Visiting Services

  • Speech Pathologist
  • Maternal And Child Health
  • Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • Dietician
  • Optometrist
  • Paediatrician
  • Home Medication Review (HMR) Pharmacist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Mental Health / AOD Nurses
Speech Pathologist

Our visiting speech pathologist works with children, adolescent and adults who have difficulty communicating through speech and language, or those who have trouble eating and drinking safely.

Benefits include:

  • Improvement in verbal communication
  • Help for difficulties with swallowing

Appointments are available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All appointments require a referral from your GP.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

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When

Friday 9 – 4:30pm

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Where

Home visits in the Southern Metropolitan Region

Maternal And Child Health

Our visiting maternal and child health services are provided by local councils through maternal child health nurses. The services include child health monitoring, parent support, early identification of health and development concerns, health promotion and education.

Benefits include:

  • Support for children’s health
  • Education for health and development concerns

This service is provided by the Casey Cardinia Council and Greater City of Dandenong and is available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with young children.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

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When

Thursday / Friday Co-ordinated by the Maternal and Child Health Nurse

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Where

3 Carroll Avenue Dandenong and home visits in the Southern Metropolitan Region

NOTE: appointments are co-ordinated by the Maternal and Child Health Nurse

Diabetes Nurse Educator

Our visiting diabetes nurse educator specialises in providing self-management education for people with diabetes.

Benefits include:

  • Information about what and when to eat, when to take medicine, how to check blood sugar, what to do for high or low sugars, and how to take care of your feet

This is a visiting Allied Health Service and appointments are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All appointments require a referral from your GP.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

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When

Thursday 9 – 5pm

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3 Carroll Avenue Dandenong and home visits in the Southern Metropolitan Region

Dietician

Our visiting dietician specialises in food and nutrition. They help promote general wellbeing through healthy eating and exercise.

Benefits include:

  • Improved health and fitness
  • Improved diet through more nutritional food

This is a visiting Allied Health Service and appointments are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All appointments require a referral from your GP.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

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When

Friday 9 – 4:30pm

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3 Carroll Avenue Dandenong and home visits in the Southern Metropolitan Region

Optometrist

Our visiting optometrist provides primary eye and vision care. They perform eye examinations and provide lenses to correct any problems with vision.

Benefits include:

  • Access to eye and vision care
  • Corrective lenses for vision problems

The optometry service is provided by the Royal College of Optometry to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients of all age groups.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

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When

First Wednesday of the month 9 – 5pm

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3 Carroll Avenue Dandenong

Paediatrician

Our visiting paediatricians provide medical care to infants, children and adolescents from birth up to the age of 21 years. They can also help to manage the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of their patients.

Benefits include:

  • Specialist medical care for babies, children and adolescents
  • Support for general wellbeing

Appointments are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents concerned with the health and wellbeing of their children. All appointments require a referral from your GP.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

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When

Every second Tuesday

1 – 5pm

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3 Carroll Avenue Dandenong

Home Medication Review (HMR) Pharmacist

Our visiting Home Medication Review Pharmacist offers medication reviews in client homes and at the Bunurong Health Service.

Benefits include:

  • Medication review post discharge from hospital
  • Diabetes and asthma medication reviews
  • Medication review for chronic care clients
  • Education and support for correct/safe use of medication devices

The HMR service is available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All appointments require a referral from your GP.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

Endocrinologist

Our visiting Endocrinologist is a Specialist who offers assessment and management for various chronic diseases.

Benefits include:

  • Specialised assessment for Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Thyroid, Adrenal, Hormone and Pituitary disorders
  • Education and management for improvement health

The Endocrinology service is available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All appointments require a referral from your GP.

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.

Mental Health / AOD Nurses

Our visiting mental health and / or alcohol and drug nurses provide therapeutic support for adolescents and adults who are seeking assistance in their recovery for mental health and / or alcohol and drug use.

Benefits include:

  • Access to therapeutic supports to improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Access to therapeutic supports to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug use
  • Education and advocacy
  • Access to therapeutic supports for families and significant others

Our visiting mental health and alcohol and drug (Dual diagnosis) service is provided by nurses who are credentialed as a mental health nurse (CMHN) and / or drug and alcohol nurse (CDAN).

To make an appointment, contact reception at Bunurong Health Service on (03) 9794 5933.