850 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008‎ (main entrance via Merchant Street)      T: (03) 9629 1414       F: (03) 9629 4265 

PrEP (Truvada®) is now available on the PBS

HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will now be more financially accessible to men who have sex with men who are at risk of HIV transmission. The HIV PrEP drug Truvada® (tenofovir with emtricitabine) will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from the 1st April 2018.

PrEP is the regular use of HIV medication taken as a once-daily pill by HIV negative people at high risk of HIV to prevent HIV infection. Clinical trials have shown that that PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV transmission. Our general practitioners (GPs) will now to be able to prescribe PrEP to an Australian resident who holds a current Medicare card. A PrEP script can then be dispensed from your local chemist. The PBS listing will drop the price of a PrEP script to $39.50 a month for general patients and $6.40 a month for concession card holders.

GPs Dr Damien Polioudakis and Dr Christopher Kearney are happy to provide sexual health consultations regarding PrEP and STI screening to eligible patients. We request that you make a long (double) appointments for your first consultation should you wish to discuss your eligibility for PrEP.

Victoria Harbour Medical Centre is an inclusive general practice. We continue to offer a range of medical and allied health services to our local LGBTIQ community. If you have any questions relating to our services please call us on (03) 9629 1414.

Dietitian Jennifer Donnelly

Dietitian Jennifer Donnelly is available by appointment only.
Please contact the practice to arrange an appointment.


Antenatal Shared Care

Dr Kirsten Scott and Dr Michelle Wellington are accredited Shared Maternity Care Affiliates for the
Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Western Health (Sunshine Hospital) and Northern Health.
Please visit the services page,  or alternatively contact the practice for more information.

Recalls and Reminders now go Mobile!

You will notice a different way our doctors notify you of important healthcare recalls and reminders.
Victoria Harbour Medical Centre is now using a secure mobile phone messaging service called HotDoc SMART Recalls. Instead of receiving a letter in the mail, you will now receive healthcare recall and reminder notifications direct to your mobile phone.