GMHBA’s first Health Hub has opened in Geelong, making it easier for patients to see connected health services in a single location.
The hub includes medical, dental and physiotherapy services with an adjoining pharmacy.
Services at the Centre are open to all local community members, not just those insured with GMHBA.
GMHBA chief operating officer Natalie Lanarus said the aim was to support patients on their health journeys and connect them with specialist services, focusing on preventive care.
“We are thrilled to open The Hub and excited about the positive impact it will have on the health and well-being of our members and patients,” she said.
“It represents our commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare experiences and aligns with our purpose of supporting communities to live healthier lives.”
The facility is co-located with fellow Geelong not-for-profit Community Care Chemist, which will offer additional patient benefits, including access to medication, diabetes consultations, vaccinations, blood glucose testing and more.
Community Care Chemist CEO Nick Salkeld said the partnership was a great example of two Geelong-based organisations, working collaboratively to ensure timely access to primary health care for local patients.
“The partnership furthers opportunities for collaboration amongst health practitioners, including pharmacists, GPs, dentists and other health practitioners, improving health outcomes for patients in the region, all within the convenience of the health hub,” he said.