4:15pm 5159 0140
Omeo Medical Centre Friday 9:00am - 11:45am 5159 0140

Outreach services to Ensay & Swifts Creek Bush Nursing Centres

Appointments:

An appointment is required for all routine medical consultations; they are at 15 minute intervals.
Appointments can be made by calling our Medical Reception team on 5159 0140 or online using HotDoc (online portal).

Please advise reception staff if an extended consultation is required for:

  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Insurance, Medical or Centrelink examinations
  • Complex or several medical problems
  • More than one person is to be seen
  • Your personal details need to be updated

We aim to make waiting times as short as possible, however, emergencies will always be given priority. Our reception staff will keep you informed should any unforeseen delays affect you. Please notify the reception desk if you have not been seen within 30 minutes of your appointment time.

Home Visits:

Home visits within the Omeo, Benambra, Swifts Creek and Ensay townships may be available should your condition or a serious illness prevent you from attending the clinic. Please call the Medical Centre’s reception to arrange a Home Visit with the Doctor.

Pathology & Test Results:

 You will be contacted by the Practice if follow up is required, unless your doctor advises otherwise. Generally, we suggest you wait 48 hours after the test prior to contacting for results. Please phone our receptionists on 5159 0140, they will take your details and arrange for the doctor to return your call or make an appointment if the Doctors wished to see you in consultation, follow up of test results appointments are bulk billed.

Contacting Doctors by Telephone:

To minimise interruptions during consultations the doctors prefer not to accept phone calls for non-urgent matters. They ask that you give the details to the receptionist along with your contact phone number and the doctor will return your call when they have a free moment.

Urgent matters will be put through to the Practice Nurse or Nurse in Charge at Omeo District Health. 

Recalls & Reminders:

Our practice is committed to preventative care. From time to time you may be issued with a reminder notice offering you preventative health services specific to your needs (e.g. pap smear, immunisation, diabetes). If you do not wish to be enrolled in this system, please inform your doctor or nurse.


Nursing Services:

Chronic Disease Management:

Our Practice Nurse is available for healthcare assessments. Chronic disease management relates to all those patients with a chronic disease (Arthritis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, etc). If you have a Chronic Disease, get in touch with reception to make an appointment with our Practice Nurse, to help you to better manage your health.

Wound Management:

This service provides specialised care to people who have wounds that are not healing properly, or who have an increased risk of complications due to underlying health conditions. This may include leg ulcers, lacerations or skin tears, or wounds that have not healed properly after an operation. Our Nurse will assess and treat your wound, work with the Doctor or other health care provider to monitor and evaluate your wound and provide advice about suitable wound care products. 

Blood & Pathology Collection Omeo Medical Centre:

Monday: 8am-9am
Wednesday: 8am-9am
Thursday: 7am-9am

Please note no walk-ins for pathology collection, an appointment is required during the coronavirus pandemic until further notice. Bloods are sent to Dorevitch Pathology-Bairnsdale Hospital at 9.30am on collection days.

Vaccinations:

Vaccinations are administered at appointments. All routine child immunisation vaccines are on hand at the surgery but some vaccines do require a script.

Fees:

Practice billing and nursing charges are displayed at reception and are payable at the time of consultation.

GP Charges:
Holders of health care cards, children under 16, aged and specific DVA pension card holders will be bulk billed for all Medicare rebate-able services. All other patients that do not have any concession will be charged a $20 co-payment on top of the Medicare rebate.

Services that are not covered by Medicare include:

  • Commercial Drivers Licence Renewal i.e. Bus Drivers
  • Workers Compensation Claims (work related injuries)
  • TAC
  • Insurance Medical Reports-please be aware that the patient may be responsible for report expenses.

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