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Gippsland Region Public Health Unit


About us

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


Latest News

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:[]
If you are looking to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, including boosters, you can book online via You can also call 1800 675 398, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm. For an interpreter, press zero (0).

For general public health enquiries, you may contact the GRPHU directly via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also call 5173 5451, 7 days a week, 9.30am to 6pm.


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.

If you’d like to receive the community newsletter directly to your inbox, email Communications Advisor Tracy VanderZalm on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Alternatively, you can catch up here:

October 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter





Our tax time appeal for mums-to-be

Help us bring the next generation of Gippslanders into the world safely. Support our appeal to purchase a new ultrasound machine.

The latest ultrasound equipment will provide our obstetricians and midwives with superior imaging quality of an unborn baby to monitor their growth and health. If we can pick up on changes in a baby's development, we may be in a better position to prevent complications during birth.

Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. 

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Mental Health Service Telephone: 1300 363 322
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PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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