Adelaide Health Care opened in 1999 as an independent association of five General Practitioners. Over the years we have steadily grown and we now have a strong base of General Practitioners working at the Practice. We have a number of dedicated Primary Health Care Nurses who are essential to our team approach.
Our aim is to provide high quality health service to people who live, work or study in the city or nearby suburbs. In addition to the more traditional approach to the medical care of illness, we promote better health by focusing on illness prevention and improving well-being, both physically and emotionally. We aim to support patients to learn about their health and healthy living.
Since 2003 we have been an accredited training practice for GP Registrars. These Registrars are qualified doctors who have completed their hospital-based years and are training in the specialty of General Practice. At times we have nursing students and medical students undertaking placements at the Practice. In providing GP training, we work closely with GPEx, the GP training provider for South Australia.
At Adelaide Health Care we work with a broad team of experienced Allied Health Practitioners including: Tracey Sloan (Clinical Social Worker), Elizabeth Banitsiotis (Psychologist), Linda Black (Psychologist), Rhea Bergmann (Dietician), Chelsea Ciano (Exercise Physiologist) and Ann Barwick (Podiatrist). We also have Clinpath Pathology onsite. There is a pharmacy next door to our building.
Acknowledgement of the Kaurna people and country
Adelaide Health Care acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the Kaurna nation, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our general practice is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to Kaurna ancestors and Elders, past and present. Adelaide Health Care is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.
Sustainability at Adelaide Health Care
When visiting our clinic you may notice some changes as we aim to reduce our reliance on paper and disposable products, while diverting materials from landfill to various recycling programs. Changes made so far include:
- Solar panels were installed at the clinic in 2016.
- Segregated bins for landfill/recycling/soft plastics/biowaste.
- Used batteries being collected for correct disposal.
- BioCups in the waiting room.
- ’Who Gives A Crap toilet paper’, which is made from recycled materials. The company donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need.
We are making improvements and striving to be an environmentally friendly practice. There are more changes to come as we aim to build knowledge, awareness and accessibility within the practice in order to achieve our goal to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’.