Freo Street DoctorFreo Street Doctor

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.

Consulting Hours (no appointment necessary):

Day Time Place
Monday 9.30am–12.30pm Willagee Library
(Corner Archibald Street and Winnacott Street)
1.30pm – 3.30pm Foundation Housing
(Hampton Rd, Fremantle)
4pm–7pm Pioneer Park
(Opposite Fremantle train station)
Tuesday 9.30am–2pm St Patricks Community Centre
(Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle)
Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm Burdiya Aboriginal Corp.
(Caffery Way, Hamilton Hill)
4pm–7pm Pioneer Park
(Opposite Fremantle train station)
Thursday 9.00am–12.00pm St Patrick’s Community Centre
(Queen Victoria St, Fremantle)
1pm-4pm Wilson Park
(South Beach, Fremantle)
Friday 10am–1pm Ottey Family and Neighbourhood Centre
(South Lake Drive)

Click here for a map of the Freo Street Doctor locations.

People presenting to Freo Street Doctor often have multiple comorbidities. The health issues frequently encountered are:

  • Diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness
  • Homelessness
  • 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
  • Diabetes
  • Immunisations
  • 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.