“Our mission is to provide the highest quality care and service to ensure the health of our patients.”
We provide our patients with the best possible treatment using the most up-to-date and proven methods, materials and equipment; emphasising prevention of disease as a higher ideal than the actual treatment of it.
The Goulburn Medical Clinic specialises in General Practice including procedural medicine, with the doctors supported by dedicated staff and attracting patients who see the practice as offering high quality health services dedicated to patient care and support. It offers a wide range of high quality services, including:
|Family Medicine – General Practice||Female Health – Well Women’s Checks|
|Quit Smoking Programs||Male Health – Well Men’s Checks|
|Sexual Counselling||Family Counselling|
|INR Checks||Asthma & Diabetes Assessment and Management|
|Ante – Natal Care||Skin Cancer Checks & Treatment including cryotherapy|
|Minor Surgical Procedures||Vaccinations and Immunisations|
|Travel Medicine||Child & Adolescent Health|
|Pre-Employment & Drivers’ Licence Medicals||Work Injuries & Concerns covered by WorkCover|
|Spirometry and Pulse oximetry||Audiogram|
|ECG’s, echocardiograms and Holter monitors||Fetal doppler|
The Goulburn Medical Clinic has always offered after hours services to patients. This ensures patients are cared for overnight and on weekends.
As a recognised training clinic, Dr Hawke runs the rural ANU clinic at the Goulburn Base Hospital and often has a medical student with her during consultations at the clinic.
Over the past 70 years the Goulburn Medical Clinic Group has provided a comprehensive range of specialist and GP care to thousands of patients in co-ordination with the Goulburn Base Hospital, where many of our specialists have visiting rights.
How it all began
The Goulburn Medical Clinic- or the Goulburn Group Practice as it was known- was formed on 1 April 1946. There were 4 principal doctors; Dr Coles, Dr Woods, Dr Kennett and Dr McCarthy. They were joined by 5 junior members; Dr Lyttle, Dr W McCarthy, Dr Docker, Dr Hoy and Dr Donovan. Group practices were unheard of in NSW at the time, and in fact Goulburn Group Practice was only the third group practice in Australia. The British Medical Association was approached for advice but the idea was so novel that they could not offer any assistance.
The doctors continued to practice from their various premises around town. Over the following years they purchased and renovated buildings to form what is now the Goulburn Specialist Centre (formerly Ellesmere) and Goulburn Medical Clinic, Mckell Place buildings, coming together to work from the one site.