Park Ridge State High School has been selected to participate in the GPs in Schools Pilot.
The Pilot is part of the Queensland Government's Student Wellbeing Package. The initiative is designed to make it easier for adolescents in Queensland schools to access the healthcare they need.
The Pilot will allow our school to set up a fit-for-purpose GP clinic on school grounds. This clinic will provide students with access to a GP one day each week, during school terms.
What services will the GP provide?
Our school GP clinic will offer secondary students the majority of services that young people are able to access from GPs in the community, including management of physical health, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health issues.
Will there be a cost for students to see the GP?
All visits to the GP will be provided at no cost to students or their families. The GP will bulk-bill all appointments through Medicare, so it is important that students bring their Medicare card (or their Medicare number) with them to their appointment.
If students are not eligible to access Medicare, the cost of the appointment will be covered by the student's parent/guardian.
Our school clinic staff
Our school 's GP will be Dr Abigail Alaia, a General Practitioner (GP). Dr Alaia is part of the Mt Warren Park Medical centre and will work from the school on Mondays.
For more detail about our school's GP clinic, Fact Sheets are available for students and parents/carers on the school website and have been emailed to all parents. If you have any questions or concerns about the school GP clinic, please contact Craig McBrien Deputy Principal Park Ridge SHS 33804111.