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    Doctors in Secondary Schools

    Doctors In Secondary Schools is BACK.

    Reminder the  Doctors In Secondary Schools Program is a free and confidential service for all FGSC students running every Tuesday from 10am – 3 pm.   

    The General Practitioner (Doctor) and Nurse are from your local headspace Youth Health Clinic at Narre Warren and are specially trained to work with young people. We can discuss and/or answer questions, provide health education and reassurance about any topic relating to your health.

    You can make an appointment in one of the following ways: 

    • See the Doctors in Schools Program Co-ordinator Louise (located in the first aid room)
    • Book via the link on Compass  => Compass / Community / Conferences /School Dr Appoint / “My Bookings”.

    Need to see Dr Laura or Nurse Gina but at school is not convenient.

    Please ring 1800 367 968 to make an appointment at Headspace Youth Clinic 66 Victor Crescent Narre Warren.  All consultations are bulk billed.

    What is the Doctors in Secondary Schools program?

    The General Practitioner (Doctor) and Nurse is at your school to help you with your health and wellbeing. The Doctor or Nurse is a great place to start if you are concerned or want help, information, or advice about any health issues including:

    • Physical health and wellbeing
    • Body image
    • Healthy eating and exercise
    • Sexual health including contraception, STIs, pregnancy testing
    • Gender and sexuality/LGBTIQ+
    • Drug or alcohol use
    • Relationships issues
    • Feeling scared, worried, upset, or down

    You don’t have to be sick to see the Doctor or Nurse. We can discuss and/or answer questions, provide health education and reassurance about any topic relating to your health. You can also chat to the Doctor or Nurse if you are concerned about a friend or family member.

    The Doctor and Nurse are from your local headspace Youth Health Clinic at Narre Warren and Dandenong, and are specially trained to work with young people.

    When/where is it:

    The clinic runs every Tuesday of each school term, from 10:00 am to 3.00pm located in the portable building next to the Gymnasium along the Josephine Ave fence line.

    How to book an appointment with the Doctor or Nurse:

    You can make an appointment in one of the following ways:

    • See the Doctors in Schools Program Co-ordinator Louise (located in the first aid room)
    • Book via the link on Compass
      • Compass / Community / Conferences / School Dr Appoint / “My Bookings”
    • You can also drop in at Recess &/or Lunch without an appointment.

    You don’t need to tell anyone why you would like to see the Doctor or Nurse.

    Cost:

    Free

    Consent and Confidentiality:

    Young people have the right to a confidential and private service if you are assessed as being a ‘mature minor’ (a mature young person under 18 years) for the purpose and nature of the consultation. This means each time you see a doctor or a nurse about an issue, they assess and discuss with you your ability to make your own decisions and consent to any treatment. They will also discuss with you the benefits of working alongside supportive adults such as parents, guardians and other school staff members as appropriate to you.

    If they assess you as being a ‘mature minor’ for the treatment discussed, they must keep the appointment and the discussions within the appointment private, if this is what you request. This is called ‘confidentiality’ and means that they can only discuss the content of the appointment and the fact that you visited them only with your permission.

    However, doctors and nurses also have a responsibility to keep you safe, so if they learn, during a private consultation, that you are at risk of seriously harming yourself, someone else or if someone is seriously harming you, they would need to ‘break’ this confidentiality agreement and work to keep you safe by whatever means are most appropriate (i.e. speak to a parent or guardian or wellbeing team member or engage with authorities such as Child Protection) depending on their level of concern.

    In these situations the doctor or nurse would discuss these actions with you as soon as possible and support you through this process as best they can. Please ask the Doctor or the Nurse for more information (Victorian State Government, Information for students: Doctors in Secondary Schools, 18/05/2017).

    Meet your Doctor and Nurse: