About Summit Health

Our Vision: Leading integrated health and wellbeing solutions, reinvesting into the community

Our Values: Integrity, quality, community focus and collaboration

Background

Divisions of General Practice were established by the Federal Government in 1992 in response to the General Practice Reform Strategy.

GPs were invited to form networks (Divisions), resulting in approximately 111 Divisions created in Australia. Opportunities to network with other GPs, Service Providers and the Community meant that GPs were better able to manage the increasing complexities and changes within Primary Care.

With a rapidly changing environment, on 1 March 2013 the Directors of the Adelaide Hills Division of General Practice resolved to use the trading name ‘Summit Health’ and provide a broader membership base encompassing all facets of Primary Care.

This led to creating the vision for Summit Health: Leading integrated health and wellbeing solutions, reinvesting into the community.

About

Summit Health provides Practice  and service support, primarily to General Practice in the Adelaide Hills in order to improve health outcomes in the region.

Working closely with Hospitals and Community Health Centres, Summit Health focuses on providing a way forward that benefits the community.

Summit Health services include:

  • Support and advocacy for local General Practices
  • Mental Health services with no out-of-pocket expense
  • Multidisciplinary continuing professional development for GPs and Practice Staff
  • Summit Health Centre with a multi-disciplinary focus and over 30 unique service providers
  • The Health Provider Registry database that provides up-to-date health professionals’ data to SA Health in South Australia
  • GPcare General Practice
  • EDcare 24-hour Accident and Emergency Service at Mount Barker Hospital
  • Health promotion resources and liaison
  • Networking and training opportunities for our members

Summit Health’s main office is in the Summit Health Centre on Wellington Road, Mount Barker. However, our services are delivered across a large area, including: Gumeracha, Mt Barker, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island and Callington.

Our Membership Area

 

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