Welcome to Vermont Health Care

Thank you for visiting Vermont Health Care online. We hope you find the information on this site useful. If you need further assistance or information, one of our receptionists will be happy to help you over the phone or in person at the clinic.

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm (7:00pm Friday)
Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am – 2:00pm
Public Holidays 9:30am – 2:00pm

 03 9874 3344

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ABOUT US

VHC Management Trust trading as Vermont Health Care provides administrative, business and clinical support and facilities to a variety of doctors and allied health.

The doctors who choose to provide services from Vermont Health Care offer a variety of skills and areas of interest to cater to all needs of the community ranging from children’s health right up to geriatric/nursing home care and almost everything in-between!

There are also Physiotherapy & Podiatry services operating on site.

CURRENT NEWS & INFORMATION

Retirement Announcement

Dr Mark Pretty has retired from General Practice as of December 6. We thank him for his contributions to the community here at Vermont Health Care over the past 19 years and congratulate him on his dedication to his patients during his career. We are grateful for his service and wish him a joy filled retirement.

New Doctors to the Team

To facilitate a smooth handover of Dr Pretty’s patients, we welcome Dr James Boyd who started on December 11. James has over 20 years of experience in General Practice with an interest in Men’s Health, Chronic Disease Management and Skin Cancer Screening.

Dr Roxanne Cheung starts with us on March 13. She has recently moved from Adelaide where she has been a GP since 2019. Roxanne has an interest in all areas of General Practice. We welcome Roxanne to the team!

COVID Vaccinations

Vermont Health Care is pleased to advise that we are an approved vaccination provider for COVID-19 vaccines. Having a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect our community against coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines help to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19, and they are free for everyone in Australia. We are happy to help provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local area and wider community. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Information page.

Please book online or call 9874 3344 for an appointment.

Telehealth consults available

Medicare rebates are available to existing patients who have attended at least one face-to-face service in the past 12 months.

Our usual billing policy will apply for all consultations (at the surgery, telehealth or telephone). We are a mixed billing practice. We have bulk bill consultations available for pensioners, concession card holders and children under 16 on weekdays before 6pm or Saturdays before 1pm. All other times a fee will be charged. Exceptions to this policy will be advised at the time of booking. Additional fees may apply for procedures, depending on complexity.

Please make sure we have your correct mobile number on file.

Waiting room policy

Our waiting room is now open, provided you don’t have any COVID symptoms. Please report to reception when you arrive.

Masks are recommended when you come into the clinic.

If you have any respiratory symptoms, please wait in the car and call the reception. Please note that masks are mandatory if you have any respiratory symptoms.

Payments

We are not taking cash or cheques. All payments are to be made via our EFTPOS machine, via HotDoc bookings or over the phone.

GP Registrars

Congratulations to our recent registrars who have done us proud by passing both AKT and KFP components of the exam. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

Vermont Health Care has had a long history of teaching registrars over the years and a number have stayed on after completion as part of our current team. We provide a full spectrum of General Practice work from Home visits, Workforce medicals, Nursing Home visits in addition to our comprehensive in-house General practice services. We have four accredited supervisors in our clinics and a few of them are also involved as Fellowship Examiners for the RACGP.

We would love to have a chat and help you explore your options in General Practice. If this has piqued your interest, please feel free to forward your CV or alternatively, contact the clinic to speak with a Supervisor (Dr Marino Alexopoulos)

GP’s who have achieved their vocational registration are also welcome to apply for a position as well.

Newest additions to the VHC team

A BIG warm welcome to our latest registrars Dr Mais Ayyad & Dr Crystal Li!

IUD (Mirena) insertion and removal

We are excited to announce that we are now able to provide Mirena insertion and removal services. Please feel free to arrange a consultation with Dr Sarah Friend and Dr Wayne Piez to discuss suitability, consent and address any questions you might have in relation to this procedure.  An initial consultation with the GP is required before booking an appointment for a Mirena insertion.

Fracture Diversion Project in Conjunction with Eastern Melbourne PHN

Dr Jerry Hsu have been a part of a year-long project where fractures which are amenable for GP management are being seen and managed in our clinic. They have undergone further training and attachments at Box Hill Hospital to provide this service to patients. This service is open to the community as well and does not need a referral. If you have a suitable fracture and have been referred to the fracture clinic or Emergency Department at Box Hill Hospital or Maroondah Hospital, you may be offered a list of GPs in your area who are participating in this project.

Kidney Stone Diversion Project in Conjunction with Eastern Melbourne PHN

Dr Jerry Hsu at Dr John Chae are actively involved in this project which helps reduce the burden of Eastern Health kidney stone clinics. If you have been instructed by the hospital to see us about your kidney stone, please call our reception to book in your appointment.

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