In light of the Coronavirus public health emergency, we at Myhealth Hampton and Mentone are implementing changes to our consulting access in order to protect the vulnerable patients in our community.  Our changes are in line with public health department advice. The aim is to provide optimal care to our patients without putting them at risk or inconvenience. As such during the pandemic we do not want our patients to attend the surgery when it is not necessary. This needs to be balanced with the need for physical assessment by the doctor.  In order to provide alternatives for care, we are enhancing our services as well as introducing additional services.

Together we will manage this health crisis and be able to continue to provide the necessary care for everyone who needs it in our community

The Doctors

Myhealth Hampton and Mentone

If you have no symptoms but are seeking advice, then you may seek information at www.health.gov.au and www.healthdirect.gov.au

If you are low risk of exposure then maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene.

If you are at high risk of exposure ( been overseas recently or in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 then stay at home and call 1800 020 080 for advice

If you do have symptoms of fever or cough or sore throat or shortness of breath then:

-if your symptoms are severe ( hard to breathe or cannot stop coughing), go to your local public hospital emergency department

-if symptoms are mild, then stay at home and call 1800 020 080 for advice.  If a swab is indicated, you need to attend one of the local COVID Fever clinics:

The Alfred, 55 Commercial Road Melbourne
(Follow signs upon arrival as it is not via the main hospital entrance)
Ph: 9076 2000

Monash Clayton, 239 Clayton Road, Clayton, VIC 3168
Ph: 9594 6666
Fever Clinic Info (Simplified map included):

If it is deemed that you need to attend our clinic with any of these symptoms, DO NOT ENTER THE PREMISES. Please telephone reception from your car and await instruction.

Our Appointuit module for scripts and referrals is now disabled.  If you simply require a prescription or referral, we ask that you book a telephone consultation.  This service will be bulk billed.

You may make this appointment via our usual booking process, either online or via a telephone call.  We do receive a large number of phone calls at present and our system is sometimes overwhelmed.  If you encounter difficulties contacting us by phone, we ask that you try again.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Telehealth consultations

Telehealth may be made online or via calling reception.  They are ALL bulk-billed.  We are exploring our options for video calling and when we have determined the best protocol, we will inform the patient of how this will occur.

Most consultations will occur via telephone.

If during the consultation, the doctor determines that a clinic attendance is required, then the doctor will inform the patient of this and arrangements will be made.

Surgery consultations will continue to be provided.  We are taking all the necessary infection control measures ( according to the Department of Health Protocols) to ensure that a visit to our centre is safe for staff and patients.

Home visits. Patients should still be aware that we have doctors who will provide house calls.

Residential Aged Care facility consultations will still be provided on request but our routine visits will be suspended

At times, the doctor may still require to examine you and you will be advised if this is the case.

Abnormal test results

Any test result requiring follow-up will be via telephone appointment.  You will be contacted either by SMS or telephone if your result requires a follow up so that you may make the necessary arrangements.

All other test results

If you have not been contacted by the practice and you wish to find out your test result, then you may do so via a telehealth appointment.

Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that our vaccination status is up to date for all age groups.  The burden of an additional outbreak of measles or whooping cough would be significantly detrimental to the community at this time.  We are able to provide all the necessary vaccines for all age groups in a safe manner with new protocols in place which take into account the physical distancing requirements.

Flu vaccines

We have a supply of vaccine now and will have an ongoing delivery of this vaccine through the flu season.  There will be enough for everyone who wants to be vaccinated.  Due to logistics of delivery of =vaccine doses from our suppliers we will have to stagger the administration of vaccine over the flu season.  You may book in to our flu clinic or make an appointment with your doctor to administer this vaccine.  The cost for people not eligible for government funded vaccine is $13.00.People eligible for free flu vaccine are:
  • All people aged 6 months to less than 5 years (this cohort is newly eligible in 2020)
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • All people aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 6 months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications.

Childhood vaccination

We urge everyone to ensure that your children's usual vaccinations continue to be administered during the pandemic.  This is important now, more than ever.  We are able to provide a safe environment for vaccine administration.

Pneumococcal vaccine

This vaccine is recommended for all people aged 65 and over.  One dose is usually administered at age 65 or over.  If the person has a chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease or chronic lung disease, then they should have a booster dose at least five years after the initial dose.  The indication for a second dose will be determined by your doctor.

Shingles vaccine

This is recommended for all patients aged 70 to 79.  A single dose is all that is required.  It may be given from age 50 but is government funded for those aged 70 to 79.  If you wish to have the shingles vaccine, speak to your doctor.

Our origins date back to the early 1960’s when Fred Appelbe (“Doc”) started his practice in Sargood Street in Hampton. Dr Appelbe subsequently moved his practice to the Service Street location in 1966. It was known as “The Clinic” back then and it opened for patients on 28 August 1966.

Hampton Bayside Medical Centre was formed in April 1999 when “Brightham Medical Centre” and “The Clinic” merged. What followed was a major refurbishment of the rooms at 3 Service Street, Hampton to create a modern medically equipped facility.

Our practice has always held a strong commitment to providing the highest standard of medical care for our community in the tradition of both “The Clinic” and “Brightham”.

In 2016. as the demand for our doctors grew, we expanded our services and opened a new branch in Mentone. The expansion heralded a change in name to the Bayside Medical Group.

2020 saw the further growth of our group resulting in the formation of a partnership with the Myhealth Medical Group.  This partnership facilitates access to the necessary infrastructure to ensure the continued high quality medical support for our local community.

Hours of Operation

Monday8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 12:00 pm