Monash Respiratory Clinic - Nine News feature

Monash Respiratory Clinic - Nine News feature

30 May, 2022

Our Monash General Practice Respiratory Clinic (GPRC) recently featured on Nine News and brings awareness of growing influenza cases in the community. If you have patients, clients, staff or other visitors who could benefit from face-to-face assessment with mild respiratory symptoms, appointments are available at GPRCs.

General practice respiratory clinics (GPRCs) now operate at many locations across Melbourne through partnerships between primary health networks and the Victorian and Australian Governments. They are designed to take the pressure off hospitals by giving patients access to face-to-face assessment of respiratory symptoms (including COVID-19), testing and immediate treatment close to where they live.

Bookings are available.

Who can access a GPRC?

People for all ages (including young children) with mild respiratory symptoms can book an appointment at a GPRC. A Medicare card is not essential and the service is free. Most clinics are open after-hours and on weekends.

GPRCs are for people with:

  • COVID-19 (book ahead)
  • Influenza and cold symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, sore throat or fever
  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Mild shortness of breath*

Visit our GPRC page for more information including booking links, opening hours and a map of all GPRCs in metropolitan Melbourne.

*If you have severe trouble breathing, blueness around the mouth, chest pains, or pain in your arms or jaw, call triple zero (000) for urgent help.

View the Nine News story