Our doctors have had broad experience in metropolitan, regional and remote general practices and hospitals. This has enabled them to take a comprehensive and quality approach to all things general practice. Our doctors strive to remain up to date with the latest developments in medicine by a firm commitment to their own ongoing professional development assisting them to provide evidence-based medicine.
For acute needs that you may have otherwise resulted in an Emergency Department visit, we offer a walk in service after our usual practice hours. During regular practice hours, our team will always aim to facilitate your care with one of our doctors, but this is not always possible.
Some examples of the type of accident clinic visits include; Lacerations requiring suturing, undisplaced fractures requiring plastering, abdominal pain or early pregnancy bleeding – just to mention a few.
Whether it’s protecting your young child, for travelling overseas or for those over 65, The Launceston Medical Centre has a range of government-funded vaccinations or others available for purchase at competitive prices.
Launceston Skin Cancer Clinic is based at the Launceston Health Hub and is guided by our experienced doctors, who have specific training and interest in skin cancer medicine. Please click here to find out more about Launceston Skin Cancer Clinic, how to book a consultation and our fees.
We are much better at getting our car checked than we are ourselves. Our practice likes to take a proactive approach to preventative medicine rather than a reactive approach as issues arise. Talk to your doctor about a checkup relevant to your current stage in life.
Having both male and female doctors available along with an onsite laboratory allows for a confidential and contemporary approach to all aspects of sexual health. Our General Practitioners work closely with the statewide sexual health service to provide comprehensive shared care for conditions such as HIV and other complex issues.
Overseas travel can be exciting, but stressful! Our doctors and nursing staff undertake regular professional development to ensure we can offer you the latest recommendations regarding immunisations for your peace of mind.
We have designed a child-friendly practice with a dedicated safe kids corner in the waiting room and a lounge nearby for parents to relax in and read a magazine whilst waiting to see the doctor. Our practice understands the worries of a parent concerned about their sick child and aims to minimise any potential barriers to seeing a doctor by bulk billing all children under 16 along with seeing them in a timely manner.
With 4 dedicated GPs who have special interests in workers compensation and occupational medicine, our aim is to work closely with employers to ensure that workers compensation involves no/limited time off work (where practical) and employees continue to feel engaged.
Our general practice is co-located with Australian Workforce Assessors which offers a comprehensive rage of services including pre employment medicals, immunisations and onsite drug and alcohol testing. More information on AWA can be found on their website.
All of our doctors are experienced in providing shared care in pre-pregnancy counselling, and a thorough antenatal shared care approach. Ideally, antenatal appointments are scheduled as a long consultation, to ensure that we can provide an extensive assessment for pregnant women.
At Launceston Medical Centre, we have an onsite point of care ultrasound which specific doctors are able to utilise. This provides additional information, with scans available onsite, something which is not usually available within other shared care settings. Please contact our reception team for more information about our Antenatal Care appointments.
Many of our doctors have a particular interest in not only playing and watching sport, but in treating sports related injuries. We work closely with local Specialists and Allied Health providers to ensure that patients receive a multi-disciplinary approach to their treatment and recovery. In fact, a number of our GPs enjoy regular sessions assisting local orthopaedic surgeons in theatre. Please speak to our friendly reception team to find out which of our doctors might suit your particular sporting needs.
The walk-in clinic is offered every day of the year, including Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter. It is for semi-urgent medical conditions and aims to provide an alternative to the Launceston General Hospital’s Emergency Department for non-life-threatening symptoms.
Patients will be seen in order of arrival however unstable patients will be given priority. No appointment is necessary.
TML are currently open limited hours due to COVID-19.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. With no appointments necessary, TML have two dedicated collection rooms located within the Launceston Medical Centre. Pathology services requested are bulk billed for those with a valid Medicare card.
When a doctor deems the test clinically urgent, the results can often be back within an hour, as the TML pathology laboratory is located within Launceston Health Hub.
You can find out more about TML, by visiting their website.
In partnership with our doctors, our practice provides specialist psychotherapy and psychological services to patients who are experiencing personal, relationship and work-related difficulties. We have a number of experienced practitioners consulting onsite, including Psychotherapist Simon Froude, and Psychologists Meg Smoak and Lesley Osenieks.
We can assist with a broad range of mental health issues and ensure strict confidentiality is always maintained. Please request a double appointment with you GP to discuss any concerns regarding your mental health.
Men’s health like all areas of medicine is an evolving area with new treatment options becoming available. Dr. Muir Wilson enjoys keeping up with the latest relevant research and discussing this in a relaxed and straight forward approach with his patients.
Our psychotherapist is located within our practice at the Hub ensuring the best care can be provided in unison with your treating doctor. We are committed to professional, discreet and totally confidential high-quality care within a welcoming, calm, respectful environment.
We can assist with a broad range of mental heath issues and ensure strict confidentiality is always maintained.
Dr Carlin White and Dr Aye Aye Thwe have a special interest in this area, along with Simon Froude (Psychotherapist) and Marlene Lovell (Exercise Physiologist) who have done further training in quit smoking counselling. If you are wanting to quit smoking we are able to offer comprehensive assistance to increase your likelihood of success.
‘Booster’ flu vaccinations will be offered from mid-June.
Booster vaccinations may be given to patients depending on their individual risk factors and which vaccine they have previously had.
For those that haven’t had their flu shot this year they are also welcome to book now.
This year, there was a delay in the release of the government’s supply of the dedicated 4 strain vaccine for people aged over 65.
In order to provide recommended protection, these patients were given an alternative 4 strain vaccine which is generally provided to patients under 65 years of age. These patients are encouraged to book for their age appropriate vaccine which would be free of charge.
Launceston Medical Centre are continuing to run our ‘drive in’ flu clinic for these patients from mid-June.
Government vaccines are supplied at no charge for the following patients;
All people aged 6 months to less than 5 years
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
All people aged 65 years and over
People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications
Patients who don’t meet this criteria can purchase a private vaccines for $15
Instructions for patients
The drive-in clinic will be conducted from our staff carpark which is off Cleavland Street (there will be signs out on the day to indicate where to go). You may be provided directions on where to park by a staff member
Upon arrival you will be given a questionnaire and consent form to complete.
The doctor will administer the vaccine through your open car window