Each of the nine secondary schools participating in the Doctors in Secondary Schools (DiSS) program is serviced by a general practitioner, practice nurse and general practice management to support the program delivery and access to students.
This initiative has provided modern, fit-for-purpose consulting room in schools. All secondary school students who are enrolled in a participating school across Gippsland have access to a GP and practice nurse. The schools are listed below.
GPs and practice nurses attend the DiSS onsite at the secondary school on either a weekly or fortnightly basis. Telehealth has also been introduced as an option for consultation.
Gippsland PHN funds the following general practices to deliver DiSS services in local secondary schools:
To find out more download the DiSS Operational Guidelines.