Victoria Harbour Medical Centre is an inclusive general practice and offers a range of medical and allied services. If you have any questions relating to our services please call us on (03) 9629 1414.
We have both male and female GPs available for consultations. Some of the General Practice services we provide include:
Shared Maternity Care
Dr Kirsten Scott, Dr Jane Karmouche, Dr Gillian Porter and Dr Tina Ling are accredited Shared Maternity Care Affiliates who work in collaboration with The Royal Women’s Hospital, Mercy Health, Western Health, Werribee Mercy for Women and Northern Health.
Shared maternity care is a popular option of care for healthy women with a normal pregnancy. Shared Maternity Care Affiliates are GPs with additional training in pregnancy care who are appointed by the hospital to provide complete pregnancy care to public patients. Shared maternity care affiliates and hospital-based doctors and midwives act as a team in the provision of a woman’s antenatal care. Responsibility is shared for the woman’s care including communication and management of results and abnormal findings.
Shared maternity care aims to provide a community-based, holistic, safe and culturally appropriate model of care for women. Women often choose this model of care as it provides continuity of care, their GP already knows their family and for many women, it is convenient. You will be seen by the Shared Maternity Care GP every month for the first six months, fortnightly for the next two months and then every week for the last month. They will arrange all necessary tests, ultrasounds and hospital visits during this time. You will be referred to the relevant hospital, where you will have about four visits during your pregnancy. This will be where delivery will take place, usually by a midwife, plus care for the baby and mother whilst in hospital.
For further information on shared care and schedule please click here.
Our treatment room is equipped to offer a range of procedures such as spirometry (lung function testing), ambulatory blood pressure and holter monitoring, Ferinject® iron infusions, Implanon®, Mirena® and Copper IUD female contraceptive insertion and removal, suture of lacerations, skin biopsies, skin cancer and lesion removal, joint steroid injections, plaster cast application and removal, ECGs and blood/pathology collection. All equipment is sterile and maintained according to infection control guidelines to prevent cross infection.
We stock and administer all routine schedule of vaccines which are provided free under the National Immunisation Program and the Victorian funded immunisation program. This includes vaccines provided for children, adolescents and adults at increased risk of vaccine preventable disease. Download and read the Pre-immunisation Checklist before your vaccination.
Victoria Harbour Medical Centre is an accredited travel vaccination practice. We carry a stock of the most common travel vaccines including Yellow Fever. We recommend you attend 6-8 weeks prior to intended travel to seek travel medicine and vaccination advice. Download and read the Pre-immunisation Checklist before your vaccination. Medicare does not cover the cost of travel vaccinations but this cost may be refundable in part from your private health insurer. Refer to our Travel Medicine link or please call us on (03) 9629 1414 to arrange an appointment.