Yea Community Health

The following services are available through Yea Community Health Services:

Diabetes Educator

Provides education, support and advice to people with or at risk of diabetes.

Dietitian

Assessments:

  • Assess your or your child’s nutritional needs.

Dietary Education and Counselling:

Provide dietary recommendations to help manage medical conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight or Obesity
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders
  • Underweight
  • Food allergies & intolerances
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Children’s fussy eating or growth issues
  • Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease

Advice: 

Provide practical and individual advice on healthy eating, grocery shopping, label reading, budgeting, eating out, preparing food at home and recipe medication. Provide strategies to assist with improving your child’s intake. Assess the appropriateness of, and need for, community supports.

Counselling

Providing information, support and counselling to both families and individuals.

Psychologist

Works with clients to bring about positive change in their life. Open to people of all ages who are experiencing mental or physical health problems. This may include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Serious and enduring mental illness
  • Personal and family relationship problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Adjustment to physical illness
  • Neurological disorders
  • Addictive behaviours

Paediatrict Speech Pathology

Service provided in Kinglake only. Speech pathology for children up to the age of five.

Service Areas

The following areas are covered by Yea Community Health Services:

  • Yea
  • Toolangi
  • Glenburn
  • Highlands
  • Kinglake
  • Strath Creek
  • Flowerdale

Visits to areas outside those listed above may be negotiated on request.

Fees

The fees charged by Yea Community Health Services are based on the Community Health Fees Policy as directed by the Department of Health.

The structure of these fees is as follows:

  • No charge for children under 18 years of age.
  • Other fee levels are on a sliding scale and are subject to criteria.
Household Income Level Low Income  Medium Income  High Income
Single <$39,089 Single > $39,089 < $86,208 Single > $ 86,208
Couple <$59,802 Couple > $59, 602 < $115,245 Couple. $ 115, 245
Family (1 child) < $66,009 Family (1 child) > $66,009 < $118,546 Family > $118,546
Plus $6,206 per additional child Plus $6,206 per additional child Plus $6,206 per additional child
Service  Low Income  Medium Income  High Income
Community Nursing  $10.30 per visit $15.60 per visit  Full cost recovery
Counsellor/Psychology No charge  No charge Full cost recovery 
Diabetes Educator $10.30 per session  $15.60 per session  Full cost recovery 
Dietitian $10.30 per session  $15.60 per session  Full cost recovery 
Speech Pathology (Paediatrics) No charge  $15.60 per session  Full cost recovery 

Waiting Lists

A waiting list may occur and priority is given to those with the highest assessed need.

Appointments

To make or enquire about an appointment please call: 5736 0410