Better Health Network General Medical Practice South Melbourne

At BHN, we understand that health care is a lifelong journey. As a healthcare provider, we strive to keep you healthy for as long as possible, not just when you are unwell.

Why BHN?

As an AGPAL accredited general practice, BHN’s doctors provide high-quality, comprehensive, and compassionate care to their patients in South Melbourne.

With over 40 years of experience providing primary health services in Victoria, BHN offers extensive health and wellbeing services.


You can speak confidentially about your health concerns at BHN GP clinics around Melbourne in an understanding, comfortable and safe environment. We are committed to managing and treating your health needs, as well as preventing illnesses and diseases.

South Melbourne:

Dr Belinda McDonald 

Dr Claire Denness 

Dr Esther Belleli 

Dr Melissa Franks

Dr Joseph Sherman

Dr Julie Tindall


Our GP Services

BHN offers bulk billing services for people of all ages and needs.

Feeling Unwell?

BHN can help you with anything from a common cold to more serious issues. Bulk billed GP appointments are available in:

South Melbourne
Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm

Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm

If you have an urgent need, please call us as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you with an emergency appointment.

Women’s Health

BHN is here to provide women with special and individualized healthcare throughout their lives. Among the services provided by our South Melbourne GPs are sexual health, cervical pap smears, breast checks, contraceptive advice, pregnancy care, including family planning and postnatal care, menopause care, skin care, and healthy lifestyle advice.

Men’s Health

We at BHN encourage men of all ages to take a proactive approach to their health. South Melbourne doctors are here to support you with sexual health care, prostate health, risk factor identification, and healthy lifestyle advice whether you’re feeling unwell or seeking prevention.

Senior’s Health

A fact of life is that as we age, we become more susceptible to disease and illness. BHN understands that seniors need special care to maintain a healthy, independent, and active lifestyle. Our South Melbourne doctors provide routine health checkups for seniors to help identify health risks, develop treatments and management plans, review medications, and support healthy lifestyles.

Children’s Health

Our South Melbourne doctors provide comprehensive paediatric services to care for your child’s health, growth, and development. You can trust our friendly doctors to ensure your child feels safe and comfortable during their appointment, whether they are due for an immunisation, a general check-up, or feeling unwell. BHN always gives high priority to sick children, and if their need is urgent, we will see them on the same day.

Specialist Services

BHN also offers GP and specialist services, such as:

Travel Medicine

We can provide you with travel vaccinations and general travel health advice if you’re travelling for pleasure or business.

Skin Cancer Checks

Book a skin check-up with our doctors if you have any concerns about suspicious spots or moles.


Our team of experienced physiotherapists can help you if you are suffering from joint or muscle pain or injury. Find out more about physiotherapy services near you.


Our podiatry services provide specialised care for problems with your feet and lower legs. Find out more about podiatry services near you.

Oral Care

Please visit our South Melbourne Dentist service page for information about oral care and dentistry.


Make an Appointment

Our GP service is available:

South Melbourne
Monday to Thursday from 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday’s 8:30am – 1:00pm.

Book Your Appointment

We welcome new clients. Call 132 246 (132 BHN) to speak with our friendly staff.

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