258 Highett Road, Highett, Victoria 3190
Located in the middle of the vibrant Melbourne suburb of Highett, this clinic brings together our team of specialist workplace health, medical and allied health professionals.
Operating in the City of Bayside, our practice on Highett Rd is accessible for all residents with ample off-street parking out back. Neighbouring a wonderful range of cafes and specialty shops, Woolies next door and two minutes from the station, we are perfectly positioned to meet your health needs.
Our General Practitioners are experts in family-based health care and aged care, applying extensive health knowledge in a friendly and professional manner. Turn to Atticus Health Highett GP Clinic for your health care needs. Visit our services page to learn more about our specialised offerings.
We welcome new patients to the practice.
To make an appointment please call us on 03 9069 6777.
If you are a new patient our telehealth service operates under Doctor In My Pocket. Telehealth appointments are not bulk billed. Patients will be billed at the clinic’s standard fees with Medicare rebates processed at the time of consultation.
You can also book telehealth appointments online with Doctor in My Pocket.
If you are a returning patient of Atticus Health you can book to see a GP with video telehealth or normal telehealth. Telehealth consultations can only be made online by selecting the ‘Make an Appointment’ button below.
Make an Appointment
We generally deal with all sorts of medical issues. However, if you have a particular need, please call us and we’re happy to discuss which practitioner or service might best be able to help you.
Here are a few tips to consider when making an appointment, so that you can get the greatest benefit from the experience:
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The town of Highett was named after William Highett, a prominent politician and land owner in the 1805s. The railway station was built in 1881. Highett has continued to grow as a residential town, with the population of some 10,000 people in 2016. The CSIRO previously had a large research facility in Highett. This has now been sold and is awaiting development. In the meantime, many other apartments have been built flanking Highett Road, reinvigorating the local shopping precinct, which now includes several new and established cafes as well as Woolworths.
The building at 258 Highett Road that Atticus Health occupies has been there for many years, since the 1980s. It was a purpose built medical clinic and when the original occupants moved, we took over the building and began operations on 6 December 2020. It’s been a slow but steady start there. One thing that we have done since moving in is commission a significant piece of street art on a prominent external building wall. It is a portrait of “Pat”, created by street artist CTO. We’re happy that we’ve been able to creatively impact the entrance to the Highett shopping precinct this way.
One thing you’ll notice is our love of Gardening – much thanks to our volunteer gardening “Bob” for putting so much love into this. You may also notice that Atticus Nucleus, our headquarters is located next door at 260 Highett Road, and next door to that at 264 Highett Road is Dratticus Labs – our creative space where all sorts of potentialities fuse, advancing reality.
Well, I guess it all started in 2010 when I saw the old “Boatshed Café” for sale across the road from Carrum Station. The house behind the café was being sold with it. I took a walk down to the Patterson River, fell in love with the whole thing, signed away and thought, this is beautiful.
Business plan – what business plan?
– Dr Floyd Gomes, Founder
When it comes to healthcare, from the outset, we consider first the whole person or organisation, their goals and aspirations. A deep understanding of that allows for the best decisions and outcomes to be reached in partnership after all. With this mentality, we’ve been able to grow. Grow, yet stay humble, still.
The areas we have grown into reflect areas in which we think we can make a real difference and feel highly motivated to be involved with. These areas are:
Medical clinics. We run several GP clinics. This is where we started and continue to persevere, always striving for improvement.
Corporate health. We are happy to work with motivated workplaces to help maximise the health outcomes of their employee base. We consider that workplaces have relevance to and potential input in the health and well being of a community. We conduct our corporate health services with due independence and impartiality, yet at the same time seek to foster a mutual sense of purpose and transparent communication for the benefit of all parties.
Aged Care. We consider the frail and elderly to be particular members of the community who we have a responsibility to care for. From humble beginnings we have grown to supply GP services to nearly 1000 patients living in retirement villages and nursing homes around Melbourne. In particular we are the main provider of GP services to nursing homes on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Within aged care, our mission is to deliver a 24/7 medical service. We coordinate this by accepting all calls anytime via 1800 ATTICUS (1800 288 4287). Through the cultivation of a strong reputation for quality and compassion over many years, we have seen this area of our business grow substantially.
Telehealth. By attending to matters in a flexible manner by the exchange of images or conversation digitally, we have grown accustomed to creating solutions remotely. This concept, “Telehealth”, does improve efficiency, accessibility and timeliness of health care. It is for this reason that we now offer telehealth services nationwide – it simply makes good sense.
One thing has remained constant throughout, that is, our commitment to getting to know and understand communities. As a provider of medical services, fundamentally we learn so much about the fabric of a community. We share in its ups and downs. As such, we feel compelled to promote deeper, meaningful community spirit. And, we recognise how great an impact this potentially and actually has on the outcomes of health – for the individual and for the collective. Our story then, is very much that of being one with the community.