Doctors in Secondary Schools Program (DiSS)

For Students in Years 7-12

The Victoria Government DiSS program aims to:

  • Make primary health care more accessible to our students
  • Provide assistance to young people to identify and address any health problems early
  • Reduce the pressure on working families.

The program is guided by a range of key principles, including:

  • Equity of access for students
  • No cost access to a GP at school for student or parents/carers
  • Youth-friendly
  • Staff trained in adolescent-health
  • Student confidentiality
  • Cultural safety

How to Make a Booking

Appointments can be made by contacting admin staff at the HC front office Tayla.Winfield@education.vic.gov.au , or directly by visiting the DiSS medical practice at Horsham College.

Walk in appointments are available over recess and lunchtimes.

– Clinic Hours –

Practise Nurse – Every Wednesday 9am – 3:30pm.

Dr Jane visits monthly (one Wednesday per month).

Our General Practitioner

Dr Jane is the mother of four boys and has been working in general practise across Melbourne and rural Victorian towns.  Dr Jane has been involved in Doctors in Schools Program for the last three years.  Dr Jane has looked after a number of schools across the state, as well as caring for student health and wellbeing at Monash University.  Dr Jane’s special interests include adolescent, women’s and sexual health, as well as mental health and general medicine.  Horsham College is fortunate to access Dr Jane’s expertise through her involvement with the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

Our Practice Nurse

Nicole lives locally within our community and visits the school weekly within her practice nursing role with Wimmera Health Care Group.  Having three adolescent aged young people of her own, Nicole has a special interest in adolescent health and wellbeing at a local grassroots level.  Nicole is passionate about equity in health care for those living in rural and remote Australia.   When not working within the school, Nicole’s other nursing role lies within the Wimmera Cancer Centre.