Health Services and Support Groups
COMMONWEATH RESPITE AND CARELINK CENTRE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
Information on community care services in the region and short term and emergency respite care for carers of the frail aged, chronically ill or those who have dementia, disabilities and mental health issues.
Personalised diet and fitness programmes. Also available Pilates mat work, reformer group, private sessions and massage therapy.
CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH
Offering support and information on feeding, weight and developmental checks. Held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Norah Starrs Health Clinic, Bungendore Community Centre, Majara Street, Bungendore.
CHILD DENTAL HEALTH SERVICE
A free dental service for children up to 18 years. A current Medicare Card is necessary. This service is available to residents of Bungendore and surrounding areas. Operational hours: 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
IMMUNISATION CLINICS - Karabar Health Centre
Wednesday mornings by appointment only.
IMMUNISATION CLINICS - Queanbeyan Health Centre
Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings by appointment only.
CANCER COUNCIL HELPLINE
Provides free and confidential cancer information and support
MERIT (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment)
Court diversion programme -MERIT is a local court programme to divert eligible defendants with drug problems into treatment, while on bail.
Emergency Calls (eg. by members of the public) Ph. Triple Zero (000) Non Urgent Calls and transport bookings (by medical professionals) Ph. 13 1233 - and follow the prompts: Press 1 to book transport for a patient requiring admission or assessment at an emergency department of other place of care. Press 2 to book an inter hospital transport for a patient requiring cardiac monitoring and active clinical care by an Ambulance Officer or a medical escort. Press 3 to book general transport including patients with an appointment or pickup time for treatment, after treatment or discharge. Press 4 for general health, medical or first aid advice. Press 5 for general administrative enquiries not related to transport bookings. Business Calls (eg. accounts) Ph. 4855 1700 business hours only for local callers.
AUSTRALIAN BREASTFEEDING ASSOCIATION
The Association is a voluntary organisation established in 1964 to encourage and support mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies and to promote skilled and loving mothering while creating community awareness of the importance of human milk. Our trained breastfeeding counsellors are experienced mothers who offer their counselling services freely to members and non-members alike.
The Compassionate Friends ACT & Queanbeyan Inc. is a self-help group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents following the death of a child of any age from any cause. Monthly support meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday evening of the month at 7.00pm at the Grant Cameron Community Centre, Holder ACT. Daytime meetings are held on request. Any bereaved parents, siblings or grandparents are welcome to attend our meetings or simply phone for support or a chat. The group also produces a quarterly newsletter.
BUNGENDORE CARERS GROUP
We provide support to all carers. Come for a cuppa and a chat. Occasionally there will be guest speakers. Meets 3rd Friday of the month at 1.00pm - 3.00pm at the CWA Rooms, Gibraltar Street, Bungendore.
BUNGENDORE MEDICAL CENTRE
Surgery hours by appointment: Mon - Thur: 8.30am - 8.00pm Friday: 8.30am - 6.00pm Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm Sunday: CLOSED Excluding public holidays Allied Health Providers Available By Appointment Dietitian - Saturday mornings Podiatrist - Tuesdays Psychologists
BUNGENDORE OUTREACH PROGRAMME REHABILITATION SERVICE
A Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy service is available for Bungendore residents funded by the South East Division of General Practice. Services include home visiting by the therapists for initial assessment, provision of a home exercise programme, advice regarding equipment and home modifications, fall prevention information and information regarding other community services. A weekly exercise group is also run at the Bungendore Community Centre for people whose health status prevents regular exercise. Referral to the rehabilitation service is usually via your local GP, local community nurse or by phoning directly on Ph. 6298 9312.
COMMUNITY HEALTH - BUNGENDORE
Service for those requiring nursing care in the home.
COMMUNITY HEALTH – QUEANBEYAN
Provides community nursing, information, counselling and support services to address health needs for women, men, youth, children and families. These range from assistance with health problems such as giving up smoking, a mens forum, support group for parenting skills, immunisation, social work services, speech pathology services, migrant health promotion, sexual assault services, incontinence advice. There are a variety of regular clinics such as sexual health clinic, hearing clinic, women’s health clinic and baby health clinic.
MENTAL HEALTH- Southern NSW Local Health District
Free mental health information and support group for families, carers and friends of people with mental illness. Meets 3rd Friday of the month at 1.00pm - 3.00pm at the CWA Rooms, Gibraltar Street, Bungendore
Queanbeyan POST NATAL DEPRESSION Community Advisory Group
Is a community group supporting service providers and indirectly, women suffering depression. The group helps to raise awareness of PND in our community and has been actively involved with the ‘Pram Walking for Wellbeing Programme’, the Literacy Bag, supporting childcare for the therapeutic group and the GP PND surgery package. Pram Walking For Wellbeing – During NSW school terms only. Commences at Jerrabomberra Scout Hall on Mondays at 9.30am and from the Wellbeing Centre, Bungendore on Mondays at 9.30am. Each group accompanied by a Fitness Instructor and a Child & Family Health Nurse and there is no fee.
SIDS & KIDS ACT… Saving babies lives and supporting families
Bereavement Support: We offer a range of support options to families and the wider community following the death of a child during pregnancy, birth, infancy or childhood. Education: We educate the community about infant safe sleeping practices for the prevention of SIDS and fatal sleep accidents. Office hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
WEIGHT CONTROL MANAGEMENT
Personalised diet and fitness programmes.
CANCER COUNCIL ACT SHOP
Products sold provide sun protection and offer the wearer peace of mind regarding sun smart protection. Buying our products helps fund cancer research, patient support, cancer information and education in the Canberra area. Opening Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
DENTAL CLINIC - PUBLIC
A free service for holders of pension or health care cards. Referral not necessary. This service is available to residents of Bungendore and Surrounding area. Operational hours: 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICE
Southern NSW Local Health District Free and confidential - services include assessment, counselling, referral, information and education. Individuals, families, community groups and school communities can use this service, covering Queanbeyan and surrounding area. Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
GRAYMORR PSYCHOLOGY- Charlotte Morrison
Department of Human Services Medicare administers a range of health and payment programmes. This includes Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Family Assistance, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, the Australian Organ Donor Register and Aged Care payments to approved aged care providers. Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
MOTHERS WALKING GROUP in Bungendore
ALCOHOL AND DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Course is targeted towards persons who have committed a drink driving or drugged driving offense, focusing on first time offenders.
LOANED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT (Available through Bungendore Community Aid Inc.)
Bath Bench - Wooden Inflatable Cushion Slipper Pan; Bath Mats - Rubber Mattress Protectors -½ Size Toilet Surround; Bed Cradle Nebuliser Urinals; Bedpans Over Toilet Seat Raisers Utility Chair; Bedposts Patient Lifter Vaporizer; Blanket Raiser Picker Uppers Walking Frames; Blood Pressure Machines Recliner/Lift Chair(electric) Walking Stick - 4 Prong; Commode Chairs Sheepskins Walking Sticks; Crutches Shower Chairs Waterproof Single Mattress’s; Crutches - Elbow Shower/ Hand Held Connects to Tap Wheelchairs; Forearm Walker Shower Stools Wheelie Walkers Hospital Table Shower/Toilet Seat with Wheels; The above medical equipment is available for loan, free of charge, except wheelchairs which require a $50.00 deposit that is refunded when returned. All loaned equipment should be returned clean and in good condition as soon as possible as there are many people in the community with similar needs. For this reason BCA is limiting the loan period to a maximum of four weeks. An extension of time may be arranged, however, after this time a donation would be appreciated. Because BCA is a charitable organisation donations are always gratefully received, as we do need to update our equipment.
QUEANBEYAN HEALTH SERVICE FACILITY (Queanbeyan Hospital, Community and Mental Health Services)
Provides an integrated service. Office hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. See Also (Community Health - Queanbeyan and Bungendore) Provides community nursing, information, counselling and support services to address health needs for women, men, youth, children and families. Services range from assistance with health problems such as community nursing, support group for parenting skills, diabetic education, immunisation, social work services, speech pathology services, sexual assault services and incontinence advice. There are a variety of regular clinics such as sexual health clinic, hearing clinic, women's health clinic and baby health clinic Contact: Queanbeyan Community Health Centre Ph. 6298 9233, C/- Queanbeyan Hospital, Cnr. Collett and Erin Streets, Queanbeyan. Contact: Karabar Community Health Centre Ph. 6124 3700, 12 Southbar Road, Karabar.