News - Rooms for Hire
Bass Coast Community Health Service (BCCHS) is pleased to be able to offer therapy/treatment rooms for hire to visiting qualified health professionals, on either a short term or regular arrangement. Corporate/administrative support can also be negotiated.
Nurse Practitioner Clinics in the Waterline areas A SUCCESS!
The clinics are now open in Corinella and Grantville and the Nurse Practitioners have been embraced and welcomed by the community including the local youth right through to the older person.
Feedback on the easier access to primary health care has been received "It was so convenient being able to walk to the clinic rather than trying to organise an appointment around minimal public transport in the area. It took just an hour out of my day which could normally take anything up to 5 hours. Thank you for servicing the community locally"
Appoinments can be made for Grantville or Corinella by phoning our receptionist on 5671 9200. Endorsed Nurse Practitioner, Deb Garvey (pictured centre) and Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Jo Kelly (pictured left) have been appointed to conduct the clinics. Jeanette Draper, project worker (pictured far right) assisted in the development and implementation of the model of care, a government initiative.
Still unsure what a Nurse Practioner can do for you, click here for the answers to frequently asked questions
The Mens Shed
Come and celebrate the official opening of the San Remo Men's Shack!
The Shack is part of the Mens Shed Program that is a movement across Australia providing paticular support to men's health and wellness in a familar environment.
The vision for men’s sheds is to:
- Ease the transition of men from full-time employment to other activities in retirement;
- Establish a place for men that enabled social interaction and activities to maintain the health and wellbeing of those men;
- Provide support to men in need of help arising from mental illness or other d ebilitating illnesses;
- Build a culture in the sheds where all men are welcome and where mutual respect and trust are paramount;
- Provide an additional link between the primary health network and the many men who have no regular contact with that network;
- Become a focal point in the community for the identification of men’s health issues and actions to resolve those issues.
Two exciting programs
1) Step Up and Stay Up program!
Are you unsteady on your feet? Have you had a fall or near fall? Have you got a fear of falling?
This new program, run at our Cowes location, is designed to build your confidence to live a healthy active lifestyle on your feet. Call us now and join us for a 6 week program run on Thursdays.
2) The Life! Program, Helping you prevent diabetes, heart disease and stroke'
Life! program is a type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention program run by a health professional.
The program is tailored to you over 6 months and proven to work in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes and preventing or managing cardio vascular disease. Paul Greenhalgh BCCHS Primary Care Nurse will lead you through the steps towards managing your health and making better health choices to live a healthier lifestyle.
Did you know?
The Biggest risk factor in cervical cancer is not being screened every two years.
Three out of four women who develop cervical cancer have either never had a Pap test or havent had one in the past 5 years!!!
The good news is Bass Coast Community Health Service (BCCHS) are now offering Pap test appointments within your local area.
131 450 and ask them to telephone Bass Coast Community Health Service