Freo Street Doctor is a mobile medical health service that provides a visible, easily accessible and non-judgemental primary health care service to marginalised, disadvantaged and homeless people in our community. The service aims to care for those members of our community who for any reasons may not access mainstream general practice. The medical practice is accredited according to RACGP standards.
The service provides over 2000 consultations annually. Over 20% of patients visiting the Freo Street Doctor identify as homeless and nearly 45% of patients self-identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Clinics are held for three hours, at nine weekly clinics in the Fremantle, Cockburn and Melville communities. Freo Street Doctor works closely with local community support services, medical specialists and allied health professionals to ensure a high level of patient care.
The Freo Street Doctor Team is staffed by General Practitioners, registered nurses, outreach workers, Indigenous health workers and Social Workers. Freo Street Doctor provides a challenging and rewarding environment for health professionals. If you are interested in knowing more about the service or interested in working for us please send us an email or call 08 9432 0480.
Consulting Hours (no appointment necessary):
Click here for a map of the Freo Street Doctor locations.
|Monday||9.30am – 12.30pm||Willagee Library
(Corner Archibald Street and Winnacott Street)
|1.30pm – 3.30pm||Foundation Housing
(100 Hampton Rd, Fremantle)
|4pm – 7pm||Pioneer Park
(Opposite Fremantle train station)
|Tuesday||9.30am – 12.30pm||St Patricks Community Centre
(Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle)
Fortnightly (call or see calendar)
(Cnr Willmott St & Read St)
|Wednesday||10.00 am -1.00pm||Kwobarup Aboriginal Centre Based Respite, Jean Willis Centre (corner of Ingram and Healy Road, Hamilton Hill)|
|Wednesday afternoon Pioneer Park clinic is no longer running|
|Thursday||9.30am – 12.30pm||St Patrick’s Community Centre
(Queen Victoria St, Fremantle)
|2pm – 5pm||Wilson Park
(South Beach, Fremantle)
|Friday||10am – 1pm||Southlake Ottey Family & Neighbourhood Centre (2 South Lake Drive, South Lake)|
People presenting to Freo Street Doctor often have multiple comorbidities. The health issues frequently encountered are:
- Diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness
- Blood borne viruses
- Sexual Transmitted Infections
- Injuries or conditions due to assaults or self-neglect
- Emotional/social problems
- Reproductive/gynaelogical/urinary conditions
- Alcohol and/or other drug related issues
- Respiratory Issues
- Chronic Disease
- Skin issues
Freo Street Doctor as part of Fremantle Medicare Local is connected to a variety of services such as:
Fremantle Medicare Local gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from the South Metropolitan Area Health Service, WA Department of Health and St John of God Health Care.