About Crafter Health

The Crafter Health Vision and Mission

At Crafter Health, our mission is to deliver superior medical care to patients, their families, and the broader Mitcham Community. We embrace individuals from diverse backgrounds, encompassing differences in gender, culture, language, and religion, with a commitment to delivering comprehensive and inclusive healthcare.

Guided by the core values of compassion, honesty, respect, trust, excellence, and integrity, we integrate these principles into every facet of our work. Our dedication extends beyond current patients to inspire and nurture the next generation of doctors, encouraging them to embark on fulfilling careers in general practice.

Recognising the pivotal role of the doctor-patient relationship in fostering optimal medical care, we prioritise understanding each individual’s unique history and social circumstances. At Crafter Health, we strive for excellence, aiming to be a trusted partner in the health and well-being of our community.

Location

Situated south of Cross Road at 126 Belair Road, just 5kms from the city centre. The practice is located conveniently near the Mitcham shopping precinct. There are allied health services nearby, including a physiotherapy and dental practice, pharmacies, pathology collection centres and a radiology practice. There is ample on-site parking.

Atmosphere

Crafter Health’s state of the art clinic was built in 2023. We are proud of our warm, friendly and fully computerised clinic and its emphasis on traditional family medicine. The two waiting areas are comfortably air-conditioned, and there is cooled filtered water. There is wheelchair access to the building and a ceiling hoist patient lifter provides safe and comfortable chair to bed transfers for people requiring examination and/or treatment.

Providing Continuity of Care

In an attempt to provide the best continuity of care for all patients the clinic is organised into four units of doctors. If a patient’s usual doctor is absent, a member of their unit, or a covering doctor, is usually available during office hours.

Training Medical Students and Registrars

Crafter Health has a proud tradition of being a teaching practice for over thirty years. Our involvement with medical students from Flinders University goes back to the late 1980s, and we have been an accredited training practice for GP registrars since 2006. Crafter Health is now accredited for training GPT1 through to GPT3 registrars under the auspices of the RACGP, the GP Training Programme for Australia.

We are passionate about general practice and firmly believe that primary care occupies a key position in addressing the ongoing health needs of the community we serve. We advocate for social justice issues and we believe that primary health care physicians will be the change agents for the future.

The practice provides a high-quality teaching and learning environment for the next generation of GPs through involvement with the RACGP Training Program, with all owner doctors and some of the Independent Medical Practitioners forming part of the education team. Dr Johanna Kilmartin is the primary GP supervisor for registrars and is responsible for overseeing training requirements and administrative matters.

Indigenous Acknowledgement

Crafter Health acknowledges that we work, live and play on the land of the Kaurna people whose spiritual sovereignty flows through the generations. We pay our respects to their elders, who were and who are, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of the Kaurna people today.

Practice History

Did you know that Crafter Health has been in existence in one form or another for over 130 years? Read more on the Practice History page.