Patients of all ages are welcome at the Narre Warren Clinic. Our doctors and nurses are equipped to care for patients through childhood, adolescence, and on throughout life. We aim to promote continuity of care and encourage patients to see the same doctor at each visit. By planning appointments this is usually possible.
In acute situations, although your preferred doctor may not be available, we can usually offer you an alternative doctor. Longer appointments are available so please speak to our receptionist about your needs. If you or a family member require an interpreter this can be arranged.
Please advise reception as 48 hours notice is required. Following any requested tests, an appointment needs to be made as we do not give results out over the phone. Patients are also expected to see a doctor for repeat prescription.
Our GPs do not provide routine medical care by phone and email.
For emergencies at any time please call 000 for assistance.
Casey Hospital is the nearest hospital. It is located in Kangan Drive Berwick. Tel 8768 1200.
Dandenong Hospital is located at 135 David Street, Dandenong. Tel 9554 1000
The services available at the clinic cover the full range of general practice activities including check ups, family planning, Pap smears, counselling, vaccinations, nutritional advice, skin checks, chronic disease management, and minor surgery such as the stitching of cuts, removal of moles, sunspots and warts.
Watching children grow, and caring for their health, is a joy for those who work at Narre Warren Clinic. As we provide regular vaccinations the team is also looking out for mum and dad and supporting them as they work to raise healthy, well adjusted young people. As the children become adolescents many build trusting relationships with our team of doctors and nurses, turning to them for advice about the many health questions that can arise during this important period of change and development. We strive to be a youth friendly practice.
Our practice nurses work in the treatment room triaging patients, carrying out a variety of procedures, and assisting our doctors. Practice nurse are also involved in health assessments and planning for chronic disease managment.
Narre Warren Clinic has a strong focus on diabetes prevention and care. Patients over 40 years are encouraged to take the diabetes risk assessment. Those who score 12 or more are then tested to exclude diabetes. If diabetes is not present patients are offered the opportunity to work on their risk factors through one to one and group programs. Where diabetes is present patients are assisted to develop effective self-management strategies drawing on the support of allied health services.
The staff at Narre Warren Clinic work to provide wide ranging support to patients with chronic disease. Spirometry is available for the assessment of lung function and the Dexa van visits three times each year to provide bone density scanning. Self management strategies are encouraged where possible.
Patients aged 75 and over are encouraged to participate in a free annual health assessment.The aim of this service is to assist people in this age group to continue living independently with the best possible quality of life. Where additional services may be of assistance the practice nurse will arrange appropriate referrals.