Colac Area Health Community Services provides programs that promote health and wellbeing across the Colac district.

Community Services offers a range of family friendly programs that can be provided either on site or at your home.

Allied Health 

The Colac Area Health Allied Health Team offer a range of programs and services that provide assessment, treatment and care to protect, restore and maintain optimal function.  The aim is to support diagnosis, recovery and quality of life. Access to allied health care can increase a person’s mobility, independence and ability to care for themselves. It can also help reduce the risk of complications in chronic conditions or following illness or injury.

Access to Allied Health Services:

  • Self-Referral is accepted for most services - contact Reception 5232 5100.
  • Doctor referral is required for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation services
  • Private Podiatry, Dietetics and Diabetes Education is available – private insurance extras or Chronic Disease Management Plan (completed by a Doctor) can be used-bulk billed
  • We are a registered NDIS Provider of Allied Health services

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Supported by the Victorian Government
 

Community Nursing

The Community Nursing Service provides home-based health care to assist clients to recover following discharge from hospital and ensure they are linked to longer term community support services as necessary. Community Nursing helps to avoid unnecessary hospital stays by providing acute care at home and supporting people to stay healthy in the community. Services include:

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health
Supported by the Victorian Government 

 

Family and Community Programs

The Family and Community Programs team provide support, counselling and care to the wider community on matters that affect individual and family lifestyles. These include:

 

Co-Located Services

To ensure the community have access to a broad range of quality services, Colac Area Health services and programs are enhanced and complimented by visiting and co-located services including:

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