Community Health

Kirrae is a Nationally Accredited Health Service against the QIC Health and Community Services Standards.

We understand that in order to have an impact on health, people need to feel secure, safe and have a sense of belonging and connectedness.  As a result many of our programs are socially based and community orientated.

We provide Primary Health Care, including onsite Bulk Billed GP services, eye and ear services, speech pathology, health education, disability and aged care services, children's programs, Social, Emotional and Wellbeing services including counselling and advocacy, Drug and Alcohol services and much more.

Each year we host a variety of annual events including an immunisation night 'Flu Night!', a fishing competition, World No Tobacco Day and NAIDOC celebrations.  We also regularly host Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and in 2019 relaunched a wonderful day recognising Close The Gap Day, filled with healthy activities, great food, great company and visiting service providers.

Clinical Services

 

  • Register nurse onsite

  • Visiting doctors

  • Maternal child health nurse

  • Podiatry

  • Health promotion

  • Chronic illness management

  • Health screening

  • Aged care packages

  • HACC

  • Health education

  • Transport for medical appointments

  • Ante natal care

  • Drug and Alcohol

  • Centrelink

  • Employment agencies

  • South West Aboriginal Health Partnership

  • Optometry

  • Immunisations

  • Tackling Indigenous Smoking

Community Programs

(see services tabs)

  • Health and Wellbeing programs

  • Holiday Activities

  • Weekly Play Group (proudly operating since 2003)

  • Men's and Women's Activities

  • Physical Activity Groups

  • Planned Activity Groups

  • Community Luncheons

  • Walking

  • Gym Groups

  • Social, Emotional and wellbeing Service

  • Advocacy for clients with agencies

  • Eg. Centrelink, TAFE, Brophy Youth Agency, WDEA, DHS, Dept of Justice, Dept. of Education, Mainsteam Health Services and Providers

Fruit Program

Do you have a current health assessment?

We hand deliver 14 pieces of fruit each week during school term to all children in the community.  the only requirement is they have an annual health assessment - easy peasy! 

 

Aunty Ann and Teneshia are our Aboriginal Health Workers and are on the health assessment job.

Gym and Swim

Do you have a current health assessment?

Current clients of the health service are granted free access to our Gym and Swim program through Aquazone in Warrnambool.  Must be a regular client  and have an annual health assessment - again - it's easy peasy! 

 

Not sure if your health assessment (often called a 715) is current?

Ask us - we can let you know.  EASY!!