What is Allied Health?
Allied Health professionals are health professionals that are not part of the medical, dental or nursing professions. They are university qualified practitioners with specialised expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses.
Our Allied Health team is located under one roof at 164 Inglis Street, Ballan, enabling us to offer a collaborative approach for community members, patients and aged care residents who are managing chronic conditions, recovering from injury or surgery, and for those who wish to improve their general wellbeing.
We are currently offering the below services, facilities and activities – please click a link to learn more.
- Aqua Circuit
- Beat It
- Chronic Disease Management
- Core Wellness
- Dietetics and Nutrition
- District Nursing Service
- Exercise Physiology
- Gymnasium and Hydrotherapy Pool
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
For more information, please call (03) 5366 7999.
Allied Health eNews – read the latest editions here:
- June 2021 – Allied Health eNews – Special Edition
- April 2021 – Allied Health eNews – Autumn Edition
- December 2020 – Allied Health eNews – Edition 6
- October 2020 – Allied Health eNews – Special Edition
- September 2020 – Allied Health eNews – Edition 4
- July 2020 – Allied Health eNews – Edition 3
- May 2020 – Allied Health eNews – Edition 2
- BDHC Allied Health Tool Kit – May 2020
- March 2020 – Allied Health eNews – Edition 1
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Hear from June about her Allied Health experience
“It’s about becoming stronger and fitter…”
‘Healthy Active Ageing in Ballan’ – a new program for over 65s
- Weekly guided exercise, to improve energy levels and encourage ongoing self-management
- Hands-on cooking classes, providing you with ideas for easy and nourishing meals
- Education on healthy ageing
When? The next lot of sessions will run from July to December 2021.
How long is the program? 12-16 weeks.
Women’s health support program
Having a baby affects you physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s important to look after all aspects of your health, so you can look after your baby.
Our women’s health support program has been designed to help mothers during the ante and post-natal period, and includes:
- Checking-in with a district nurse – 1 x 60 minute session, and
- Allied health support, as needed (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, dietetics).
The aim of our initiative is to give mothers and families holistic support that can continue for as long as required after the post-natal period.
(Please note, this program is designed to provide further nursing and/or allied health support to supplement any existing interventions you may be receiving from your OB/GYN/midwife or maternal child health nurse, and is not designed to be a replacement program.)
Sessions can be online or in person, and any out of pocket cost will be based on your level of income.
For further information, please contact Karina (Physiotherapist) or Nicole (District Nurse) on (03) 5366 7999.
Understanding community healthcare experiences
In 2018, we partnered with the Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership to better understand community healthcare experiences. Here is an overview of the project with Cathy and Katherine. To read the project report – please click here.
Allied Healthcare Service Update and Fee Information
Updated: February 2021
Financial hardship: If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver or a capped monthly fee. This is at the discretion of the service provider.