Tallangatta Health Medical Centre
The Tallangatta Medical Centre is accredited under the Royal Australian College of General Practice Standards for General Practices.
The centre is co-located at the Tallangatta Health Service site. Parking is available in the centre car park at the front of the Medical Centre or on Barree Street. Disabled parking is available in front of the Medical Centre entrance.
Tallangatta Medical Centre & GP Referrals
Due to the NBN upgrade, Tallangatta Health Service will no longer send or receive faxes from 2 May 2022. LiquidFiles is our new method for sending / receiving health information moving forward.
The team at the Medical Centre are employed by Tallangatta Health Service (THS) and consists of Doctors, Practice Manager, Practice Nurse, Diabetes Educator, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Reception staff.
Our practitioners include:
- Dr Rasmita Mishra
- Dr Benjamin Nelson
- Dr Kerryn Lownie
- Dr Leah Dunne
- Dr Paul Dodds
- Dr Anne McMahon
- Sue Reid (Nurse Practitioner)
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 1.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Appointments are necessary and can be made by telephoning 02 6071 5270.
Regular appointment times are 15 minutes. If you feel you need longer please discuss with the receptionist at time of booking.
Appointments for health assessments, complex medical problems or removal of lesions all require extra time.
Tallangatta Medical Centre is not able to provide a scheduled after hours service. Patients are requested to ring 000 in an emergency. The nearest staffed Emergency Department is at Albury Wodonga Heath - Wodonga Campus, Vermont Street Wodonga, a 45km drive from Tallangatta.
Albury Wodonga Health – Wodonga Campus Emergency Department contact number: 02 6051 7350
Alternative after hours services:
Make an Appointment
Use the booking system below to choose your doctor and make an appointment.
A pathology service provided by Dorevitch Pathology is also available from the Medical Centre each week day from 8.30am to 12.30pm.
You must have your request form when attending the service. No appointment needed.
Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner
Our Women's Health Nurse Practitioner is an experienced Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in sexual and reproductive health.
Services Provided by Women's Health Nurses
- Health assessments and counselling
- Pap tests
- Pregnancy testing and counselling
- Information on sexually transmitted infections
- Gynaecological health
- Contraceptive counselling
- Mid-life issues
- Breast health, including BSE
- Continence support and advice
- Sexuality issues
- Support and referral on violence and abuse issues.
Who Should Attend?
Clinics are for all ages. Adolescents are particularly welcome.
The Tallangatta Women's Nurse Practitioner Service is bulk billed. Please bring your Medicare card or number for our records.
Individual appointments are available on request.
At the Maternal Child Health Centre, Mitta Mitta.
At the Maternal Child Health Centre at the Bellbridge Community Centre, Bellbridge.
For clinic times and appointment bookings please phone Tallangatta Medical Centre.
Tallangatta Health Service understands the importance of comprehensive diabetes management and therefore provides the opportunity for people in the community with diabetes to have regular assessments and reviews by a General Practitioner.
Diabetes Care Made Simple
- Waist Measurement and Weight Check
3 monthly - Excess body fat, especially around the waist stops insulin from working effectively and increases the risk of heart disease.
- Blood Pressure check
At every visit - Tight blood pressure control helps prevent heart attack, stroke, eye and kidney damage.
- HbA1c Check
3-6 monthly if on insulin
6-12 monthly if not on insulin
Tight blood glucose control reduces the risk of eye, kidney and nerve damage
- Feet Examination Check
6 monthly for pulses, sensation and pressure spots - Poor circulation (pulse), loss of feeling (sensation) and pressure spots may lead to foot ulcers, gangrene or amputation.
- Kidney Function Check
Type 1– 5 years following diagnosis and then annually
Type 2– at diagnosis and then annually
Small amounts of protein (albumin) in the urine indicate early kidney damage that can be treated.
- Blood Lipids Check
Annually - Too much blood fat can cause fatty deposits in artery walls and lead to heart attack and stroke.
- Eye Examination Check
At diagnosis if diagnosis is after 30 years of age
5 years after diagnosis if diagnosis is made under 30 years of age and than at least bi annually
Untreated changes to the retina can cause loss of eyesight.
Who Should Attend Clinics?
Clinics are for people with type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes or impaired Glucose Tolerance. People who would like to be screened for diabetes are most welcome.
Visits to the Diabetes educator are bulk billed. Please bring your Medicare card for the GP consultation.
Clinic Dates and Times
Every second Tuesday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
Appointments can be made by phoning Tallangatta Medical Centre Reception.
Frequently Asked Questions
My Health Record is an online summary of your key health information.
Once it is set up your treating Health Professional will be able to access your health information from anywhere at any time.
If you do not wish to have a My Health Record you need to contact the Department on MyHealthRecord.gov.au or ring the Helpline on 1800 723 471.
Tallangatta Medical Centre is a mixed billing clinic. Health Care Card Holders, Pension Card Holders, DVA (Gold) Card Holders and Children under the age of 18 years are bulk billed for GP consults. All other patients will incur a $30 out-of-pocket cost per consult.
Certain assessments, dressings or non-Medicare visits may incur a fee. Further information is available at time of booking. Payment is required on the day.
Please check your medications regularly and ensure you have sufficient supply until your next appointment.
Telephone requests for prescriptions will not be taken unless previously arranged with your Doctor.
As this service is not covered by Medicare, the Practice charges a fee.
A follow up appointment is usually required to receive results. Telephone advice will only be made if authorised by your doctor.
The Medical Centre will attempt to contact you regarding any urgent results.
Home visits can be arranged in certain circumstances.
Please contact the receptionist to discuss your needs. Remember, always call the ambulance service on 000 if you are experiencing severe pain or illness at any time.
We also advise you to call 000 if your condition deteriorates whilst awaiting a scheduled home visit.
Tallangatta Medical Centre is committed to preventative health care and has a recall system in place for routine screening and care plans.
You may get a phone call or letter from time to time from the Practice staff requesting you to make an appointment.
Phone calls to your doctor will initially be put through to the Practice Nurse if she/he is available or a message will be given for them to return your call.
As the doctors are busy seeing patients it is often easier for you to speak to a nurse who will either resolve your issue or discuss any concerns with your doctor and get him/her to phone you back if required.
If your doctor has asked you to phone, please advise reception and you will be put through to your doctor if they are available or alternatively we will take a message for your doctor to return as soon as possible.
Our staff endeavour to meet your needs and expectations. We do appreciate feedback, therefore if you have a concern, comment or suggestion please complete a 'Compliment, Comment or Complaint' form avail in the Medical Centre waiting room or speak to the Practice Manager, Practice Nurse or other Medical Centre staff member.
Alternatively you may contact: Chief Executive Officer on 02 6071 5200 or write: PO Box 77, Tallangatta Vic 3700.
The Health Services Commissioner
30th Floor, 570 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Toll Free 1800 136 066
- Routine GP services
- Referrals to Specialist Services
- Vaccinations: Child & Adult
- Diabetes Education
- Women’s Health
- Obstetric Care
- Chronic Disease Management/ECG/Spirometry
- Age related Health Assessments
- Skin lesion treatment
- Sexual Health
- Asthma Management
- Continence Management
Your medical record is a confidential document. It is a policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times.
Information is only accessed by authorised members of staff for the purposes of improving or enhancing your health care. THS employees are required to sign a Privacy & Confidentiality agreement when commencing employment with THS.
It is a dismissible offence to release any patient information without your express wishes.