In a medical emergency always call 000
Beaufort and Skipton Health Service has a medical practice located at
Skipton just off the Glenelg Highway on Blake Street, Skipton.
A General Practitioner (GP) is a medical practitioner who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education. They have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues. We are fortunate to have a number of General Practitioners working with us in our GP Clinics they are:
Dr Malcolm Anderson (based in Skipton)
Practice Nurses work at the Skipton Medical Clinic and they are available to provide individual support to assist people who are at risk of or who have a chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, osteoarthritis and chronic pain. The practice nurses prepare the individual patient management plans that are provided to the doctor and enable a holistic approach to the management of the patient’s chronic condition. Management of a patient’s chronic condition is not confined to immediate medical treatment and incorporates all the services the Health Service offers.
The Practice Nurses also provide support to the doctors by initiating health assessment for ages 45-49 years which is used to determine whether patients are at risk of developing a chronic disease; and for the over 75 years which is used to determine whether there are services which could be provided for patients to manage their medical condition.
In addition to the management of chronic disease and health assessments the practice nurses also provide wound management, immunisation and general observation checks as part of their role within the medical practice.
As part of the team approach within the practice, patients are generally referred to the practice nurses by the doctors, but patients can also initiate these appointments by ringing reception and requesting an appointment with the nurse.
Other services include: podiatry, physiotherapy, social worker, counsellor, dietitian, massage therapy, diabetes educator, and occupational therapy.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Current Medicare Card; current concession card and any current medications.
Skipton: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
Bulk billing clinic for concession card holders. Gap fee currently $35.00 for all other patients.
Beaufort and Skipton Health Service Community Health
Please contact: Reception on 03 5349 1610
Skipton Medical Practice
Please contact: Reception on 03 5340 1110
After Hours GP Helpline 1800 022 222. This free phone service is operated by highly trained nurses who can decide if you need medical advice, need to speak to a local doctor, make an appointment for the following day, attend the hospital for immediate assessment, or call an ambulance.
BEAUFORT AND SKIPTON HEALTH SERVICE
CONSULTING HOURS FOR GP SERVICES
Dr Malcolm Anderson works on a Friday from 9:30am -5:00pm
Dr. Tibby MacKinnon works on Monday to Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm