The Melbourne Therapy Centre, founded in 1986 from an inspiration of 2 cancer patients, Maxine Hewit and Anne Hapke, along with AHP’s and medical doctors who believed that disease affected more than the physical body and that therapies which addressed a patient’s mind and spirit were necessary for healing.

One such approach is termed Anthroposophic Medicine, based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner (phD) along with Dr Ita Wegman (MD).

Steiner also gave us Biodynamic agriculture, Waldorf schools and specific therapies for patients.

The anthroposophic medical approach is designed to complement conventional medicine.

The Centre’s Doctors medical practitioners  are fully registered GP’s who have training in Integrative and Anthroposophic Medicine in addition to their conventional practices.

Our doctor’s approaches will include looking at the physical, psychological and spiritual health of patients, as well as the impact of a person’s environment and social context.  Our doctors seek to understand the entire picture of a patient’s disease.

Anthroposophic medical care in the Centre involves a range of therapies offered by allied health professionals with various specialisations.

You can see who works at the Centre by visiting the Practitioners or Therapies pages.

Donating to the Melbourne Therapy Centre

The Melbourne Therapy Centre is a registered non profit organisation incorporated in the state of Victoria.

Our ABN is 78 095 073 380.  Even though the Melbourne Therapy Centre does not have Gift recipient status with the Australian Taxation Office and donations are no longer deductable, your donation will assist in building a stronger & sustainable future.

Internet Banking: The Melbourne Therapy Centre, National Australia Bank BSB 083-343, Account No. 04 855 5865.

For credit card donations call Jenny Black on (03) 9876 3011

Melbourne Therapy Centre Accreditation

The Melbourne Therapy Centre is a fully accredited medical practice having met the Royal College of General Practitioners Standards (5th Edition) in March 2020.  Accreditation # I. D. 5049.  Accreditation is our way of demonstrating that we:

  • Respect the rights and needs of our patients
  • Are committed to improved patient outcomes
  • Have efficient practice systems
  • Have quality communication between patients and staff
  • Are committed to ongoing education
  • Have an enhanced patient environment

Privacy Act

Management of your personal Health Information. Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.

Emailing your Doctor

Appointments are not usually made via email except in certain circumstances. Patients may email The Melbourne Therapy Centre and the email will be referred to the doctor concerned. Some Doctors will correspond via email but generally do not. Reception staff acknowledge receipt of email.

Your Rights

If you have a problem, we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to talk to your doctor or receptionist.  You may prefer to write to us or use our suggestion box. We take your concerns, suggestions and complaints seriously. However, if you wish to take the matter further and feel that you need to discuss the matter outside of the Centre, you can contact: The Victorian Health Services Commissioner, Level 30, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000 Telephone 03 8601 5200.

The Therapy Centre is Crowdfunding for more space

Over the next 2-3 years the MTC is building:

  • Extra consulting rooms
  • Expanding our medical/nursing treatment area
  • A new multi-purpose therapy room

To do this we need to raise $100,000 by December 7. Your donations big or small, $5 or $500 will be vital for the Centre’s growth.

Administrative and Reception Staff:

Jennifer Black, Leeanne Hutchison, Natalie Pascoe, Rachael Standfield and Kathryn Allen.

Patrons of the MTC

Professor Avni Sali – MB, BS, PhD, FRACS, FACS, FACNEM, Founding Head National Institute of Integrative Medicine, Epworth Research Centre, President, International Council of Integrative Medicine

Professor Marc Cohen MBBS (Hons), PhD (Elec. Eng.), PhD (TCM), B. Med Sc (Hons), FAMAC. Past Head of the Department of Complementary Medicine at RMIT University and past President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)

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