Community Programs HACC Services

Community Programs HACC is a jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.
Ph: (03) 9419 3000 select option #4     Email: cpintake@vahs.org.au

Community Programs is a service with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. Our services are free and available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People, who are;

  • Older and/or frail, with a moderate, severe or profound disability.
  • Younger with a moderate, severe or profound disability.
  • Living with a severe chronic health condition which impacts on a daily life and remain living at home. (to be determined by your General Practitioner)

Community Programs is committed to upholding our cultural values and meeting the needs of our community, which includes people who have religious beliefs, or are straight, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, or Intersex (GLBTI).

Community Programs targets its services for people who have the greatest need for services and/or the greatest capacity to benefit from them.

Our aim is to be able to support our clients to live at home and in the community as independently as possible and to help improve existing conditions and avoid further health decline.

Active Koories

Community Programs also provides Active Koories. Active Koories is physical activity bases program which aims to improve existing conditions and prevent further health decline. It also provides a social outlet for participants, and is delivered in a culturally appropriate manner.

Aboriginal Health Workers

Aboriginal Health Workers can assist you to maintain your independence at home and in the community.

Intake and Assessment Officer

Can help you book an appointment with all services listed.

Aboriginal Health Worker/Community Nurse

Can help you with:

  • Outreach
  • Doctor’s home visit.
  • Wound management.
  • Health Assessments
  • Referrals both internal and external.

Allied Health Services

Physiotherapist

VAHS’ physiotherapist can help with arthritis, pain or injury or other musculoskeletal conditions. We can also help with poor balance or reduced mobility. Our physiotherapist will explain what is causing the problem and develop a treatment plan with you.

Occupational Therapist

VAHS’ Occupational Therapist can help you maximize your independence in day activities such as showering, dressing and shopping. Home safety can also be improved with rails, shower curtains and other equipment.

Dietician

VAHS’ Dietician can help you choose foods to manage (and prevent) your health concerns such as Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Underweight, Over-weight or gut issues.

Podiatrist

Can help with diagnosing and managing foot conditions, they can also help with managing lower limb mobility. We encourage people with diabetes to see a podiatrist at least once a year.

For more information please ask our staff for a copy of the Client Information Booklet, or to make an appointment for any of the services listed, please speak to our Intake and Assessment Officer.