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A–Z of Services

We believe that people matter. We build people’s wellbeing by supporting strong, connected families and communities.

Our health and community services support people of all ages, living in Sunbury and surrounding areas.

Our services help people to take control of their health. We also offer group programs to support community connections.

To find the service you are looking for, use our A–Z or search.

For more information about any of the services listed, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455. 

Aboriginal Engagement

Sunbury Community Health has an Aboriginal Engagement Officer. Our Aboriginal Engagement Officer, Abby Johnson, works with the community and our staff to ensure the best care and support for Aboriginal people in Sunbury.

If you are an Aboriginal person living in or near Sunbury call and have a yarn with Abby about what is happening or what you would like to see happen for Aboriginal people in the community.

How much will it cost?

It is free.

Who is it for?

To contact Abby, please call 9744 4455 or email abbyj@sunburychc.org.au

Will I have to wait?

There is no waiting time for this service.

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Activity Group: Active Roamers

Our Active Roamers group is for active adults over the age of 65. The group travels to different venues around Melbourne and country Victoria for fun, social outings.

You will need to have an assessment in your home before starting, to check this group will suit you. Up to 18 people can attend each outing.

When: Outings happen on the third Thursday of each month
Time: Outings leave from Sunbury Community Health at 9.30 am and return by 3.30 pm (by the Sunbury Community Health bus)

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

$10 plus the cost of meals and venue expenses e.g. cost of zoo entry.

How can I pay?

On the day with the staff member running the group.

Who is it for?

Active adults over the age of 65.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

This service is primarily funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program of the Australian Government Department of Social Services (www.dss.gov.au)

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Activity Group: New Horizons

Meet new people, make new friends and have some fun! New Horizons is a social group for people 18 to 45 years of age who live at home and find it hard to take part in social activities.

It helps people to develop confidence and social skills. It can also provide respite for families and carers.

When:  5–9 pm each Tuesday evening.

We also provide transport for those who need it. You may need an assessment before starting.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan can also use this service.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Activity Group: Social Blokes

We welcome men of all abilities, with different social needs, who may have medical conditions and struggle to be part of social activities in the community.

Group Activities inlcude:

  •  Woodwork and other projects
  • Catch up over morning tea
  • Quizzes
  • Social games of cards, quoits, Shuffleboard,
  • Wii and iPad
  • Rotating monthly BBQ lunch or lunch outing

When: 10 am to 2.30 pm every Friday

We also provide transport for those who need it. You will need to have an assessment in your home before starting, to check this group will suit you.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan can also use this service.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Activity Group: Supported Social Groups

Supported Social Groups Are for older people who would like to socialise with people of their own age, make new friends, enjoy a meal together and recharge your mind, body and soul.

Group Activities include:

  • Fun exercises and games
  • Bingo, quizzes and word games
  • Singing and music
  • Art and craft
  • Activities with I-pads and computers
  • Monthly outings and guest speakers
  • Gardening in our court yard

And there is always time for social chats with new and old friends.

When: Groups run 10 am–2.30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

We also provide transport for those who need it. You will need to have an assessment in your home before starting, to check we get the right day and group that suits you.

Click here to find out more.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through funding like Home Care Packages.

We will let you know the costs of our services.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan can also use this service.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

This service is primarily funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program of the Australian Government Department of Social Services (www.dss.gov.au)

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Activity Groups

We offer weekly activity and social groups to suit different abilities and interests. Click on the titles to find out more about the groups.

Active Roamers 

Is for active adults over the age of 65. The group travels to different venues around Melbourne and country Victoria for fun, social outings.

Men’s Shed

Men of all ages and backgrounds can attend our Men’s Shed to socialise and participate in activities such as woodwork. It is a great place to have a chat, share some company, get out of the house and work on a project.

New Horizons

Meet new people, make new friends and have some fun! New Horizons is a social group for people 18 to 45 years of age who live at home and find it hard to take part in social activities.

Social Blokes

We welcome men of all abilities, with different social needs, who may have medical conditions, and struggle to be part of social activities in the community. A number of activities are available.

Social Support Groups

Supported Social Groups Are for older people who would like to socialise with people of their own age, make new friends, enjoy a meal together and recharge your mind, body and soul. A number of activities are available.

Call our friendly staff if you want to know more 9744 4455

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Aged Care (Residential) – Sunbury Lions

Sunbury Lions Community Aged Care located on Timins Street, provides permanent residential aged care and short term respite care.

We have 33 single rooms including two respite rooms, measuring 14 meach, all with an ensuite and a private outdoor area. The pleasant outdoor pergola area is just the place for residents to have a BBQ or a cuppa and a chat.

We pride ourselves on our home-like feel, while providing around the clock high quality nursing care and value how important our role is in the lives of our residents.

We have an enthusiastic and engaging social program and have formed great relationships with residents, relatives, friends and volunteers. We strive to support residents’ independence and personal needs.

We promote holistic care working closely with residents’ General Practitioners and also providing allied health services (services provided by healthcare professionals who aren’t doctors or nurses) including physiotherapy, speech pathology and dietetics.

For information about fees and payments click here. For more information about Sunbury Lions Community Aged Care click here or call our friendly staff 9744 7001.

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Arabic Speaking Families: Safe & Strong

This program provides a holistic approach for Arabic speaking women and children who are experiencing family violence. It was was developed in partnership with Uniting, inTouch and Foundation House.

Family violence counsellors, case workers and financial counsellors work together to support women and children. There is also the opportunity to participate in group therapy sessions.

How much will it cost?

It is free.

Who is it for?

Women living in Hume or Moreland local government areas who are from Arabic speaking backgrounds and experiencing family violence.

Women can refer themselves or be referred through community organisations such as schools, health and community services, the courts, police or council.   

Will I have to wait?

For more information contact our Duty worker on phone: 9302 6100 or email: ifvparabicintake@kildonan.org.au

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Audiology (Hearing) Services

Our Audiologist can can see children from 12 months of age, as well as young people and adults. They can assess, help prevent and treat hearing problems.

Good hearing is important for your child’s communication development. If you have concerns, call us.

How much will it cost?

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$20 for non-Health Care or Pension Card Holders.
If you are worried about cost talk to us.

Who is it for?

This service is for all people.

People with a Pension Card may be able to get a Australian Government hearing services voucher. You can get an application for this voucher at our reception.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Better Start (for children with a disability)

The Australian Government’s Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) initiative, gives funding for early intervention services. Better Start funding is for children six years and under.

Children can get this funding if they’re six years and under and diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:

  • Angelman syndrome
  • cerebral palsy
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome
  • Cri du Chat syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Kabuki syndrome
  • microcephaly
  • moderate or greater vision impairments or hearing impairments, including deafblindness
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Rett syndrome
  • Smith-Magenis syndrome
  • Williams syndrome

People can use Better Start funding to pay for early intervention services and therapies, such as speech pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy. Families have to use services who are Better Start Providers.

Sunbury Community Health is a provider.

Want to know more? Talk to us 9744 4455.

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BoilOver Inclusive Performing Arts Group

BoilOver is an Inclusive Performance Ensemble which aims to devise unique performance in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

We believe everyone has important creative offerings and that performers come in different shapes, sizes, colours, histories, abilities and disabilities. It is our individuality rather than our similarities that creates our theatre.

Led by professional arts practitioners, members learn to develop skills and performance works over time.

We also offer access to performance events and inclusive theatre festivals.

Through performance-making, our members increase their physical skills, emotional literacy, self esteem, social networks and creativity.

For more information about how to get involved contact Bernadette Hetherington 9744 9554 (office hours) or email boilover@sunburychc.org.au

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this program through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know any costs before you start.

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds. People with an NDIS plan can also use this service.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

We offer a program that supports the physical, emotional and social recovery of people with chronic heart disease. Our team of health professionals can help people adopt a lifestyle that reduces the risk of a further heart attack.

How much will it cost?

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders.
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship.

Who is it for?

A referral from a medical professional or hospital is needed.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Carer Support

Carers Support Group

We have a Carers Support Group which meets on a monthly basis. They meet the third Wednesday of each month 12.30–2 pm at Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street).

The group provides carers with the opportunity to talk to others in a similar situation, to chat with health professionals and attend informative presentations from guest speakers.

Anyone who cares for a family member/friend or identifies as a carer is welcome to attend. You can also make a time to chat with us one on one.

Carers E-Newsletter

We have a Carers E-Newsletter which is sent monthly via email.

CLICK HERE to sign up to receive our Carers Newsletter electronically and see our latest edition.

By signing up, you’ll get:

  • occasional e-newsletters
  • information about new programs and activities
  • be invited to events

Please contact our friendly Carers Group Facilitators on 9744 4455 for further information on our Carers group, events or newsletters.

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Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) House

Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) House provide services that recognise and promote the rights of victims/survivors of sexual assault.

Support from CASA House is available at Sunbury Community Health. 

The purpose of CASA House is to:

  • Respond first and foremost to the concerns of victim/survivors of sexual assault who are in crisis.
  • Recognise that sexual assault is a crime and with the specific consent of the victim/survivor liaise with relevant legal personnel e.g. police, forensic medical examiners.
  • Seek to ensure the safety of the victim/survivor and promote their right to gain control over their experience.
  • Provide services which are free, confidential, accessible and appropriate in recognition of the particular needs arising from the universal, cultural and individual aspects of victim/survivors’ lives.
  • Ensure that the experience of victim/survivors of sexual assault informs the direction of the services provided.
  • Pursue changes to those social, cultural, economic, legal and political structures which contribute to sexual assault.
  • Strive for the prevention and elimination of sexual assault through community and professional education, training and activities that promote increased public awareness.
  • Initiate and publish research in order to break down myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault.

For more information or to arrange an appointment, call CASA House 9635 3610. 

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Children’s (Paediatric) Services

Sunbury Community Health have a number of services available that provide support and assistance to children from as young as birth. These services also provide support to their families.

 

Dental

Our dental team is committed to providing high quality dental services to Sunbury and the surrounding communities. Children can access our dental service for a general check-up as well as treatment.

For more information visit our Dental Services page.

Early Childhood Intervention Program

This program supports children with a disability or developmental delay, from birth to school entry. Children and families can receive therapy, special education services, counselling and support to access other community services such as kindergarten or childcare.

For more information visit our Early Childhood Intervention Program page.

Family Day Care

Join Our Village! Our Village Family Childcare is available for children from birth to 12 years of age in the homes of qualified Early Childhood Educators.

For more information visit our Family Day Care page.

KickStart Swimming

The KickStart swimming program provides swimming lessons for children with autism, communication difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delay.

For more information visit our Kickstart Swimming Program page.

Physiotherapy for Children

Our Paediatric Physiotherapy service is available for children aged 0–12 years, offering one-on-one assessment and therapy.

For more information visit our Physiotherapy for Children page.

Speech Pathology for Children

We offer a Paediatric Speech Pathology service that assists children with understanding language and clarity of speech.

For more information visit our Speech Pathology for Children page.

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Connecting Us

Growing up with a brother or sister with a disability provides challenges and opportunities that other kids may not understand.

Connecting Us is an 8 week group program, which gives children the chance to meet others in a similar situation, within a safe environment to have fun and share experiences. Children learn that there are others struggling with mixed emotions and difficulties that are often part of family life.

The workshops encourage children to talk about their feelings, as sharing can reduce the isolation many siblings feel and it can also help them to see the positives.

How much does it cost?

Call us, we will let you know the costs.

Who is it for?

Call us for information about who can use this service.

Will I have to wait ?

This program is run each term. For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff  9744 4455.

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Continence Service

Western Health provide a continence service at the Sunbury Day Hospital.

For more information please click here (621KB).

For the referral form please click here (55KB).

This is not a service of Sunbury Community Health.

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Counselling: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Our Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling service promotes the wellbeing of individuals, their families and our community by reducing the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use.

How does this service assist?

Our counsellors help people to identify and address concerns relating to alcohol and other drug use, mental health problems and life’s challenges.

Our aim is to restore hope and meaning in people’s lives. This service takes a client focused, family inclusive and non-judgmental approach.

What do we offer?

Who is this service for?

This service is for:

  • Individuals with alcohol and other drug and related mental health problems.
  • Family members affected by alcohol and other drug issues.

If you would like to access this service please complete the self-complete initial screen form as best as you can, to help us understand you and your needs. Don’t worry if you cannot complete all the questions. A Counsellor will go over everything with you. If you prefer not to complete it at all, that’s OK too.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

This service is free.

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

Contact our friendly staff for more information 9744 4455.

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Counselling: Art of Change Group

The Art of Change is a 6 week Creative, Recovery, Skill Building program where personal choices are respected and self-responsibility and self-expression encouraged.

Who can attend?

It is for people who have or have had issues with addictive behaviors, alcohol or other drugs and have coexisting issues with their mental wellbeing.

What people said about The Art of Change:

– Taught me to focus on the now

– Realising that I’m not alone. Being able to talk openly about everyone’s problems and finding a way to deal with them and recover

– Learnt  how to express myself and communicate in a respectful way and different strategies to help me on my way to recover

Group Information

Time: 1 – 3 pm Tuesdays

Dates: The term 3 program starts on 24 July 2018. Call Adam or Ayse for dates

Venue: Salvation Army Community Hall, 27–37 Anderson Road Sunbury

Cost: Free

Want more information or to get involved?

Adam – phone: 9744 9204 or email: adams@sunbury.org.au

Ayse – phone: 9744 9596 or email: ayses@sunburychc.org.au

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Counselling: Family Violence

This service supports women experiencing violence and abuse from a partner, ex-partner or someone else they are close to. We help and empower women to make their own choices. It is confidential and non-judgemental.

Our Moving On  support group assist women who are affected by hurtful relationships and family violence.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

This service is free.

Who is it for?

Women living in Sunbury and surrounding areas.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

Contact our friendly staff for more information 9744 4455.

Who do I call in a crisis or for immediate support?
Call 000 in an emergency. The following crisis services are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

  • Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) House: 9635 3610
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292
  • Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service: 1800 015 188
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Counselling: Financial

Our Financial Counselling Service gives help and advice to people with financial difficulties. This is a confidential service for people struggling with debt.

Our experienced counsellor can:

  • Give information about your rights and options when in debt
  • Give information and options about bankruptcy
  •  Help to set up payment arrangements e.g. utilities, personal loans, credit cards, debt collection agents
  • Talk with creditors
  • Help to organise referrals to other supports and services, if needed

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

This service is free.

Who is it for?

People living in Sunbury and surrounding areas.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

Lentara Uniting Care organise appointments for this services. For more information, or to arrange an appointment, call Lentara 1300 882 035.

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Counselling: Gamblers Help

If you or someone you care about are experiencing gambling problems, there are many ways to receive support. Free and confidential counselling is available from Gambler’s Help at Sunbury Community Health. People can self refer to this service.

This service is available on a Friday at Sunbury Community Health and a Tuesday in Melton. To make a booking, call Gambler’s Help 1300 133 445 (free call). To view the flyer click here.

How much will it cost?

This service is free.

Who is it for?

People living in Sunbury and surrounding areas.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For information about waiting time, free call 1300 133 445 (Gamblers Help North and North Western).

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Counselling: General

We have a General Counselling service available from Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 5 pm.

It supports people with concerns or issues relating to:

  • family relationships
  • depression and anxiety
  • separation
  • grief and loss.

We also have other counselling services and support groups available, these include:

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

There is a cost for Counselling (general). It will usually cost either: $9, $15 or $25 depending on your income.

There is also a cost for the Men’s Business group.

If you are worried about cost, talk to us.

All other counselling and support services are free.

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

The waiting time for General Counselling is approximately 5–6 weeks. Contact our friendly staff for more information 9744 4455.

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Counselling: Men’s Business Group

Men’s Business is a Men’s Behaviour Change program that supports men who create problems in their lives because of violence, abuse, or anger.

The weekly program works with men to change the way they think and take responsibility for their actions so they can have more respectful relationships with their families, friends, and colleagues.

How does Men’s Business work?

Group work is used to help men identify and challenge their beliefs. When involved in the group, men are required to attend the program each week for the 20 week program. Participants in the group have similar problems in their lives and relationships. The group is non-judgemental.

Group sessions are held weekly, in the evening on the same night for 2 hours each session.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

There is a small cost for the sessions. Call us for information about cost.

Who is it for?

For eligibility criteria, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

Will I have to wait?

For the date of our next group, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Counselling: Moving On Group

Moving On is an empowering and supportive group for women who have experienced or are experiencing abusive relationships.

Weekly sessions are led by experienced counsellors. We focus on exploring the nature of family violence, relationships and empower and help women to develop skills to create a positive future.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

This service is free.

Who is it for?

Contact our friendly staff  for more information about who it is for 9744 4455.

Will I have to wait?

Contact our friendly staff for more information 9744 4455.

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Counselling: Postnatal Depression (PND)

Perinatal mood disorders, in particular, depression and anxiety, commonly affect women during pregnancy and after giving birth. Even two to three years after giving birth, or from one pregnancy to another, women can experience depression and anxiety.

We can provide individual counselling for women who may be experiencing PND. Partners are also welcome.

Our female counsellor, trained in perinatal mood disorders, has over 25 years of experience in providing group and individual counselling.

Call us 9744 4455 to find out more.

How much will it cost?

This service is free.

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

Contact our friendly staff for more information 9744 4455.

 

PND Awareness and local stories

We collected stories from local women, click ‘continue reading’ below to take a look.

Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness

 

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Counselling: Youth

Our Youth Counselling service is for young people, 12 to 25 years of age. We can help young people cope with difficult feelings, thoughts, and improve relationships with friends and family.

Our Youth Counsellor can help with:

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Depression, anxiety, and mental health
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • School pressures
  • Grief and loss
  • Identity, gender and sexuality
  • Self-esteem and goal setting

Click here for more information. 

How much will it cost?

This service is free.

Who is it for?

Young people, 12 to 25 years of age living in Sunbury and surrounding areas.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

Contact our friendly staff for more information 9744 4455.

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Dental Care for Adults

Our team of experienced dental professions provide care, treatment and information to help keep your teeth healthy for life.

What dental services do we offer?

We can help with:

  • General dental care including: check-ups, cleaning, fillings
  • Emergency treatment for pain relief
  • Education and information for good oral health
  • Dentures (false teeth)
  • Referral to the specialist services at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne
Who is it for?

Adults 18 years of age and over, who have a health care card or a pensioner concession card, or if you are a dependent of a concession card holder.

If you are able to use public dental services, you may also be able to get priority access, meaning you will get the next available appointment.

How much does it cost? 
  • General care: $28 per visit (max $112 a course of care)
  • Emergency: $28 per visit
  • Dentures: $67.50 per denture (capped at $135 for full upper and lower denture)

Dental fees are subject to change, as per Dental Health Services Victoria’s fee schedules. Cost as at July 2018.

Will I have to wait?

There is a waiting time for adults to receive general dental and/or dentures. The wait times are:

  • General dental wait: approximately 36 months
  • Denture wait: approximately 3–12 months

If you are an eligible adult with dental pain or a dental emergency, you can call us for an emergency appointment to relieve pain.

People who are in priority access groups do not have to wait. If you are eligible for priority access, you will be offered the next available appointment for dental care. If you meet any of the below criteria, tell our staff when you call us to make an appointment.

What are the priority access groups?

The following people have priority access to public dental services:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children and young people
  • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Pregnant women
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • People registered with mental health and disability services (with a letter from their case manager or special developmental school)
Do I need a referral?

No. You can use the dental service without a referral.

Where are we located?

Sunbury Community Health, 12–28 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429 VIC. Google map

Want to make a booking?

Call our friendly team on 9744 4455

Please note: we are working on shortening the waiting time for adults, call us to put your name on the list.

For information about our practices:

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Dental Care for Children & Teens

Our child friendly team of experienced dental professionals provide comfortable, quality dental care, checkups and treatments for children.

We also provide oral hygiene and dietary information. We support the development of healthy oral health habits to help your children keep their teeth for life. We recommend that your child has their first dental checkup no later than 2 years of age!

There is no wait list for children and young people.

We are an autism-friendly dental service. To view our flyer CLICK HERE

We’re here 5 days a week, 8.30 – 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Call 9744 4455 to make a bookingCall 9744 4455 to book

 

Who is it for?

ALL children 0–12 years of age.

Young people aged 13–17 years who hold a Health Care or Pension Concession Card, or dependents of concession card holders, or those eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS).

How much does it cost?

For most families our dental services will be of no cost to you.

Children & Young People 0–17 years Emergency Treatment:

  • Free

Children & Young People 0–17 years General Treatment:

  • Free for Healthcare/Pensioner Card Holders
  • Free for those eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS)
  • $33 for a course of general care ($132 max, per family per year) for those eligible that do not have a Healthcare/Pensioner Card

Dental fees are subject to change, as per Dental Health Services Victoria’s fee schedules. Cost as at July 2018.

What is the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS)?

The CDBS is available to children (2–17 years of age) who qualify for Family Tax Benefit A. To check if this is you call Medicare on 132 150.

We bulk-bill families eligible for the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS). If treatment is more than the $1000 bulk-bill max, we will continue to provide treatment for free.

Call Medicare on 132 011 to check your eligibility.

For more information about the CDBS CLICK HERE 

Will I have to wait?

There is no wait list for children and young people 0–17 years of age. We will see emergencies quickly.

Do I need a referral?

No. You can use the dental service without a referral.

Where are we located?

Sunbury Community Health, 12–28 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429 VIC. Google map

Want to make a booking?

Call our friendly team on 9744 4455

Want to know more?

Watch our video to hear from one of our Dental Therapists!

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Dental Outreach – Early Years & Primary Schools

Our friendly and experienced team of Dental Therapists are passionate about educating children about the importance of good oral health.

What is our Dental Outreach about?

We are currently running a FREE outreach screening program, where our Dental Therapists visit early years services in Sunbury and surrounding areas.

During the visit, our Dental Therapists perform a quick mouth check to identify any major dental problems. Parents are informed about the outcome of the screening with a written report. Children with dental problems are encouraged to seek dental treatment as soon as possible.

In some cases, our therapists may apply a fluoride varnish to prevent dental decay. A diet and oral hygiene information session is also provided to the class as a group.

Interested?

If you are interested in having us come to your child’s primary school or early years service, please ask the primary school or kindergarten to contact us to make arrangements!

All children are encouraged to have regular dental checkups. Call our friendly staff 9744 4455

Want to know more?

Watch our video to hear from one of our Dental Therapists!

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Diabetes Education

Our Diabetes Educator can provide one-on-one support to people adapting to life with diabetes by explaining diabetes, the role of health professionals and how to manage health reviews and appointments.

How much will it cost?

$9 for Health Care and Pension Card Holders
$15 for combined Family Income under $70 000 per year.
$25 for combined Family Income over $70 000 per year.
** Fees may be reduced in situations of financial hardship

This service is not funded under Medicare team agreement care plans.

Who is it for?

This service is available to anyone.

Will I have to wait?

There is currently no waiting time for this service. For more information, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Disability Services

We have services available for both children and adults that are living with a disability, as well as services that provide support to their families.

NDIS

We’re ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

As a registered provider, we are here to help you make the most of the NDIS. The NDIS means that you can use your disability funding where, how and when you like.

We want to make sure that you or loved one’s NDIS experience is positive, by helping you to achieve goals and creates connections with the services you need.

We can deliver a range of different supports through your NDIS Plan. This includes:

  • health services such as Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  • links to community supports
  • our NDIS for Children program

For information about our NDIS for Children CLICK HERE

For information about our NDIS for Adults CLICK HERE

BoilOver

BoilOver is an inclusive performance ensemble which aims to devise unique performance works in a safe, supportive, fun and local environment. We believe everyone has important creative offerings and that performers come in different shapes, sizes, colours, histories, abilities and disabilities.

It is individuality rather than  similarities that creates the theatre. Led by professional arts practitioners, members learn to develop skills and performance works over time. We also offer access to performance events and inclusive theatre festivals.

Through performance-making our members increase their physical skills, emotional literacy, self esteem, social networks and creativity.

BoilOver’s steering committee is made up of members from community arts, local government, community and health organisations.

For more information about how to get involved contact us 9744 4455. 

Early Childhood Intervention

This program supports children with a disability or developmental delay, from birth to school entry. Children and families can receive therapy, special education services, counselling and support to access other community services such as kindergarten or childcare.

Please see our Early Childhood Intervention Program page for more information.

The ‘Social Blokes’ Group

The ‘Social Blokes’ group  is a program, held at Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street), for men who are frail, aged, have chronic illness, disability or dementia, who have limited access to social opportunities in the community and are living at home.

Please see our ‘Social Blokes’ Group page for more information.

New Horizons

New Horizons is a social group for young people aged 18 to 45 years of age who live at home and are unable to access mainstream social activities. It helps develop self confidence and social skills and provides respite for families and carers.

Please see our New Horizons page for more information.

Flexible Respite Program

This service is funded by the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP). Places are limited by available funding, service provision times and staff availability.

Please see our Respite Services page for more information.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (OTs) conduct home assessments to support people to live safely and independently within their home and community.

Please see our Occupational Therapy page for more information.

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Early Childhood Intervention Program

This program supports children with a disability or developmental delay, from birth to school entry. Children and families can receive therapy, special education services, counselling and support to access other community services such as kindergarten or childcare.

Through our Early Intervention Program children can access occupational therapy, which may focus on developing motor skills, visual-perceptual and cognitive abilities, play, self-care and social skills as well as speech pathology. We have other programs and services available that may provide support and assistance to families including KickStart Swimming Program and Connecting US.

If you are a parent or carer of a child with additional needs and would to join our early intervention mailing list to hear about local events and information sessions, email calies@sunburychc.org.au

Cost

Nil.

Eligibility

This service is available to children, from birth to school entry, who are residents of Sunbury only. To organise a referral contact Northern Central Intake—Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 8393 4512.

Waiting time

For waiting times, please contact Northern Central Intake 8393 4512.

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Emergency Relief

A number of local and state community organisations provide emergency relief in Sunbury:

CareWorks SunRanges Inc. CareWorks is a community crisis centre located in Sunbury, servicing the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges region. They provide relief to those who find themselves in a crisis or emergency situation. They do this through: Foodbank, Helping Hand, Home Assistance Program, Specific Youth Aid and Listening. Click here to be directed to CareWorks’ website.

The Salvation Army located on 27–37 Anderson Road in Sunbury. Please call (03) 9744 2095 for more information.

St Vincent De Paul located at 156 O’Shanassy St in Sunbury. Please call 1300 305 330 for more information.

Northpoint Centre Food Pantry occurs weekly at Goonawarra Community Centre, 8 Gullane Drive, Sunbury (Wednesday 9.30 to 11:30 am). Please call 9338 1898.

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Exercise Group: For Men

We have an exercise group for men.

If you haven’t exercised in a while or are thinking of taking up regular exercise for the first time this class could be for you. This is an opportunity to exercise in a safe, social and non-competitive environment under the supervision of our staff.

Sessions take place at Sunbury Community Health on Thursdays, 9.30–10.30 am

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

Men who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Men with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Exercise Group: In the Balance

In The Balance’ is a group exercise program run by our Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology staff.

In The Balance can help you:

  • With your balance
  • With your muscle strength
  • To reduce your chance of having a fall

In The Balance is a one hour class. You are also given a home exercise program.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds. Before starting you will need to have an assessment.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Exercise Group: Ready Steady Go

Ready Steady Go is an 10 week program.  It involves a one hour balance exercise class followed by a 30 minute education session.

It covers:

  • the benefits of exercises
  • managing medications 
  • vision and falls 
  • home and environmental safety 
  • diabetes education
  • looking after your feet and footwear.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds. Before starting you will need to have an assessment.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Exercise Group: Sitting Swingers

Sitting Swingers is a chair-based sitting and standing exercise group for everyone. You can work at your own pace and comfort.

Our ‘Sitting Swingers’ exercise group can help you:

  • Lessen pain
  • To keep moving
  • Boost your energy and strength
  • Have fun

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds. Before starting you will need to have an assessment.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Exercise Group: Strength Training

Our Strength Training exercise group can help you to:

  • Increase your muscle strength
  • Improve health and fitness
  • Improve balance and coordination

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds. Before starting you will need to have an assessment.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Exercise Physiology

Do you need  help to get motivated to exercise safely or join a exercise group?

Exercise Physiologists are health professionals that use exercise to help you to recover from a number of injuries and illnesses. Our Exercise Physiologists can see people of any age.

Our Exercise Physiologists can help you with:

  • Ongoing pain from injury or illness
  • Your heart and lung health
  • Your diabetes
  • Your recovery after cancer treatment
  • Preventing injuries that can come with falls
  • Planning for a more active lifestyle
  • Finding out about exercise programs in Sunbury

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee at reception
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Falls Prevention

We can help people are at risk or who have experience a fall so there is less chance of having another. This could include podiatry, physiotherapy, exercise and a falls and mobility assessment.

Falls and Mobility Assessment (FAMA)

Our Falls and Mobility Assessment involves an assessment by a team of professionals including a Podiatrist, Community Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist (OT) and Physiotherapist. It gives helpful ways to lessen the chance of falls happening.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

Contact our friendly staff for information about who it is for 9744 4455.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

 

Home Safety Assessment

Our Occupational Therapists can provide a Home Safety Assessment to help people work out things that may contribute to their falls. Recommendations will be given to help improve safety and promote independence. This could include:

  • Equipment
  • Home modifications
  • Personal emergency alarms
  • Carer support
How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

Contact our friendly staff for information about who it is for 9744 4455.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

 

Podiatry

Find our more about Podiatry (or foot care) here.

 

Physiotherapy and Exercise

Our Physiotherapists or Exercise Physiologists can provide one to one sessions for people experiencing falls and create a home exercise program.

We also have two exercise groups that focus on balance, which might be suitable:

Ready Steady Go Exercise Group: For more information click here.

In the Balance Exercise Group: For more information click here.

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Family Day Care

Our Village Family Childcare has its own website, visit: www.ourvillagechildcare.org.au

Our Village Family Childcare is available for children from 0–12 years of age, in the homes of qualified Early Childhood Educators.

We provide high quality childcare in a family home environment. The service operates every day of the week and provides daytime, overnight and respite care for children and families in the areas of Sunbury, Kyneton, Macedon, Woodend, Romsey, Gisborne, Lancefield and Craigieburn.

Educators

Using a play based approach supported by a central team of early childhood education professionals, our educators are committed to providing education and care in a nurturing environment. We congratulate our educator, Lisa McKinnon, for winning Family Day Care Australia’s Regional Educator of the Year Award in 2013, for the second year in a row.

Thinking about becoming an educator? View this video to find out more…

Green Kids

Our strong interest in environmental sustainability led us to become a member of the Small Green Steps Organisation. In this program children learn about caring for the environment through activities such as using natural materials, recycling and growing vegetables.

If you have a passion for working with young children in your home, or for information about cost and vacancies, please contact our friendly team on phone: 9744 9534 or email: ourvillage@sunburychc.org.au

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Family Services (family support)

Our Family Services team provides support to vulnerable families and to families experiencing complex issues. We work with families, in their home, and can provide support by talking through issues, exploring and developing practical skills in caring for children, providing links to services and working with other agencies as needed.

How much will it cost?

This service is free

Who is it for?

To find out more or to access the service contact Child FIRST Intake on 1300 786 433 (free call).

Will I have to wait?

Waiting times can change. For waiting times, contact Child FIRST Intake 1300 786 433.

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Health Information Library

The Health Information Library at Sunbury Community Health is available to members of the public who may require information about different health topics for themselves, their families or friends. 

Our Health Information Library has a wide range of resources in the form of fact sheets and brochures. It includes information about chronic diseases, ageing, disability, cancer, anxiety and depression, alcohol and other drugs and much more.

The library is located in the reception/waiting area of Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street). 

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Helping Children with Autism

Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) is an Australian Government initiative providing support for children aged 0–6 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and carers.

HCWA gives funding to use for early intervention services including therapies such as speech pathology and occupational therapy.

Families can choose their Early Intervention Provider from a list. The list is made up of providers who use evidence-based interventions.

Sunbury Community Health is one of these providers.

Want to know more? Talk to us 9744 4455.

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Home Care Packages

We’re now a Home Care Package Provider!

We’ve been part of your neighbourhood for more than 40 years. Now as a Provider, we can use our local knowledge to connect people with supports at home, as well as for their health.

Do you know an older person who needs a little extra help to stay living safe and well at home?

Home Care Packages are an Australian Government program that provides a ‘package’ of funds to help eligible older people live well and safely in their own home.

A Home Care Package gives a ‘Package’ of money that can buy services to support a person’s health and care needs. Services may include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise groups, help to shower, social groups, transport, help with house work and many other types of help.

What is a Home Care Package Provider?

The Commonwealth Government pays your ‘Package’ of money to an organisation you choose. They will look after the money and organise services for you.

How much will it cost?

There is a daily fee. Some people may need to pay an income tested fee. Talk to us about cost.

Who is it for?

People who need extra support to live safely and well at home.

My Aged Care is where you can find out if you can get a home care package. Visit their website here or call 1800 200 422

If you, your friend, family member or neighbour could use some support, please get in touch. Call 9744 4455 or email hcp@sunburychc.org.au

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy is treatment in a heated pool supervised by a Physiotherapist. It can help if you have:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Acute or specific problems 

Sessions happen:

  • Tuesdays 10.30–11.30 am at Gisborne Aquatic Centre
  • Fridays 11 am –12 pm at Sunbury Aquatic & Leisure Centre
How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds. Before starting you will need to have an assessment.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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KickStart Swimming Program

The KickStart Program is designed for children with autism, communication difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delay. Instructors are trained and given resources to create a supportive pool environment for children with specific learning needs.

KickStart swimming lessons are designed to assist children to develop skills in:

  • Water familiarisation: Becoming comfortable in the pool environment and entering the water in a calm manner.
  • Water safety: Entering the water safely, floating and moving to the edge of the pool.
  • Breath control: Blowing bubbles, closing the mouth in water and turning the head to breathe.
  • Swimming skills: Kicking legs, arm movements, floating and moving through water.
How much will it cost?

For information about cost, by phone 9744 4455 or email kickstart@sunburychc.org.au

Who is it for?

For more information about who it is for, contact us by phone 9744 4455 or email kickstart@sunburychc.org.au

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact us by phone 9744 4455 or email kickstart@sunburychc.org.au

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Legal Support

Northern Community Legal Centre Inc provide free legal support at Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street) on Thursday mornings, by appointment only.

They can assist with:

  • family violence issues
  • family law matters
  • intervention orders
  • traffic offences and/or fines
  • car accidents
  • neighbour issues
  • consumer complaints.

This is not a service of Sunbury Community Health. To arrange an appointment or for more information, contact Northern Community Legal Centre 9310 4376. 

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Men’s Health – Sons of the West

This FREE men’s health program, run by the Western Bulldogs Football Club and will kick off again in Sunbury in 2019.

The Premiership Season is about your mental and physical health. You can join the program at any time – simply come down on a Thursday evening and we will take care of the rest.

When: Stay tuned for 2019 dates!

Who for: Males living in Sunbury and surrounding suburbs

What to bring: A water bottle and comfortable clothes to exercise in!

For more information contact Adam or Amanda 9744 4455 or contact Sons of the West, web: www.sonsofthewest.org.au | email: info@sonsofthewest.org.au | ph: 9680 6355

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Men’s Shed

Men of all ages and backgrounds can attend our Men’s Shed, to socialise and participate in activities such as woodwork. It is a great place to come down to have a chat, share some company, get out of the house and work on a project.

The Men’s Shed is open Monday to Wednesday from 8.30 am to 12 pm. From small jobs to big projects, all are welcome.

If you are interested in knowing more or just wanting to have a look around please contact one of our Men’s Shed leaders (03) 9744 4455.

How much will it cost?

It is free.

Who is it for?

Men who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Will I have to wait?

There is no waiting time.

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NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme

Thinking NDIS?

Sunbury Community Health is a Registered NDIS Provider. This means you can now use many of our services to support your NDIS goals.

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of helping Australians with a significant and lifelong disability, as well as their families and carers.

If you already get help because you have a disability or are part of an early childhood intervention program, you will probably be able to join the NDIS.

When you join the NDIS they write up a plan for you. This will have goals in it and amounts of money to use on services.

How can Sunbury Community Health help?

If you are living with a disability, we can help you to:

  • Make your day-to-day life easier
  • Make your health and wellbeing better
  • Join in social and community activities
  • Organise your disability supports

We have many different services to meet your needs. Some of these could be covered by NDIS funding.

If you would like to use our services, talk to us – we will help you to find the support you need. 

How can we support children 0–12 years?

If you are worried about your child’s development, our team will work with you to get the best help for your child.

For information about our support for children CLICK HERE

How can we support youth and adults?

We have many different therapies, social and group activities to help people with a disability to reach their goals. We can also help you organise your support.

For information about support for youth and adults CLICK HERE

For information about Support Coordination CLICK HERE

How do you get the NDIS?

Find out more in our brochure. Click on the image.

Or call us 9744 4455 or email ndis@sunburychc.org.au

You do not have to be a Sunbury resident to access these supports.

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NDIS – Support Coordination

What is Support Coordination?

Support Coordination is where you get a worker to help you understand your NDIS choices, organise your services and help you to join in community activities.

They make sure everyone is working together to help you reach the goals in your NDIS plan.

Who is Support Coordination for?

It is available to people over 7 years of age, with an NDIS plan.

To be able to get Support Coordination, it needs to be included in your NDIS plan.

Who can provide Support Coordination?

The NDIS has a list of organisations that can provide Support Coordination. We are one of those organisations.

If you have money in your NDIS plan for Support Coordination, we can do this for you.

Call our Support Coordination Team to find out more 9744 4455.

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NDIS for Children

Any child, any concern. We listen.

If you are worried about your child’s development, our team will work with you to get the best help for your child.

No problem is too big or too small; we take the time to talk to you every step of the way and are here to help your WHOLE family.

Who we are?

  • A team of child development therapists and professionals in one place
  • We are local
  • We know Sunbury
  • We have been helping children in our community for over 40 years

What services do we have to help children?

  • A team of experienced child development professionals
  • Speech Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Key Workers to help you along the way
  • Social Skills groups

The above services can be covered by NDIS funding.  

Other services we have that can help:

  • Audiology
  • A Autism -friendly children’s Dental service
  • A Playconnect Playgroup for children (and their families) with Autism or Austim-like features
  • Music Therapy and more

Thinking of joining the NDIS?

We can help you join the NDIS. Each family will get their own support person who will answer your questions and help you with planning.

If your child is under seven this support person is called a ‘Key Worker’. The Key Worker will will listen to your concerns, create goals and work out the steps to achieve them.

If you are getting the NDIS for your child, think about:

  • What are all the things you would like them to do in their day to day life?
  • What supports will help them get there?

Once you join the NDIS what happens?

  • Once you have your plan you will know the amounts on money that are linked to your child’s goals
  • You can use this money for things like therapy sessions, groups and other services
  • You can choose who you want to use for these services

Sunbury Community Health is one place you can choose to go for services using money in your NDIS plan.

Want to know more?

Call Chris Kulas, Family & Community Engagement Leader 9744 9543.

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NDIS for Youth and Adults

We have many different therapies, social and group activities to help people with a disability to reach their goals.

If you or someone you know is living with a disability, we have services to make your day-to-day life easier, support your health and wellbeing and help you join in social and community activities.

As a registered NDIS provider, we are one place you can choose to go for services using money in your NDIS plan. We can help you when applying for eligibility to enter the scheme.

What services do we have to help youth an adults?

We have:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology (individual and group sessions)
  • Group Therapy and exercise, including Hydrotherapy
  • Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Counselling
  • Community Nursing

We also have weekly social groups for adults (18 years and over):

  • BoilOver – performing arts/theater group
  • New Horizons – evening social and recreational group for young adults
  • Supported Activity Groups – we run outings and hold activities at our centre for people of all abilities

We also have other health services that that can help that may not be covered by NDIS funding.

Thinking of joining the NDIS?

We can help you join the NDIS. You will get  your own support person who will answer your questions and help you with planning.

Before your first NDIS plan, it will be helpful to think about:

  • How you would like to live?
  • What are all the thing you would like to do in your day to day life?
  • What supports will help you get there?

Once you join the NDIS what happens?

  • Once you have your plan you will know the amounts on money that are linked to your goals
  • You can use this money for things like therapy sessions, groups and other services
  • You can choose who you want to use for these services
  • You may have money in your plan for ‘Support Coordination‘. We can help you with this.

Sunbury Community Health is one place you can choose to go for services using money in your NDIS plan.

Want to know more?

Call Kerryn Jorgenson or Jo Howard, to find out more 9744 4455.

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Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

The Victorian Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is a major public health initiative aiming to minimise the spread of blood borne viruses, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C among injecting drug users and to the wider community.

As a secondary NSP provider we can:

  • provide needles and syringes
  • provide sharps disposal containers
  • provide sterile swabs
  • provide condoms
  • provide options for the appropriate disposal of used injecting equipment. 
How much will it cost?

It is free.

Who is it for?

This service is for anyone. If you would like more information call us 9744 4455.

Will I have to wait?

There is no waiting time.

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Nordic Walking Poles

Gain extra health benefits by walking with specially designed poles.

Nordic walking poles help:

  • Burn more calories than regular walking
  • Harmonize the mind and body
  • Use 90% of muscles and get fitter faster
  • Decrease the impact on joints
  • Enhance stability
How much will it cost?

Nordic Walking Poles are available for hire at $5 per week, or purchase can be arranged. Individual instruction and loan of an instructional DVD are available.

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Will I have to wait?

For more information, contact our friendly staff 9744 9522.

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Nutrition and Dietetics

It can be hard to know what to eat, especially if you want to eat healthier, lose weight or with a health condition. Dietitians are food experts who can teach you how to eat the right foods.

Our Dietitian can provide advice, support and information on nutrition topics including healthy eating for children, managing diabetes, coeliac disease, heart disease, weight and food allergies.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some pay a fee at reception
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Occupational Therapy (OT) for Adults

Occupational Therapists (OT’s) visit you in your home to see how you are going with daily tasks, to find ways to make your life easier and to help you to be more independent.

Our OT’s will recommend ideas, equipment and home modifications (changes) to support you and your carers to live safely within your home and community.

OT’s can assess and advise you on:

  • Safety in your home
  • Home modifications (changes) e.g. installing rails, ramps
  • Aids/equipment to help with daily living activities e.g. tap turners, safety alarms
  • Wheelchairs and scooter assessments and training
  • Equipment trials and funding applications
  • Carer support

We also have Occupational Therapy for Children.

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee at reception
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, please contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Occupational Therapy for Children

Our Occupational Therapists can help your child build skills to do everyday activities. This includes things like:

  • Fine motor skills (for example, using scissors, hand writing, using buttons and zips)
  • Gross motor skills (for example, running, jumping, ball skills and riding a bike)
  • Eye hand coordination
  • Helping with dressing, feeding and toileting
  • Helping build their attention span
  • Calming themselves
  • Playing with their friends
  • Helping you understand your child’s sensory needs
What do we offer?
  • Assessments
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Therapy at your home, at our centre, at kinder or school, or in the community
  • Help with choosing equipment that might help your child
How much does it cost?

We will let you know the costs of any appointments your child needs.

Who is it for?

Call us for information about who can use this service.

Children with an NDIS plan can use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455

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Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapy service includes individual assessment and treatment, home visits and a number of exercise groups.

Our Physiotherapists can help people to prevent and manage chronic conditions through physical activity, as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

Our Group Exercise programs include Tai Chi, chair-based exercise, strength training, hydrotherapy and falls prevention.

We also have Physiotherapy for Children.

Click here for more information about Physiotherapy.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee at reception
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Physiotherapy for Children

Our Children’s Physiotherapy service is available for children aged 0–12 years. We can do one-on-one assessment and therapy.

Physiotherapy can help children with:

  • Delays in motor milestones including rolling, sitting, walking, etc.
  • A flat spot on the head or if they prefer to look to one side only
  • Talipes or positioning of feet
  • Clumsiness with running, jumping, ball skills etc.
  • Unusual walking pattern or posture including toe walking and in toeing
  • Prematurity – if your baby was born before 36 weeks gestation
  • Rehabilitation after a hospital admission or injury
  • Pain or aches with activity or rest

CLICK HERE to view our flyer.

Young people aged 13 years and above can be seen through our general Physiotherapy team.

How much does it cost?

We will let you know the costs of any appointments your child needs.

Who is it for?

Any child, any concern.

Children with an NDIS plan can use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

The waiting time for this service is approximately 1–2 weeks. It is available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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PlayConnect Playgroup

Our PlayConnect Playgroup is for children with autism or autism like characteristics and their families. During playgroup sessions, parents, carers and children participate in a variety of play activities and experiences specifically suited to the needs of the children.

The Playgroup meets weekly, during school terms for two hours. Siblings are welcome.

Day: Thursdays

Time: 10 am to 12 pm 

Venue: Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street)

For more information and/or to find out how to get involved, contact Shantelle Grant 0428 667 074. 

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Podiatry

Good feet are important for our health and wellbeing.

Podiatrists look after and care for your feet. Podiatrist’s can help people of all ages. They focus on reducing pain and preventing problems with your feet and legs.

A Podiatrist can help you with:

  • Diabetes
  • Pain in your feet from arthritis or bunions
  • Pain in your feet from hard skin or toenails
  • Trouble with your shoes or insoles
  • Tripping over while walking

Click here for more information.

How much will it cost?

Talk to us about cost. It can depend on if you use this service through a plan like NDIS.

We will let you know the costs of our services and appointments.

How can I pay?
  • Some people can use the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Some people can use their Home Care Package funding
  • Some people pay a fee at reception
Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

People with an NDIS plan or Home Care Package can also use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Respite Care (flexible)

Our caring respite staff offer a regular three hour block of care to do things that are helpful to the person and their carer. This could be companionship at home while a carer goes out or getting out and about in the community.

We can also assist people to look into other options for in-home respite.

Places are limited by available funding, times and staff availability.

How much will it cost?

$9 a session.

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Speech Pathology for Children

Our child Speech Pathologists can help children with communication problems. For example, children who are late to start talking, difficult to understand or who have a stutter.

We can help children with understanding language and clarity of speech. We will talk to you about any concerns you have.

How much does it cost?

We will let you know the costs of any appointments your child needs.

Who is it for?

Call us for information about who can use this service.

Children with an NDIS plan can use this service.

Will I have to wait for an appointment?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Sunbury Wellness Support Group – Depression & Anxiety

Sunbury Wellness Support Group is a group for people experiencing depression and anxiety.

The group meets regularly to discuss their experiences and strategies for coping in a safe and confidential environment.

It is a place for community discussion, support and sharing of ideas. It is not a place for therapy or crisis intervention.

Group Information

Dates: Monday: every 2nd and 4th of the month
Time: 7–8.30 pm
Where: Sunbury Neighbourhood House

No booking is necessary.

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Tai Chi

For more information about our Tai Chi groups and/or to view the flyer Click here (606 KB).

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (www.move.org.au): Free Help Line 1800 263 265


Tai Chi for Everyone

Tai Chi for Everyone is a 12 week program of gentle exercise specifically designed for people who live with arthritis or other health conditions. It can also be used as an entry level Tai Chi program for those who are new to Tai Chi. This program is endorsed by MOVE muscle, bone & joint health.

How much will it cost?

$60 for the 12 week program ($5 per session).

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Please contact Rebecca for more information (03) 9744 9522 as places are limited.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.


Tai Chi for Better Health

Tai Chi for Better Health is a 12 week program of gentle exercises, specifically for people who live with diabetes or other health conditions. Tai Chi has been found to improve balance and mobility and can be used to manage anxiety, depression and pain.

We welcome all interested participants to the program whether they have a diagnosed health condition or not. The program is endorsed by MOVE muscle, bone & joint health

How much will it cost?

$60 for the 12 week program ($5 per session).

Who is it for?

People who live in Sunbury and surrounds.

Please contact Rebecca for more information 9744 9522 as places are limited.

Will I have to wait?

For waiting times, contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.


Tai Chi Practice Group

A weekly Tai Chi class for those who have completed a program and would like to practise in a friendly group setting.

Day: Friday

Time: 1 pm to 1.45 pm

Venue: Sunbury Community Health (Macedon Street)

Cost: $2 per session.

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Transport Services

Sunbury Community Health offers a volunteer driving service for eligible people who have difficulty accessing hospital and medical appointments out of the Sunbury area.

Our transport service operates Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Our vehicles depart from Macedon Street no earlier than 8.30 am and must return to Macedon Street no later than 4 pm. 

How much will it cost?

$22 per trip. People are responsible for any additional costs incurred, including parking fees on the day of the appointment.

Who is it for?

This service is available to residents of Sunbury, Bulla and Digger Rest. People will need to undergo an initial assessment by our Intake Coordinator.

This service is available to the elderly or people with a disability, requiring travel to medical appointments outside of Sunbury, when a family member or friend is unavailable to drive. Before enquiring about this service, please contact the transport services listed on our transport services flyer (550KB).

We are unable to transport people if they have oxygen bottles, if they are attending day surgery or if they require more than minimal assistance with car transfers.

Our driving service is limited to a maximum of 12 drives per year.

Will I have to wait?

A minimum of 10 working days’ notice is required for a volunteer drive. All drives are subject to the availability of a suitable volunteer driver.

For more information about this service, please contact our friendly staff 9744 4455.

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Victims Assistance Program

The Victims Assistance Program (VAP) is a network of agencies across Victoria that provides services and support to victims of violent crime. The service aims to assist victims to effectively manage and recover from the effects of crime.

The VAP is a free service that provides information, practical assistance and referrals to other services.

This service operates from Sunbury Police Station (39 Macedon Street) on Thursdays.

To contact the service, please call the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817 or for more information click here (430KB).

*Please note, this is not a service of Sunbury Community Health. 

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Walking Groups

We support a number of Walking Groups. These groups are free, registered with the Heart Foundation and are led by trained volunteers. Our walks are of a different length and pace on each of the days.

Here’s a video about our awesome walking groups!

MWF Walkers (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) meet:

  • Monday 9.15 am: The Village Green Water Fountain, corner of O’Shanassy Street and Brook Street, Sunbury
  • Wednesday 9.15 am: Meet at the corner of Reservoir Road and Elizabeth Drive
  • Friday 8.15 am: Meet at the slip road, parallel to Riddell Road, off Holt Street

View the flyer here.

For more information, call Robyn Grant 9744 4455.

Sunbury Sons and Daughters Walkers meet:

  • Tuesday 7 am
  • Wednesday 6 pm
  • Saturday 8 am

(Meet at the Village Green Fountain Corner O’Shanassy & Brook Streets)

View the flyer here.

For more information, call Phil 0498 144 763.

How much will it cost?

Free.

Who is it for?

All are welcome to join!

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