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First Step is open for usual business hours every weekday (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm), with Tuesday and Thursdays staying open until 7pm.

First Step is a not-for-profit mental health, addiction and legal services hub in St Kilda. We operate a bulk-billing GP and allied health clinic, a pro bono legal service and many other services free to all Victorians.

First Step brings compassion and non-judgement to accessible, non-residential primary care. We offer an integrated combination of services that is truly unique in Australia. It’s easy to get help from First Step because:

  • Our services are free at the point of delivery (no cost to clients)
  • You don’t need a referral
  • It doesn’t matter where you live
  • We’re open late three days a week

The wrap-around model of service delivery at First Step is truly unique. Here’s the team:

  • GPs (general medicine, replacement pharmacotherapy, women’s health and more)
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • First Step Legal (advice, referral and representation)
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Care Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • Drug and Alcohol workers
  • Healthy Liver Clinic (Hep C nurses and specialists)
  • Work and Development Program (fine reduction)

To learn more about our clinical services (medicine, mental health, addiction) click here.

To learn more about First Step Legal and other non-clinical services click here.

Click here to see our client brochure.