Community Services

Yarrawonga Health Community Services is located in the Health Hub accessed via Entrance 3 from Piper Street.Community Services provides a team-based suite of services to people living in the community of all ages.

On referral to a service a comprehensive intake assessment to make sure that all aspects of your care are considered and programs may include individual or group therapies.

Yarrawonga Health Community Services provides the following services:

Allied Health

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work/Counselling
  • Speech Pathology

Health Promotion

Homelessness Support Service

For further information please contact Health Hub reception on (03) 5743 8501.

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Community Health Nursing

The Community Health Nurse provides health assessments, education and health promotion for the community, including child, youth and family health. This may include:

Group health education on a range of health related issues such as;

  • asthma,
  • women’s/men’s health issues,
  • osteoporosis
  • diabetes

Individual consultations for general health checks such as

Asthma Education

Breast Care

Cancer Support

Health Coaching

Health Promotion in schools eg. Party Safe and Body Image

Pregnancy Testing and Advice

QUIT program

Reproductive Health

Self Management of Chronic Disease

 

 

Dietetics

The Dietitian is able to provide nutritional advice to promote good health. This may include –

Personal consultation on issues such as healthy eating, diabetes, weight change, allergies, sports nutrition and cardiovascular disease.

Help with planning healthy meals and healthy lifestyle.

School programs (eg. Kids Go For Your Life and the Smiles for Miles Program).

Health promotion education on topics such as healthy eating, healthy bones, diabetes, healthy heart and healthy weight.

 

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy can help you to better manage day to day activities. This may include:

Individual therapy to address difficulties in specific tasks (eg. Showering, dressing, eating, community access and activities, home duties).

Advice on aides and equipment eg. grab rails, shower chairs, alarms and scooters.

Assisting you to make changes in managing your daily activities.

Home assessment and modification to promote independence and safety.

Group education sessions on topics such as stress management, falls prevention, arthritis, manual handling, etc.

Pressure care advice.

 

 

Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapist can assess and treat people with a range of pain and movement problems to help maintain a fit and healthy body. This may include:

Outpatient physiotherapy (management of musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, pain, exercise).

Mobility assessments and provision of walking aids.

Assessment and management of falls and balance problems.

Antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy.

Rehabilitation following injuries or surgery.

Strength Training Programs/Cardiac Rehabilitation

 

 

Podiatry

Podiatry offers treatment for a vast array of foot-related complaints and offers advice on strategies that can be used to prevent problems occurring. This may include:

Nail reduction.

Corn and callus reduction.

Assessment and referral for orthotics.

Foot-care for diabetic and chronic disease patients.

 

Social Work/Counselling

The Social Worker/Counsellor provides social support and counselling on a range of family or personal issues. This may include:

Self-esteem, Anger Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues and Stress Management.

Work and Study Issues.

Pregnancy Counselling.

Income support information

Information about and referral to appropriate services within the community.

Information and support for carers.

Education Programs.

oHealth Promotion: Grief & Loss Support Group, Stress Management, Exercise Your Mood, Healthy Weight/Healthy Mind, Baby Blues & PND.

 

 

Speech Pathology (Paediatric)

Provides assessment & treatment for children under school age with communication difficulties. This may include difficulties with speech, language, voice and fluency.Speech Pathology also assists children with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

  • Therapy may be provided in either group or individual programs.

 

 

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion department provides a co-ordinated approach to delivering programs that aim to address the health needs of the Yarrawonga and district community.A wide range of health promotion activities are held throughout the year which reflect the National, State, Hume region and sub regional priorities.

 

 

Homelessness Support Service

This service provides support, case management, referral and information to individuals/families who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. This may include -

Assistance in accessing transitional and crisis accommodation options

Support, referral and assistance for those at risk of homelessness or who are homeless

Advice and referral for tenancy issues

Bond assistance for low-income earners