The Blackburn Clinic was established by Emeritus Professor Neil Carson AO in 1952 and the premises was completely rebuilt in 1992.
Blackburn Clinic Medical Services provides administrative, business and clinical support and facilities to a variety of doctors. Blackburn Clinic is also a Licensed Travel Vaccination Centre. We support general practitioners at three suites within the same building at 195 Whitehorse Road. Patients are welcome to see the GPs at any of:
Suite 5—Blackburn Clinic and
Suite 2– Blackburn Specialist Centre and
Suite 8 – Blackburn Clinic Carson Suite.
The fees, policies and procedures are uniform across all sites. All sites have secure access to patient clinical data and share the same system for patient appointments.
Please see the Doctors page for the details of which GPs consult at each Suite.
When the Blackburn Specialist Centre and the Carson Suite are closed, patients are welcome to attend the Blackburn Clinic suite.
The doctors who choose to provide services from Blackburn Clinic sites are committed to providing the highest level of medical care for all patients, of varying ages and needs.
Blackburn Clinic is a teaching practice for Monash University and the University of Melbourne, and is an accredited training practice with the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Registrars from the Eastern Victoria GP Training Provider do supervised rotations at Blackburn Clinic -we support qualified Doctors to become excellent GPs!
We participate in the MedicineInsight program, which is overseen by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. De-identified patient data is shared with the Commission for the purpose of providing real-world insights into how health technologies, medicines (including vaccines) and medical tests are used in primary care. These insights provide quality improvement measures for clinical practice and health outcomes for patients, and support policy development and identify areas of need in primary health care and population health. See our Patient Info page for further detail or to opt-out.
Blackburn Clinic, the general practice at Blackburn Specialist Centre and Blackburn Clinic Carson Suite are fully accredited practices with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited, the body set up by the Government and the profession to foster high standards of general practice. Patient medical records could be confidentially reviewed as part of the accreditation process by AGPAL surveyors.
In 2022 Blackburn Clinic celebrated 70 years of excellence in General Practice.
It is fitting that in March 2022 the Carson Suite was opened, which is situated on the section of land at 195 Whitehorse Road that held Neil Carson’s house. He consulted from his house when he founded the practice in 1952.