Harm Reduction Victoria

Hep C Treatment Prescribers

Having trouble finding a GP to prescribe you the new hep C meds?

We are too!

We are slowly compiling a list of clinics and doctors -who are happy to treat people who are currently using drugs-and we KNOW are prescribing the new Hep C meds. We have no way of guaranteeing you will get an appointment but hopefully with these few tools it will make the getting of the new meds a little bit easier for us all!

We Need YOUR Help!

At HRVic, we are receiving calls and emails daily from our community and our supporting clinics and organisations asking if certain cities and towns and suburbs have the new hep c treatment prescribers in them and WHO are they? ..Unfortunately we have been trying to compile a list for the past few months and it is turning out much more difficult than we first imagined and a whole lot more work!! Drs are asking us to NOT put them on a list as the few who are prescribing are over run at the moment.

If you are wondering if your GP or a clinic near you is prescribing the new treatments, the best thing to do is CALL them up and ask. If you find out that they are or aren’t, then please let us know so we can add it to our list of “Yay or Nay’s”.  We would appreciate any assistance you can give in this matter.

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Ok- Lets start with the places we KNOW of that ARE prescribing:

 

*Please note!!

This list of clinics/doctors is only a list of prescribers that we have heard are prescribing the new (hep c direct acting antiviral) medications through people who have recieved the new treatments .

The doctors whose names appear in blue on our list HAVE agreed to being listed and HRVic wish to thank them for supporting and working with our community.

Calling one of the doctors or clinics on this list does not mean that you will neccesarily get an appointment or are guaranteed to get seen by the doctor(s) at these places.

This list is for your reference only. However- You can’t try, unless you know where and how to! Good luck!

New Hep C Medication Prescribing Clinics

Melbourne Area

Northern Suburbs/ Inner North West

ReGen-  Coburg           *Wednesday Afternoons

Doctor(s): Integrated Hep C Clinical Nurse Consultant- Sally Watkinson
Address: 26 Jessie St, Coburg VIC 3058

Brunswick Betta Health

Doctor(s): Dr Nicholas Silberstein
Address: 30 Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC 3056
Phone: (03) 8388 5200
Website:

Grantham Street Practice

Doctor(s): Dr John Stanton, Dr Ohnmar John
Address:69 Grantham Street Brunswick West, VIC 3055
Phone:  (03) 9380 1384

Lotus Medical Centre

Doctor(s): Dr Magdy Ramzy
Address: Suite 3&4 200 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone: (03) 9380 1588
Website:

Northside Clinic

Doctor(s): All GPs
Address:370 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Phone: (03)9485 7700

Western Suburbs/ Inner West

coHealth Healthworks –  Footscray

Doctor(s): Dr Fran Bramwell
Address: 4-12 Buckley Street Footscray VIC 3011
Website: https://www.cohealth.org.au

Meadows Medical Centre

Doctor(s): Dr. Michael Aufgang
Address: 311 Queen St., Altona Meadows VIC 3028
Hours: Closing soon · 9am–6pm
Website:

cohealth Kensington

Doctor(s): Dr Nadia Chaves visiting infectious disease specialist.  GP referral required.
Address: 12 Gower Street, Kensington

coHealth Joslin Clinic

Doctor(s): Dr Erin Gordon
Address: 575a Barkly Street, Footscray

coHealth Paisley St, Footscray

Doctor(s): Dr Erin Gordon
Address: 78 Paisley Street, Footscray

Please note:  If people are not already a patient at cohealth or Inner Space then they will need to be seen as a new patient, which requires a double appointment.

 

Inner City

coHealth Fitzroy

Please note:  If people are not already a patient at cohealth or Inner Space then they will need to be seen as a new patient, which requires a double appointment.

Doctor(s): Dr Ohnmar John, Dr Sophie Mancey-Jones
Address: 75 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065

coHealth Collingwood

Doctor(s): Dr Kate Coles
Address: 365 Hoddle St, Collingwood

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Doctor(s): Dr Ohnmar John
Address: 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy 3065

Errol St Medical Centre, North Melbourne

Doctor(s): Dr Zahra Mokhayer ONLY
Address65-67 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Victoria Street Acupuncture & Medical Clinic, North Melbourne

Doctor(s): Dr John Jagoda
Address436 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
we have a Div 1 Nurse full time on the premises.

North Richmond Community Health, North Richmond

Doctor(s): All GPs
Address: 23 Lennox St, Richmond VIC 3121
Website: http://www.nrch.com.au/
* Apparently you need to book appointments online here\

Living Room, Melbourne City

Doctor(s): Dr Ed Poliness
Address7-9 Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

 * Must be homeless or at risk of homelessness

Living Room – Hosier Lane           *Alternate Thursday Afternoons

Doctor(s): Integrated Hep C Clinical Nurse Consultant- Sally Watkinson

 

Inner Space- Health Living Clinic  *Wednesdays

Doctor(s): Margaret Hellard (Wednesdays), Dr Kate Coles (other days) *call to make sure!
Address: 4 Johnston Street, Collingwood Vic 3066

Please note:  If people are not already a patient at cohealth or Inner Space then they will need to be seen as a new patient, which requires a double appointment.

Inner South

Access Health, St Kilda

Doctor(s): 1 x doctor that we know of

First Step, St Kilda-        *Monday Afternoons

Doctor(s): Integrated Hep C Clinical Nurse Consultant- Sally Watkinson
Address: 42 Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Website: www.firstep.org.au

St Kilda Superclinic

Doctor(s): Dr Simon Rose

 

South East

Prahran Market Clinic, Prahran

Doctor(s): Dr. Sven Strecker              *Apparently ALL doctors at this clinic are prescribing

Address: Pran Central Shopping Centre, 325 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181

Website: www.prahranmarketclinic.com

 

East/ North East

Wantirna Medical Clinic

Doctor(s):Dr Kristina Flego
Address: 103 Harold Street, Wantirna VIC 3152
Phone: T: (03) 9800 2088

Website:

 Regional Victoria

Ballarat

Ballarat Community Health
Doctor(s): Hep C Nurse(s)- Kirsty Simpson  and/or Chloda Sainsbury*                  *Mondays and Wednesdays
Address: 12 Lilburne St LUCAS,   10 Learmonth Rd WENDOUREE,   260 Vickers St SEBASTOPOL,   19 Heales St SMYTHESDALE

Romsey

Romsey Medical
Doctor(s):Dr Paul Grinzi
Address: 99 Main Street, Romsey VIC 3434

Wodonga, Mildura and Sheparton

Doctor(s): Integrated Hep C Clinical Nurse Consultant- Sally Watkinson

*please contact Sally for more details sally.watkinson@mh.org.au

Gisborne

Neal Street Medical Clinic

Doctor(s): Dr Ben Crowther
Address: 5 Neal St Gisborne VIC

Drouin

West Gippsland Family Practice – **HAS A VEIN FINDER**

Doctor(s): All
Address: 25 Young Street, Droin VIC 3818

 

This list is being updated as often as possible. If you are getting treated and would like to share your GP details with others who are looking for treatment, please feel free to post on our #treatme facebook page or email us here.

Important Documents You/Your GP will Need to prescribe the new meds

(*after you’ve had all your bloods taken and your fibroscan completed)

Your doctor will NEED to complete ONE of these forms- depending on which specialist they will be working with. There is a list of the specialist Hospitals at the top of this document.

If you would like to print out and take to your GP to speed up the process, this MIGHT help. But it also might not- depending on your GP.

Essentially it’s the main contact your GP will need with the specialist. Your GP will need to complete this form and fax or email to the liver specialist/gastro at any of these hospitals listed after speaking with them (The phone numbers are also on the sheet)

**Please note- THIS IS NOT AN INSTANT PROCESS and can take up to a couple weeks for the forms to get to the specialist and then return to your GP so they can prescribe the meds for you. Try to be patient.

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ABOVE: General Remote Consultation form for Gastro Specialist consultation
BELOW: St Vincent’s Remote Consultation form for Gastro Specialist consultation
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