Bellerive Health Hub

Medical and Allied Health Centre

Our Services

General Practice Services

Womens Health

Womens Health

We provide a range of women’s health services including but not limited to:

  • Contraception
  • Cervical screening test (formerly known as pap smear)
  • Sexual health, such as STI testing
  • Breast screening examinations
  • Implanon insertion & removal
  • Pregnancy testing
  • General Health Check

Mens Health

Mens Health

We provide comprehensive men’s health services including general health checks, sexual health, mental health and prostate checks.

Immunisation

Immunisation

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of disease.

At Bellerive Health Hub we administer all government funded vaccination programs including:

  • Childhood vaccination programs, including catch up schedules
  • Annual influenza vaccinations
  • Adolescents and at-risk groups vaccinations (pregnancy, school program, age related pneumococcal & shingles vaccines, and medically indicated groups)

With all vaccinations, we ensure they are immediately uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Record, so you can be assured your vaccination history is always up to date

If you have any concerns about vaccinations we encourage you to discuss these with our doctors or practice nurses who are happy to explain in detail the benefits and risks of immunisations.

Mental Health

Mental Health

Bellerive Health Hub cares about the mental health of our patients. Our GPs are able to assess your mental health and provide referrals where necessary.

Minor Surgery and Procedures

Minor Surgery and Procedures

Our practice has a well-equipped treatment room where minor surgery can be performed and/or treatments requiring special equipment or nursing staff assistance.

We can perform a range of procedures in our treatment room, this can include:

  • Wound Management
  • Suturing
  • Biopsy and excision of skin lesions
  • Implanon Insertion and Removal
  • Repair of lacerations
  • Removal of sutures
  • Fracture Management & Plastering
  • Cryotherapy
  • Incisions & Drainage
  • Iron Infusions
  • Aclasta Infusions
  • Spirometry (Lung function test)
  • Audiometry (Hearing test)
  • ECG

Please note that it’s best to first speak with your doctor if you have a particular procedure in mind.

There are various fees depending on which procedure you may need. Our charges cover the cost of using the treatment room, the materials as well as nurse assistance to make sure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible.

Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap

Your Health Hub participates in the Close the Gap program run by Medicare for our indigenous patients.

We encourage our patients who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to let us know so that we can best help you manage your health, as part of the Close the Gap program your doctor will also offer you a preventative health check to help identify and treat any health problems you may have.

We will ask all of our patients: “Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?”

To register for the Closing The Gap scheme at Your Health Hub, we will need you to sign a form stating that you want Your Health Hub to be your usual care provider, and to look after your chronic disease and/or chronic disease risk factors.

A new form will need to be completed every year, and we can do this from the 1st November to cover for the following year

Discounted or Bulk-Billed Consultations

Patients registered at Your Health Hub (YHH) under the Closing The Gap scheme of any age will receive discounted consultations.

Patients registered at Your Health Hub (YHH) under the Closing The Gap scheme who have a current Concession Card will be bulk-billed.

Please see our Fees page for further information.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks (medicare item 715)

At Your Health Hub Closing The Gap patients will be offered a FREE annual ATSI Health Check with a Practice Nurse and their GP, every 9 to 12 months.

Each ATSI Health Check is tailored to the individual, taking into consideration age, gender, family history, risk factors, lifestyle, and existing medical conditions. An ATSI Health Check takes about one hour.

The ATSI Health Check is an excellent opportunity for us to provide a thorough health assessment including:

  • taking a comprehensive history
  • a thorough medical examination
  • arranging important medical tests (such as blood tests, medical imaging, ECG, spirometry, and more).
  • arranging appropriate referrals for medicare-funded multidisciplinary health care (eg. Physiotherapy, Dietitian, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Psychology, or Diabetes Education)

PBS Co-Payment Measure

Registering at Your Health Hub under the CTG scheme also improves access to PBS medications for those living with, or at risk of chronic disease. Presciptions printed for Closing The Gap patients will display a CTG PBS Co-Payment code. The PBS Co-Payment Measure reduces the cost of PBS medications at the Pharmacy. Closing the Gap prescriptions attract a lower co-payment for PBS medicines. Concession Card Holders will be dispensed their PBS medications for FREE at the Pharmacy.

Care Plans

Care Plans

(GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement)

CARE PLANS

Care plans, also known as GP Management Plans are available for our regular patients with ongoing medical conditions lasting more than 6 months.

A Care Plan is a written plan of management developed by your GP and practice nurse consultation with you. It is a written set of information about what you need in managing your medical condition.

All Care Plans are bulk billed by your GP. There will be no charge for these services.

Medical conditions eligible for Care Plans include conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Osteoporosis

Or any other medical condition that has been present for more than 6 months

Once a Care Plan has been created you may be eligible to see any allied health professional for 5 visits per year subsidised under Medicare under a Team Care Arrangement.

Allied health professionals may include:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietitian
  • Podiatrist
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist

Care Plan Reviews

Once a plan is in place, it should be regularly reviewed by your GP. This is an important part of the plan cycle, where you with your GP and practice nurse check that your goals are been met and agree on any changes that you may require. A Care Plan Review is usually under taken every 6 months. All Care Plan Reviews are subsidised under Medicare. There will be no charge for these services.

Diving Medicals

Diving Medicals

Diving Medicals should ideally be conducted by a Doctor who has had the approved training to medically examine recreational and commercial (occupational) divers.

Dr Graham Stevens is a member of SPUMS, the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society and provides both recreational and commercial diving medicals. Dr Stevens holds both the Diploma in Diving Medicine from SPUMS and the Advanced diploma in Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine from the Australian And New Zealand College of Anaesthatists. 

Dr Stevens works part time as a consultant/staff specialist in the department of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine at the RHH.

Our Diving Medical Certificates are in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4005.1 Compliance and ANZ 2299.1-3 (2015). 

Diving Medicals take approximately one hour to complete. Having an appointment is no guarantee of fitness to dive and further tests or examinations may be required. 

Memory-Led Clinic

Memory-Led Clinic

Dementia assessment, diagnosis & support

Neurocognitive assessments

Brain Health information

Dementia risk factor reduction

Healthy ageing coaching

Self-referral

MBS rebates may apply

Health Assessments

Health Assessments

What is a health assessment?

A health assessment is a longer, more comprehensive appointment with our Practice Nurse and your GP.

Importantly, the purpose of this health assessment is to help identify any risk factors that may require further health management. In addition to assessing a person’s health status, a health assessment is used to identify a broad range of factors that influence a person’s physical, psychological and social functioning.

At Bellerive Health Hub we perform the following Health Assessments:

45-49 year old Health Assessment

A health assessment at this stage of life can assist patients to make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease

75 years and older

The purpose of this health assessment is to help identify any risk factors exhibited by patients over 75 years of age that may require further health management. This health assessment is used to identify factors that influence a person's physical, psychological and social functioning and is conducted on an annual basis

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The aim is to help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. The health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people covers the full age spectrum

To book your health assessment call us on 61220150 – please  inform our Reception Staff that you'd like to have a Health Assessment when booking your appointment, so that sufficient time with the Practice Nurse and GP can be arranged.

There are no out-of-pocket costs for any of these assessments.

Medical Assessments

Medical Assessments

We undertake a wide range of comprehensive assessments from private and commercial driving medicals, pre-employment medicals, insurance medicals, both occupational and recreational diving medicals and workers compensation medicals

Our practice nurses can cover components such as:

  • Biometrics health check (height, weight, BMI, blood pressure check, etc)
  • Vision check – reading, distance and colour test
  • Audiometry (hearing)
  • Spirometry (lung and breathing capacity)
  • Urinalysis
  • Instant Drug and Alcohol Screen meeting the Australian Standards

Pre-employment functional assessments

A pre-employment functional assessment is a physical examination conducted by our accredited

Exercise Physiologist, Rojina.

Functional examinations are used to determine the candidate’s ability to meet the physical requirements of their role

During the functional assessments you are assessed for; range of motion, grip strength, positional tolerances, lifting and carrying capacity and cardiovascular fitness

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a highly effective and non-invasive treatment for individuals suffering from treatment-resistant Major Depression (MDD).

TMS services are delivered on site by Hobart TMS

Make an appointment.

Allied Health Services

Dietitian

Dietitian

Accredited Practising Dietitians are professionals who apply the science of food and nutrition to promote health, prevent and treat disease to optimise the health of individuals, groups, communities and populations.

University qualifications in food and nutrition provide a dietitian with an in-depth understanding of the human body and the complexities of food and nutrition.

Importantly this powerful combination of knowledge allows us to bring information together to deliver advice that is not only evidence based but easy to understand and stress free to incorporate into your lifestyle.

You can be confident our dietitian’s will provide you with accurate advice for numerous health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Weight Loss
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • GORD (Reflux)
  • Arthritis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • General Healthy Eating
  • Allergies and Intolerances

A successful approach requires a realistic and practical outlook. We want you to start your journey as you wish to continue. We understand that what works for one person may not be practical or relevant for the next.

Personally we love food, real food. But like most of us we are also ultra-busy which doesn’t leave a lot of time left to spend hours in the kitchen. So meals that are super quick, really tasty and easy to prepare play a large role in our approach.

Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologist

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are university qualified allied health professionals.

They complete a minimum 4 years of study at university in order to specialise in prescribing and supervising exericse for people woho have complex health conditions.

They work with clients living with cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, mental health conditions, any other chronic condition, or a disability or injury.

They are equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions.

What does ‘Accredited’ mean?
Accredited means the professional is registered with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and as such have been approved for meeting all of the requirement necessary to be considered an exercise health professional, as well as undertaking regular professional development to ensure their knowledge and skills are up to date.

Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status.

How Exercise Physiologist can help you?
Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists can develop a plan of care that is appropriate to your needs. They will liaise with other members of your health care team including but not limited to Physiotherapist, GP, Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian to ensure that we are all working together achieve optimal results for your health care needs.

What to expect in your first consultation
During the Initial Assessment a medical history will be taken, make sure you bring any relevant documentation about your treatment with you. Physical testing such as a walk test and/or strength test will also be performed.

We will set some goals for you to achieve and an individualised exercise program will be developed based on your individual needs and medical conditions, leading you towards a more active lifestyle

Here at Bellerive Health Hub, we make our options affordable to those that really need it, with options ranging from single sessions, individual, partner & small group training all available.

Exercise physiology is not intended to be an ongoing form of treatment, but rather, it is designed to give you the skills to independently manage your health condition through an appropriate exercise regime.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy aims to restore proper body function, prevent a decline in function or reduce the impact of dysfunction in people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.

What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists utilise various treatment techniques based on individual assessment and personal goals, these can include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise prescription and instruction
  • Self-management strategies and home programs
  • Education
  • Equipment prescription

Why our Physiotherapists
The qualified Physiotherapists at the Bellerive Health Hub offer a multi-faceted, patient centered, approach to your rehabilitation by utilising their knowledge in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

These skills are used to assess, diagnose and formulate individualised programs, taking into account physical presentation, past history, social situation, emotional and environmental factors and researched best practice techniques.

Physiotherapists can help treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions including back/neck pain, arthritis and sporting injuries.
  • Neurological conditions including stroke, MS, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries.
  • Cardiorespiratory conditions including emphysema, asthma and chronic bronchitis
  • Rehabilitation for many surgical interventions including orthopaedic surgery (such as total knee and hip replacements) and neurosurgery (such as vertebral fusions).
  • Age related decline in function including falls prevention, balance troubles, weakness and general deconditioning.
  • Postural awareness and treatment to assist in pain relief, muscle imbalances, muscle tension and occupational positioning.
  • Promotion of active lifestyles for all age groups.
  • Physiotherapy at the Bellerive Health Hub includes both one-on-one treatments within the fully equipped consulting rooms and clinical gym, as well as a variety of group sessions and classes

Physiotherapy led classes:

  • Group Exercise sessions including Pilates based programs
  • Mat and More classes – Pilates based floor classes
  • Tai chi – Falls and Balance
  • Dancing with Parkinson’s
  • Build Your Powerhouse - Teen Classes

Bellerive Health Hub fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to health care.

Physiotherapists are skilled in the recognition of health issues which would benefit from referral to other appropriate health professionals for optimal care and wellbeing.

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates utilises the additional level of physiological and anatomical knowledge your physiotherapist has to modify and prescribe appropriate pilates based exercises.  Your program is an individually tailored treatment approach following an assessment of your strengths, weaknesses and goals.  Our Physiotherapist can provide exercises and movements for your specific condition, allowing the appropriate targeting of problem areas promoting greater injury management and recovery.

Pilates can be used to treat acute spinal conditions, rehabilitation from chronic neck and back pain, rehabilitate sporting injuries, improve muscle control. It can also be used to maintain flexibility and strength to prevent injuries.

Your Physiotherapist will work one-on-one with you to devise a tailor-made program, which may include pilates and other exercises, to ensure you recover fully from your condition/injury.

The Physiotherapist may progress you from one-on-one sessions to small group sessions under supervision.

How to book an appointment

If you’re thinking about undertaking pilates as a part of your exercise program to manage your injury, first book an appointment with our Physiotherapists. They will assess your condition and determine the best course of action.

You may require some physiotherapy treatment prior to commencing in your exercise program.

Benefits & Treatments

  • Better injury management
  • More efficient recovery due to tailor-made exercise programs
  • Increase your flexibility, motor control, core strength and posture
  • Work one-on-one with a physiotherapist or in a small group
  • Prevention and treatment of back pain & injury
  • Target problem areas directly

Health & Fitness Studio

Health & Fitness Studio

Our Health & Fitness Studio offer the following classes:

  • Strength to Strength
  • Circuit and Functional Training
  • Build Your Bones
  • Exercise for Cancer
  • Tai Chi
  • Dancing with Parkinson’s
  • Mat & More
  • Group Programs

One on One sessions with our Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist are also available

More information and Timetable

Podiatry

Podiatry

How can a Podiatrist help you?
We all know that Podiatrists are foot experts, who make you walk in uncomfortable shoes right? But did you know they can really help you with a range of issues you may be experiencing with your feet, ankles and lower limbs; including sporting injuries, arthritis and infections.

Podiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating any issues that you may be experiencing with this area of your body. Whether it is related to bones and joints, muscles, circulation or even nerve problems. They can also help with skin and nail issues that you wish would go away. Like corns, calluses and ingrown toenails.

What to expect when you visit a Podiatrist
You will have a consultation to investigate your medical and surgical history, footwear, lifestyle, and diagnostic measures. You will then have a physical examination such as gait analysis to view your posture and how you move your body.This information is used to identify your specific needs and design a treatment plan for you.

What type of therapies are used by a Podiatrist?
Podiatrists have a range of therapies available for them to use depending on your needs. These include medication, wound dressings, exercises, footwear suggestions or prescription of foot orthoses to help improve lower limb function.

What problems can a Podiatrist treat?
Podiatrist treat problems such as tendon pain, ankle instability or knee pain. A management plan is designed just for you.

Are you considering seeing a Podiatrist?
If you are considering seeing a Podiatrist in Hobart, here are a few reasons why you should schedule an appointment.

  • If you have foot pain, the Podiatrist will help you discover the source of the issue so that it can be treated. For example, if you have an ingrown toenail infection some people try ignoring it, hoping it will go away. When the Podiatrist can simply remove a sliver of the nail at the corner so that your toe can heal.
  • Improving foot function is also an area where Podiatrists can help. The use of exercises, identifying shoes to suit your needs and sometimes the prescription of foot orthoses (premade or custom) can help to improve the function of your feet.

If you are experiencing foot and ankle problems it’s pretty likely that a Podiatrist can make a big difference in your life.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga class provides a space for the body to let go of deep holding patterns that cause muscle and joint pain as well as physical and mental tension. Postures are aided with the support of blankets, blocks and bolsters and is made up of a series of passive floor poses. This enables both the body and mind to come into a state of deep relaxation and centeredness.

While beneficial for all it is particularly helpful in recoveries from injury, illness, surgery, headaches, insomnia, respiratory and digestive disorders, menopause, and emotional issues such as anxiety and depression.

It is a slow-paced practice that works to release deep tension passively, without active stretch. It is a powerful practice and can help a student to restore the body back to its natural flexibility and mobility. Restorative Yoga can be highly beneficial to speed up the healing process of the body after injury or prolonged inactivity. By gently moving the body, and supporting it comfortably in various asanas, Restorative Yoga helps to increase blood circulation, detoxification and prevent the formation of excessive scar tissue.

More information and Timetable

Level 3, 31-33 Cambridge Rd, Bellerive TAS 7018
Ph: 03 6122 0150   Fax: 03 6122 0169
Level 1, 31-33 Cambridge Road
Bellerive  TAS  7018
Ph: 03 6122 0150
Fax: 03 6122 0169
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
Excluding Public Holidays
For care outside of our practices normal opening hours, please call Hello Home Doctor Service on 134100 
Medical Services
General Practice
Women's Health
Men's Health
Sexual Health
Immunisation
Mental Health Care
Minor Surgery
Medicals
Dive Medicals
Health Assessments
Closing the Gap
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work.
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