Fifty schools in Queensland will have a GP doctor attached to their universities by May next year in a pilot program announced by the state government on Wednesday.
Mabel Park County High School in Slax Creek, near Logan, south of Brisbane, is the first school to try out the program, and GP has been visiting its campus once a week since 2019.
Prime Minister Anastasia Palashuk said on her social media accounts that the trial would be expanded and that doctors would consult with students at no cost.
“GPS will be based in 50 Queensland schools to make it easier for students to access the health care they need,” the prime minister announced.
“Every Queenslander should be able to book an appointment with a doctor. For many young people, seeing a doctor is often difficult and time consuming.
“By May 2022, the school pilot program will be implemented for 50 secondary schools across the state.”
The 50 selected schools are spread across the state.
Southeastern campuses include Brisbane SHS, Ipswich SHS, Brocken Ridge SHS, Brisbane South Frontier College, Gap SHS, Everton Park SHS, Number State College, , Beanley SHS, Alexandra Hills SHS and Marsden SHS.