Yea Community Health

The following services are available through Yea Community Health Services and is provided safely in relation to COVID-19. Phone or video appointments are also options. Call 5736 0400 to discuss appointment times/dates.

YDMH is not a Registered NDIS provider and our Community Health staff are not Medicare service providers

Diabetes Educator

Managing and living well with diabetes is a team effort. It involves you, your family and a team of health professionals to back you up. Because diabetes affect people in different ways, it is recommended that you see a Diabetes Educator. 

A diabetes Educator is a health professional who has expertise in diabetes education. They help people to manage their diabetes or pre diabetes by providing personal care and support. Additionally, they will help you to make a plan to manager your diabetes and overcome challenges. They will use the latest evidence based information and give you advice that fits with your lifestyle and culture. 

Working with your doctor and other health professionals such as a diabetes educator, dietitian and psychologist can help you lead the healthiest possible life with your diabetes. 



  • 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


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.


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


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
    • Personal and family relationship problems
    • Eating disorders
    • Adjustment to physical illness
    • Addictive behaviours
    • Parenting support
    • Stress
    • Grief

Paediatric 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.


  • The fees charged by Yea Community Health Services are based on the Community Health Fees Policy as directed by the Department of Health.
  • YDMH is not a Registered NDIS provider and our Community Health staff are not Medicare service providers

The structure of these fees is as follows:

Community Health schedule of fees (effective July 2019)



Activity / population type




 Fee payable
Low income VictoriansMedium income VictoriansHigh income Victorians
Financially dependent childrenParents of financially dependent children may be charged if they are not low income.Nil$15.60Full cost recovery
Health promotion and group activitiesAgencies may charge a fee for group activities.$7.90$7.90Full cost recovery
Community health nursingChargeable services$10.30$15.60Full cost recovery
Counselling/casework consultationsNo charge for low and medium income clientsNilNilFull cost recovery

Allied health consultations provided by Yea Community Health

·       Dietetics

·       Diabetes Education

·       Paediatric Speech Pathology

Chargeable services$10.30$15.60Full cost recovery
Interpreting NilNilNil
Initial needs identification NilNilNil
Other services and items (such as report writing, court attendance, information material, secondary consultations)

Where appropriate, such service fees may be charged even when associated with a service that does not attract a fee (e.g. counselling provided to a low income person).

Fees should be levied in a manner consistent with the exemptions and capping provisions included in this policy.

Agency may set feesAgency may set feesAgency may set fees

Income ranges 2019

   The Community Health income ranges are based on the Centrelink Income Test for pensioners.


Low income

 Medium income

High income


< $39,089

> $39,089

 < $86,208

> $86,208


< $59,802

> $59,802

 < $115,245

> $115,245

Family (one child)

< $66,009

> $66,009

 < $118,546

> $118,546


 (plus $6,206 per additional child)


Waiting Lists

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


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

All appointments will meet COVID-19 safety requirements

Private Allied Health Services

Yea & District Memorial Hospital has some private providers utilising various spaces in our buildings, to help provide a range of healthcare services to our community. These services do not come under our Community Health Fee structure. Fees and charges are in accordance with each individual service. Please enquire about fees when making an appointment. 

This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Podiatry 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Psychology