Doctors in Secondary Schools (DISS)

The GP's provide medical advice and health care to those students most in need.

Currently every Tuesday, between 10am and 2pm at St. Arnaud Secondary College for students attending.

 Please contact Mrs. Chapman in advance for appointments.

The Doctors in Secondary Schools program provides primary health care services to 100 Victorian government secondary schools. The program funds a general practitioner (GP) and Practice Nurse (PN) to provide onsite primary care for students up to one day per week. Fit-for-purpose clinic consultation facilities have been installed onsite at all participating schools as part of the program. The initiative complements existing student wellbeing programs aimed at improving health literacy, and preventive health.

The Program is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) and implemented by Victoria’s six Primary Health Networks (PHNs). PHNs are supporting the GPs to be integrated with community-based primary care services to enable best-practice, patient-centred care.

It is up to you to involve your parent/s or support person, but we are happy to see you alone if you feel comfortable. Your confidentiality is of the upmost importance, as it is at all medical facilities.

If you are unable to come to school for a physical consult (such as experiencing a cough/cold; too unwell), we can have a telephone or telehealth consult if you have been seen in the clinic physically in the past 12 months.


Useful links

Headspace ( )

  • Free phone, telehealth and face to face consults with mental health clinicians, who focus of those between 12 and 25 years of age.
  • Useful information regarding things including mental health, relationships, life issues, health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs and crisis help.

Family Planning Victoria (

  • A non-for-profit organisation with Victorian Government funding that provides information regarding areas including sexuality, relationships and contraception.
  • Useful links, resources and fact sheets for a variety of topics.



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