Making a Difference
Corryong Health provides the following Community Services:
Allied Health Assistants work under the direction of the Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or other visiting allied health professionals such as the Dietician or Podiatrist, in the delivery of service to clients who are an important asset to our service. Their roles include the running of group programs, organising aids and equipment for clients or supervision of individual programs prescribed by the Allied Health professional. The Active Service Model of keeping people active is a core part of our approach.
Corryong Health & Fitness Centre
The Community Health & Fitness Centre has been developed to increase options for local residents by offering a range of health promotion and illness and injury prevention programs. Gym memberships and class prices are deliberately priced at an affordable rate to encourage all community members to use the facility. You are able to access the gym by either becoming a member by arranging an induction and development of a personal exercise program or by being a class participant by attending supervised timetabled classes appropriate to your fitness level. For more information please go to the Corryong Health & Fitness tab.
Community Transport is a service for people to access health services outside of Corryong when there is no other form of transport available or a client is deemed unable to drive. However, clients who are unable to get in and out of a vehicle, must be accompanied by a carer who can assist.
Corryong Health provides community transport for our community clients so that they may access medical services outside of Corryong. The volunteer driven service is available to all community members in the Upper Murray. The service is safe, flexible to your needs, accessible (usually runs daily) and affordable. Please note: Medical appointments do not include trips to the dentist unless seeing the Wodonga Public Dentist.
Cost for a return trip is $50 per single or $60 per couple. The cost of the trip can be then claimed back through the Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme. Claim forms are available from front reception or the driver, these need to be signed on the day of your appointment by your specialist.
Bookings are made by phoning Reception on (02)60763200
Day Activity Centre
The Day Activity Centre provides a range of indoor/ outdoor activities and opportunities for those community members who require companionship and friendship. Activities include exercises, craft, book club, brain gym, movies, bowls, music and outings are also arranged. The Centre also promotes good mental health, physical strength, and self confidence, encompassing both carer and client while ensuring longevity in ones home.
The program is flexible and able to meet individual needs and a nourishing hot meal is included.
This individualized approach ensures quality of life and general well being is maintained. The Centre is open four days a week and its clients are well supported by a dedicated team of caring volunteers.
Corryong Health adopts the active service model, which is helping people stay active, involved and doing as much for themselves as possible. This is proven to help people stay more independent with a greater sense of wellbeing.
For more information phone Day Activity on (02)6076 3231.
The Diabetes Educator works in the medical clinic every Thursday co-operatively with the doctors, practice nurses and medical staff to assist discussion of care and coordination for people diagnosed with diabetes and those diagnosed with pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose intolerance). This combined holistic approach ensures best practices are maintained and that our patients are cared for as individuals within a caring environment.
Bookings are made by phoning Medical Clinic on (02) 6076 3290.
Jacinta McKimmie our Exercise Physiologist provides affordable and accessible clinical exercise programs to assist with the prevention or management of chronic disease or injury, and assists in restoring optimal physical function, health and wellness. Initial assessments determine health status and exercise history. We provide many activities including health coaching and lifestyle education, development of exercise programs, clinical or home based, individual or group, cardio/ pulmonary rehabilitation group services and healthy lifestyle groups. We mainly operate out of the Corryong Health & Fitness Centre and cater mainly for clients with chronic medical conditions.
Home & Community Care
To be eligible for this service, whether it be short or long term an assessment must firstly be completed. The service is available for all people in need of support to be able to function in their own home and remain independent. Our service includes personal care, respite, home care and home maintenance.
Corryong Health is an approved provider for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and My Aged Care.
Corryong Health adopts the active service model which is helping people stay active, involved and doing as much for themselves as possible. This is proven to help people stay more independent with a greater sense of wellbeing. For more information contact the Home Care Coordinator on (02) 60763260
Individual Support Packages
For more information contact Jill Boers - Home Care Coordinator on (02) 60763260
Meals on Wheels
Home delivered meals are available 5 days a week with frozen meals being available on the weekend. People needing meals will need to be assessed for eligibility.
It is important to note that during the bushfire season or on Code Red days some services may change timings or not be available.
For more information contact Jill Boers - Home Care Coordinator on (02) 60763260
Mental Health & Counseling
Mental Health is a state of coping, feeling good and being in control of life. If you start to feel frayed around the edges, emotionally flat or uninterested in the world around you, you may like to contact the Mental Health Worker. Mental Health services work closely with regional adult mental health services and counselling services to assist people with diagnosed mental health problems, social issues and general coping problems. Kate Wheeler is our Mental Health Nurse and Deb McNamara works alongside her along with Jenni Wood our Social Worker.
Please phone (02) 60763200 for more information
Disability, illness or impairment can impact on a person’s capacity to look after themselves and to participate in work, rest and play. Our aim is to work with people to maximise independence. Our service works with clients in and out of home using a holistic approach. We see clients of all ages but children are generally referred to regional centres.
OT therapy may include adapting the environment, workplace assessments, home modifications, and prescribing aids, teaching new skills, advocating for the client, addressing carer needs and referrals to other resources.
At Corryong Health the OT staff coordinate the multi-skilled care plan for clients with chronic health issues and complex needs. We also prescribe the appropriate Aids and Equipment, assist with and develop interventions and provide advice on home modifications.
We also undertake Falls Assessment as well as provide consumer, family/ carer education and support, health coaching, hand therapy, cognitive screening, rehabilitation and where needed individual health promotion.
For more information please phone (02) 60763200
At Corryong Health, Physiotherapy services are available for inpatients, residents and community clients. A fee is charged for outpatient services.
Physiotherapy services assists people with movement disorders which may be acquired from accidents or injuries (such as motor vehicle accidents, sporting or work injuries) or from life changing major events (such as stroke or disease of the nervous system). Physiotherapy is also concerned with health promotion and prevention of injury and disease.
The Physiotherapist will assess, diagnose and explain your problem to you, and will work with you to develop a treatment plan.
Our service can also provide mobility aid and prescription and assistance with the purchase of equipment, e.g. knee or wrist braces and we also run home based exercise programs e.g. strengthening, walking, and cardiac problems. We undertake home visits as required and we work closely with HACC staff.
You can be referred by another Health Professional or self refer. Please contact Reception on (02) 60763200 for more information.
Podiatry provides information and treatment and complete care of the foot and lower leg for home and community care eligible clients (clients who have chronic illness, or are frail aged or have a disability) and their carers. This service is provided 2nd weekly from Albury/ Wodonga Health. Bookings are made by phoning reception on (02) 60763200.
We also have a private podiatrist who visits once a month. For appointments please phone Ovens Valley Podiatry on (03) 57511022.
Corryong Health also has Allied Health staff who undertake basic foot care. An appointment can be made by phoning reception on (02) 60763200.
Social workers work with individuals, families and groups to encourage social change and empowerment. At a practical level this involves supporting people to overcome barriers to achieving physical and emotional health and includes a wide range of possible supports. These include but are not limited to;
Supporting families and carers with forms and processes such as NDIS, My Aged Care, State Trustees or Centrelink applications
Linking people with appropriate services and supporting them with issues such as transport and fees
Access to fair share (food bank) and financial counselling
Providing case management to support clients with complex needs
Running support groups such as those for carers and those experiencing grief and loss
Providing psychological support through individual counselling
If you would like to contact the social worker, please call directly on 02 6076 3236.