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The Freo street doctor is a free mobile medical health service that is providing a visible, easily accessible and non-judgemental primary health care service to marginalised, disadvantaged and homeless people in the community. The service is addressing the needs of those members of the community who may not access mainstream general practice.
The service which is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is staffed by GPs, registered nurses, outreach workers, Indigenous health workers and social workers and is on the look out for more staff to join the practice.
It is providing over 2000 consultations annually, of which over 20% of the patients identify as homeless, and nearly 45% of the patients self-identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
The Freo street doctor works closely with local community support services, medical specialists and allied health professionals at clinics held in Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville communities.
Source: Fremantle Medicare Local