Since our inception, the integrated medical centre has committed to providing quality medical services with 100% of the profit supporting community health services.
The Integrated Medical Centre was established in 2013 in response to the Medicare Rebate freeze. At that time, North Yarra Community Health (now Cohealth) needed to diversify its income to remain viable so it could continue to provide quality community health services to the inner north of Melbourne. This social enterprise born from innovation continues to be strong support to Cohealth and allows those without medicare coverage to access health services at Cohealth community centres. Something to consider; with most Aussies expecting free healthcare under medicare.
Our founders turned an idea to launch a private billing medical practice that would fund community health projects into a reality. In July 2013 we launched as The Integrated Medical Centre, complete with two GPs, a practice nurse and supporting podiatry, psychology and physiotherapy services. Today we have 8 GPs, 3 nurses and full-time podiatry, physiology therapy and psychology services. The idea was to take a more holistic approach to combating the inequity of the healthcare, with 100% of our profits funding womens health, child health and family support services provided by Cohealth. In 2017 we launched TIMC occupational medicine, a service to provide fit to work medicals and health information to industry; funding child and maternal health programs around inner Melbourne to empower families in need.