Community Geriatric Clinic

What is a Geriatrician?

A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to meet the unique healthcare needs of older adults

What is the Community Geriatric Clinic?

The Community Geriatric Clinic is a new service available at the McKellar Centre. The clinic aims to improve access for people in the community to specialist geriatric medicine. The clinic provides short term intervention for older people in the community with complex conditions requiring geriatric opinion/management as referred by their General Practitioner (GP).

What can the Geriatrician help with?

• Comprehensive geriatric medical assessment which provides medical evaluation, review of medications, physical and mental function
• Identify the cause of functional decline
• Optimise management of medical problems
• Identify need for rehabilitation and admission
• Educate and support caregivers

What does the clinic involve?

The clinic works like most outpatient facilities. A Consultant Geriatrician will conduct an assessment at the clinic and may take approximately one hour.

How is the clinic accessed?

We require a referral letter and a medical history from your doctor/GP prior to an appointment. Once your referral is received, we will contact you to offer an appointment. Referrals should be sent to Information and Access.

What to bring to your appointment?

  • Current medications (or list of medications)
  • Medicare card
  • Your appointment letter
  • A family member or friend to accompany you to the appointment

How the clinic is accessed:

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter. We also accept referrals from the hospital. Once the referral is received, we will contact you by phone to offer an appointment. You will then receive a confirmation letter in the mail.

Contact
  • Address:

    McKellar Centre
    45-95 Ballarat Road
    North Geelong 3215

  • Car Parking:

    Free 3 hour visitor parking

  • Phone Number:

    (03) 4215 5569

  • Fax:

    (03) 4215 7795

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.