Dear Hume Central Families and students,
The Doctors in Secondary Schools program enables students to access primary health care and medical advice at school through an adolescent-health trained doctor and nurse.
Key objectives of the program are:
- to enable students easier access to primary health care
- to identify and address health problems early
- To reduce the pressure on parents in transporting their children to appointments
The Doctor and Nurse
In 2021 the College welcomed Dr Sophie Nottle and Nurse Vesna Sainovic from Headspace Glenroy as the medical practitioners for the program.
Appointments – every Monday
Dr Sophie and Nurse Vesna are available for student appointments every Monday at the Town Park Campus clinic called, Hume Healing Hands.
Appointments on Monday are between 10am-2pm usually face to face, unless COVID restrictions are in place requiring students to attend appointments via telehealth.
To book appointments, students or parents can contact a member of the Wellbeing Team at their campus on the numbers listed below. Senior students can also book an appointment by attending the Hume Healing Hands clinic at Town Park.
Wellbeing phone numbers:
Blair Street: 0405 779 249
Dimboola Road: 0438 547 107
Town Park: 0405 807 219
Students are encouraged to speak with their parents or carers about their medical needs. Parent consent to see the doctor may be required.
The doctor and nurse welcome both existing and new students.
Please feel free to contact the school’s Doctors in School Program Leader: Jessica Vinci on 0405 807 219 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Take care and stay safe
The Wellbeing Team