The RFDS in VIC
Flying Doctor Health Group
Through the Flying Doctor Health Group program, RFDS Victoria operates locally based health clinics to better support Victorians to access health care in their own rural and remote communities.
Flying Doctor Health Group was established in 2019 to provide face-to-face and telehealth GP services in Robinvale. In 2023, the program joined with Robinvale District Medical Centre and local GP Dr Jane Neyland to expand services to meet the community need.
Appointments through Flying Doctor Health Group are low cost and are supported through funding by RFDS Victoria’s donors.
Find out more about our Robinvale clinic here.
Why the Flying Doctor offers this service
Many small communities across Victoria struggle to recruit permanent GPs and health care practitioners. As a result, locals face great barriers when it comes to accessing health care appointments, and many rural communities experience worse health outcomes than people living in towns and cities.
RFDS Victoria is committed to ensuring great health care is accessible to all Victorians. As such, Flying Doctor Health Group exists to help reduce the health inequity that exists between rural and metropolitan communities. By partnering with local health care providers and managing the operations of permanent health clinics, we provide our community members with strong local health services that respect the unique community needs and cultures of each town.
How to make an appointment
To make an appointment or to find out more information about Flying Doctor Health Group, please contact the Flying Doctor Health Group team:
T: (03) 8412 0444
See below the Victorian communities where Flying Doctor Health Group currently operates.
The Robinvale clinic is presently co-located at Robinvale District Health Service, 128 Latje Road, Robinvale.
Refer to the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights for information about the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system.