GPs wanted for Doctors in Secondary Schools program

GPs wanted for Doctors in Secondary Schools program

Are you interested in providing adolescent healthcare and advice to students in secondary schools?

03 July, 2019

Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) would like to hear from GP practices in Boronia, Bayswater, Croydon, Preston and surrounding areas, interested in providing general practice services to a local school as part of the Doctors in Secondary School program.

The Doctors in Secondary School program sees an adolescent health trained GP visit a high school once a week to provide medical advice and healthcare to its students.

Practices will:

  • be provided with a purpose-built facility, fully fitted out within RACGP guidelines,
  • be remunerated via Medicare with bulk billed consultations. A minimum capped remuneration of $150 per hour + GST. practice nurse hours remunerated plus 18% on costs,
  • receive a weekly management fee to cover costs associated with program administration.

The practice will need to:

  • provide capacity for one session (4 hours) per week during school terms,
  • provide GPs/registrars and a practice nurse,
  • have an interest in youth health,
  • be computer literate,
  • be willing to undergo fully subsidised training.

The Doctors in Secondary School program is funded until December 2021.

This is a great opportunity to extend your community links, deliver targeted healthcare to those with high unmet needs, and to expand your practice.

The Doctors in Secondary Schools program provides funding for up to 100 Victorian Government secondary schools in need, to receive in-school health care for students.

"I decided to work in a school clinic for a few reasons: there was a need, I wanted to develop my skills, and I had recently realised I just love teenagers.
After a year of running this bulk billing school clinic, I can tell you: I am needed and appreciated, I have developed skills I didn’t know existed, and I still love teenagers!"
- GP involved in the Doctors in Secondary School program

For more information or to register your interest please email Sacha L'Huilier on or call (03) 9046 0333.