APPOINTMENTS Allied Health services require
For an appointment please call:
|T: 5671 9200
T: 5671 3500
T: 5951 2100
Our Allied Health Team at Bass Coast Community Health Service (BCCHS) provide an arrangement of services that can be tailored to your individual needs, long or short term.
Some of these services available to you from Allied Health are:
- Foot Care Clinic
- Occupational Therapy
- Referrals & support
The services provided by allied health are affordable and accessible through the generosity of our funding bodies, the community and donators. The wait for our services vary from time to time pending on the demand therefore it is suggested you ring early to ensure your case is introduced to the team and assessed for priority.
Strictest confidentially is adhered to by all employees at BCCHS.
When you visit our locations a friendly welcoming smile is guaranteed and you can be confident you will be treated as a person, there are no numbers here.
Podiatry deals with the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of medical conditions of the feet.
Priority of access to the Podiatrist is given to people with Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis where potential high risk foot problems can occur.
Nail surgery under local anaesthesia is also available following assessment for suitability.
A nail cutting and wound management service for low risk client s that are unable to address their own foot care needs due to medical conditions such as Arthritis and low vision is available.
Provision of generalist clinical physiotherapy assessment and treatment, and advice with respect to gait aids, treatment for musculoskeletal complaints including, but not limited to arthritis and lower back pain. Assistance with rehabilitation following joint replacement or stroke, health promotion and health education programs including Cardiac Rehabilitation and Strength Training are also offered.
The Occupational Therapist assists both adult and paediatric clients to adapt to their social, emotional and physical disabilities and to maintain their independence and safety.
Occupational Therapists provide home and community visits to work with individuals and their families to devise strategies, recommend modifications and provide equipment such as shower stools, rails and wheelchairs to assist in the activities of daily living.
The Dietician offers comprehensive adult and paediatric advice and counselling on all areas of nutrition. This service includes individual and group consultation and education for clients with Diabetes, Cardiovascular conditions, weight management, eating disorders and body image issues. Assistance is also available for clients requiring dietary advice for conditions including general nutrition for children, teenagers, adults and older people. Oncology, gastro intestinal disorders, celiac disease, food intolerance are some examples of health concerns we can support you through.
Counsellors provide counselling to a broad range of community clients with a range of issues that includes, but is not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family relationships, family violence, mental health, drought relief and adolescent and child issues. A qualified Social Worker is also available to provide guidance and support to individuals with practical issues that may be compounding their difficulties. Such things may include housing, finances and referrals to other appropriate services.
Referral into any of the services offered by Bass Coast Community Health Service may be made by health professionals, family, friends or self.
Referrals are received by telephoning 5671 9200, via the S2S system and via FAX 5678 5595. Once a referral has been received the client will be contacted, assessed for priority of access and offered the next available appointment. Due to demand for some services clients that are not assessed as a high priority may be placed on a waitlist prior to being offered an appointment.