The long awaited Pakenham Family Health Clinic opened its doors to patients on Monday 5th July, looking to relieve the growing pressure on primary health care services in the area. Occupying the entire ground floor of the brand new Hollander House at 37 Main Street, this purpose-built clinic will introduce new GPs, practice nurses, allied health services as well as selected specialist services to Pakenham.
The Pakenham Family Health owner and principal doctor, Dr. Vera Nikolic is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs. She brings with her over 30 years of medical practice experience, last ten of which were spent practicing in Gippsland. Dr. Nikolic is excited about moving to Pakenham and the prospect of running a clinic in one of the fastest-growing regions of Victoria.
Our clinic is family-owned and operated and our business principles are firmly based on family values. The facilities at the clinic are purpose-built and were designed to the latest medical standards. The medical services offered will include:
- All aspects of General Practice care
- Women’s health, including
- Family planning
- Antenatal care (up to 20 weeks)
- Pap smears and breast checks
- Menopausal changes
- Paediatric care and childhood immunisations
- Mental health counselling
- Minor surgical procedures
- Weight loss counselling
- STD medical advice and counselling
- Travel medical advice and vaccinations
- Sports injuries
- Full medical check-ups (including pre-employment medicals).
The doctors at the clinic are supported by RN Division 1 Practice Nurse Ms Pam Reynolds who is highly qualified and experienced in clinical and mental health care.
Pakenham Family Health Clinic is a mixed billing clinic with bulk billing available for children under 16 and age pensioners.
We invite you to visit us at Pakenham Family Health as we would love to introduce our staff and facilities to you, your workers and colleagues as well as your families.
We look forward to meeting you soon and looking after your health!