News October 2017

October 1, 2017


Federation Clinic has recently been successful in joining the “Doctors in Schools Program” which is a Victorian Government project aimed at providing medical advice and health care in select secondary schools to those students most in need. Dr Jessica Madden is heading up this project across the campuses of Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Wodonga Middle Years College, supported by one of our Registered Nurses, Laura.

Students will be provided with the same services at the schools as they would in a GP clinic in the community. Clinical consulting rooms have been established at each of the schools to facilitate accessible, professional and confidential consultations. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the students for consultations with the GP on the school premises.

All students enrolled with the participating school will have access to the GP, subject to providing the required consent for the service. Each campus has provided information, including how to make an appointment, to students and their families through newsletters and other signage located at the schools.

Jessica and Laura provide services at each campus one day per week during school terms, attending during school hours to ensure appointments are accessible when most needed.


Federation Clinic welcomes Registered Nurse Laura Caldwell to the team. Laura will be working alongside Dr Jessica Madden as part of the Doctors in Schools Program, as well as working in the clinic with the rest of the team during school holidays.

Laura grew up in Wodonga and attended Mitchel Secondary College before completing a Bachelor of Nursing and a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery. Laura has worked in a variety of health settings as a nurse and midwife including Wodonga Hospital, King Edwards Hospital in Perth and the Albury-Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service. When not working Laura enjoys horse riding and spending time with her family.


In an emergency please call '000'.

Every effort is made to keep appointments running to time, however, due to the unpredictable nature of our work this is not always possible. Patients are encouraged to contact us prior to an appointment to check that the schedule is running to time.

Please give thought to the amount of time your appointment may require. If there are multiple or complex issues that need discussion, please let reception know when booking your appointment so that sufficient time can be allocated with the doctor.