Yarragon Medical Centre is a privately owned general practice, located in Yarragon, a charming country town nestled in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges. The practice is within walking distance to the Yarragon Pharmacy and is well supported by local pathology, radiology, allied health and specialists with the West Gippsland Hospital and Latrobe Regional Hospitals both just a short drive away.Yarragon is well serviced by public transport, with the practice being 1 minute walk from the Yarragon train station.
Yarragon Medical Centre is committed to providing comprehensive, high quality, up-to-date general practice care to all individuals and families. All doctors are experienced in the broad range of general practice care, from the newborn through to the elderly. Our doctors work in an ethical and responsible manner, in an environment of teamwork together with our experienced Practice Nurses.
All of our doctors have satisfied the training requirements of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and are on the Vocational Register of General Practitioners. This means Yarragon Medical Centre has a commitment to general practice and to continuing medical education.
Address: 1 Campbell Street, Yarragon, Vic 3823, Australia
Contact: Ph: (03)5637 0222 | Fax: (03) 5634 2686
General Practice Services
After Hours Care
If you have an emergency, please ring 000 and request an ambulance.
Our Work to Promote Sustainability
Dr Malcolm McKelvie is involved with the local sustainability network, is a member of the Greens and has stood as a candidate in 2 federal elections. Part of the reason to work in Yarragon was to set up a clinic with sustainability in mind so you will find the building has been designed to be as energy efficient as practicable. It features passive solar design to allow in Winter sun and exclude Summer sun, double glazing throughout, maximum use of daylight, dark tiles to enhance thermal mass effect, good insulation, stack effect to vent warm air overnight in Summer, a 5KW photovoltaic system, solar hot water, energy efficient lighting, external shading to west facing windows and an efficient heating and cooling system to use when needed.
We encourage behaviours that reduce wastage like printing on both sides of paper, filling the kettle with only the required amount of water, recycling, organic waste to the worm farm in the vegetable garden onsite, minimising use of hot water unless needed and sensible of the thermostats for heating and cooling. Most computers are laptops that use considerably less power than desktop computers. There is a master switch to shut off power to all but essential appliances like the server and vaccine fridge to use overnight and two stand-by power switches on infrequently used items like the microwave. We are able to produce more power than we use as a result of these efforts.
The vacant block next door has been converted to a community garden where Dr McKelvie gardens with volunteers on a Tuesday morning. We collect organic waste from other businesses in town including food waste, hair from hairdressers and potato starch packaging foam from retailers. Excess produce from the garden is available for all to take from a table inside (with some encouragement to leave a donation for the Baw Baw Sustainability Network).