Gippsland Region Public Health Unit
The Gippsland Region Public Health Unit (GRPHU) is led by Latrobe Regional Hospital.
GRPHU is responsible for managing and responding to public health issues in Gippsland including West Gippsland, South Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Central Gippsland and East Gippsland – with a combined population of more than 271,000 people.
The current focus includes end-to-end COVID-19 contact tracing, case and contact follow-up and support, as well as outbreak management with the aim of building strong relationships with community partners, general practitioners and other hospital-based services.
GRPHU links closely with the Department of Health to provide a state-wide system of public health delivery and oversight.
Our focus is to:
- Strengthen the public health response to COVID-19
- Be closer to, and more engaged with, our local communities
- Provide more efficient care and public health functions, such as testing, contact tracing, case and outbreak management
- Rapidly respond to new cases and outbreaks
For the most up to date COVID-19 testing and vaccination information in Gippsland, please visit the Gippsland Public Health Unit (GRPHU) Facebook page via the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Medical---health/Gippsland-Region-Public-Health-Unit-132585535647242/
If you are looking to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, including boosters, you can book online via https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment. You can also call 1800 675 398, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm. For an interpreter, press zero (0).
GRPHU Community Newsletter
We distribute a monthly community newsletter that includes information about our local public health response, vaccination stats and a Gippsland COVID-19 snapshot to keep you in the loop.
Alternatively, you can catch up here: