Priceline Pharmacy on Bridge St is now home to Benalla’s first bulk-billing GP clinic, the Benalla Healthcare Centre (BHC).
BHC is not only the newest GP clinic in town, it is the only one that bulk-bills.
Sam Ruknudeen, who purchased the business in 2016, said it was always the intention to expand into a one-stop-shop where people could see a GP and get a prescription from a pharmacist.
‘‘We have hired a doctor who was based in Kyabram. Dr Basit Khan is a fully qualified GP and a bulk billing acupuncturist,’’ Sam said.
‘‘We opened the clinic on March 19 and since then we have been close to capacity every day.
‘‘As demand increases we will hire more GPs, but so far the clinic has been a big success.
‘‘We are open from 8.30am to 5.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 3pm on Sundays.
‘‘In the long term we plan to open seven days a week and on public holidays.’’
With a great location and the ability to bulk-bill the clinic is sure to go from strength to strength and Sam is excited to see the project come together.
●To make an appointment you can either pop into Priceline on Bridge St or phone the clinic on 57622803.
●For more information, visit Priceline Pharmacy Benalla on Facebook.