Doctors

The doctor, or general practitioner, is usually the first person you would see if you are unwell or have a health problem.

The doctor can:

  • provide an overall health check-up
  • diagnose and treat short-term illnesses like the flu or a fever
  • provide referrals to other professionals like skin specialists or the respiratory nurse
  • prescribe vaccines and immunisations (which may be administered by a clinic nurse).

Our doctors also have areas of special interest, including pain management, travel medicine, children’s health and managing long-term diseases like diabetes.

There are also female doctors who can provide advice on women’s health and perform pap smears.

There are four clinics in Gippsland that operate during business hours, in Warragul, Morwell, Traralgon and Churchill. The clinics operate from 8.30am to 5pm on weekdays, and the Morwell clinic is open until 7pm on Wednesdays.

Book a Gippsland GP appointment

If you need to see a doctor after-hours, the Moe After-Hours Medical Service (MAHMS) is open seven days a week, including public holidays. It is a walk-in service, so no appointments are necessary.

And if you are in Melbourne, we operate a GP clinic for staff and students of La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus. The centre is located at the corner of Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive and is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, and on Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Book a La Trobe University GP appointment

Eligibility

GP explaining to patient

Anyone with a health concern can phone Latrobe Community Health Service to make an appointment to see a doctor.

In an emergency, you should dial 000 or go to a hospital emergency ward.

Cost

GP examines patient's ear

You will be bulk-billed when you see a doctor at Latrobe Community Health Service if you have a valid Medicare Card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Card. At our GP Clinic in Warragul, only eligible clients will be bulk billed and you may have to pay a gap.

If you don’t have a valid Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Card, you will be charged $17.75 for a brief consultation, $38.75 for a standard consultation or up to $110.50 for a consultation lasting more than 40 minutes.

In some cases, you may need to pay for medicines or immunisations. You will be written a prescription to take to the pharmacy.

If you cannot attend your appointment, please phone us up to two hours before your appointment time to reschedule or cancel. Otherwise, we charge a failure to attend fee of $27.50 to cover the cost of your missed appointment.