Central General Practice opened its doors in 1981 at 24 Highett St with one doctor, Dr Ross Gilham, and a receptionist/nurse, Pat Webb. Marg Elliott joined the reception staff soon afterwards.
The Practice was purchased in 1987 by Will Twycross and Kerrie Davis, and continued to expand. In 1989 it moved from its original premises to one of Mansfield’s best locations, a Federation period double brick home opposite the sports ground and Council buildings, half way between the main street and the hospital.
It has grown through two major renovations and the addition of a whole new wing, and now employs fifteen staff.
The practice has also for many years provided medical services to outlying clinics at Jamieson, Bonnie Doon, Geelong Grammar’s Timbertop Campus, and Mt Buller.
Current and past doctors have all been Visiting Medical Officers at the Mansfield District Hospital, where for over thirty years they have provided inpatient and outpatient (emergency) care, as well as Obstetrics and Anaesthetics.
The Practice is accredited with both Bogong Regional Training Network and the University of Melbourne to train both registrars and medical students in general practice.