The Bendigo Primary Care Centre provides a wide range of health services. You can access some directly. For others you need a referral from a general practitioner.

Medical Practice Direct access services
Please phone for an appointment with your general practitioner (GP). You can also see one of our doctors “on the day” if you cannot get an appointment with your usual doctor or do not have a doctor. Phone to make an appointment before you come in. You do not need a referral to see one of our general practitioners.

All Services currently operating at Bendigo Primary Care Centre

  • Medical Practice Services
  • Practice Nursing Services - Chronic Disease Management, Immunisations
  • Dressings, ROS
  • Dorevitch Pathology - OPEN 5 days Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Musculoskeletal Clinic - Dr Dennis O'Connor
  • Skin Check Clinic -  Dr Sajjad Muhummed & Dr Andrei Cheng
  • Paediatrician - Dr Janaka Tennakoon
  • Bariatric Surgeon - Dr Clough
  • Physiotherapy - Mr Scott Robbins
  • HARP Services (Hospital Admission Risk Program - through Bendigo Health)
  • Famililar Cancer Centre - (Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre)

Dorevitch Pathology 
Bendigo Primary Care Center now offers Dorevitch pathology at our centre 5 days a week. 

Dorevitch Pathology is open:
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Continuing care
We have a comprehensive team of general practitioners, nurses and other allied health professionals who work together to promote wellness and help you maintain your health.
You can book an appointment with any of our doctors but if you would like to see the same doctor at every visit, we recommend booking appointments with one of our permanent doctors. If your usual doctor is unavailable you can see one of our other doctors who will have the same access to your health records. You can be confident they have all the information they need to ensure continuity of your care.

Preventative care services 
If you need help to learn to live better with ongoing health issues, a whole team of health professionals is available for education, support and treatment. The team includes:

  • nurse consultant educators in diabetes, kidney conditions, lung conditions and others
  • dieticians
  • musculoskeletal doctor
  • skin cancer doctor
  • paediatrician
  • diabetes educators

 Where needed general practitioners and medical specialists will contribute to your healthcare. These services will be arranged as part of a comprehensive care program initiated by your doctor.

Fees

Bulk-billing

Any patient who has a health care card, pension card or who is under 16 years of age will be bulk-billed. Please bring your Medicare Card and relevant concession card. 
All other patients will be privately billed at the doctors discretion, with a medicare rebate available to those who hold a current medicare card. 

Cancellation fee
If you fail to attend an appointment without calling to cancel at least 24 hours ahead, you may be billed for non-attendance.

Paediatrician 
Bendigo Primary Care Centre is pleased to have Dr Tennakoon working from Bendigo Primary care centre. He commenced in June 2012 and works across four days per week. 
Dr Tennakoon is a General Paediatrician and has a special interest in Endocrine and Diabetes and Neuro-Developement/Behavioural issues. 
Dr Tennakoon accepts referrals which can be faxed to Bendigo Primary Care Centre on 5441 8602 or posted to 123 Arnold Street, Bendigo 3550. 
Please contact Bendigo Primary Care Centre on 5441 8622 for further information and to enquire about Dr Tennakoon's fees.

Musculoskeletal Clinic at Bendigo Primary Care Centre  
From July 2012, Dr Dennis O'Connor (MB, BS Dip RACOG, Dip Musc Med, GCHPE) has been running a dedicated musculoskeletal clinic on Thursday afternoons at Bendigo Primary Care Centre. The Clinic provides an opinion and management advice on any acute musculoskeletal problem. It is not designed as a long term management clinic and as such patients will be referred back to their treating doctor or allied health professional for ongoing management.

Referrals can be sent to Dr O'Connor at Bendigo Primary Care Centre via fax on 5441 8602 or post to 123 Arnold Street, Bendigo 3550.
The first initial consulataion will take 20-30 minutes and follow up appointments taking approxiamately 10-15 minutes. 
Please contact Bendigo Primary Care Centre on 5441 8622 for further information.


Skin Cancer Checks 
We now have skin cancer clinics operating from our centre every Tuesday afternoon, these are preformed by Dr Sajjad Muhammad and Dr Andrei Cheng. 
If you are at high risk (personal history of skin cancer, relatives with melonoma, skin that burns easily) etc..., have some suspicious looking moles/sunspots or were after some more information regarding these clinics please contact the centre to arrange an appointment.

Bookings are essential

We are also a training practice 
The centre has been a training site for Monash University medical students for many years, we now also have students from many different tertiary institutions. 
As we have grown we have expanded to include training for nursing students, allied health students and postgraduate medical students.