Our Medical Home Penrith has opened today, becoming the first bulk-billing medical centre in the Penrith area open for extended hours every day of the year.
Our Medical Home Penrith has six male and female bulk-billing GPs offering a complete range of general practice services.
This contemporary medical centre will also offer onsite pathology, radiology, physiotherapy and allied health services. Dentistry will commence early in 2019.
Since Penrith is a District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) locals have less access to Medicare subsidised medical services compared to the Australian average.
It’s hoped that by offering bulk-billed consultations until 10pm every day of the year, Our Medical Home Penrith will help to address this need for greater access to healthcare.
Additionally, being open late and on weekends, with a large treatment room and radiology onsite, means that Our Medical Home Penrith is well equipment to handle accident and casualty. This will help locals avoid the already overstretched Nepean Hospital emergency department for minor injuries.
Well-known local GP, Dr John Hillman, will be relocating his Jamison Rd practice to Our Medical Home Penrith.
In addition, Dr Harry Pope and Dr Amabel Harding, two respected GPs from surrounding western Sydney communities, will also bring their extensive experience to the practice.
“I’m excited to be moving my practice to this contemporary medical centre,” Dr Hillman said.
“Patients will benefit from Our Medical Home Penrith being open until late every day of the year and having a range of primary healthcare services onsite.
“I look forward to continuing to offer exceptional care to the Penrith community and ensuring locals can access GP care when they need it.”
It’s expected that the number of general practitioners at the medical centre will increase as demand for services grows.
The new medical centre is located next to the Penrith Homemaker Centre.