Primary Care Centre

Our Key Focus Areas

Community Health

Our Community Health Nurses provide a wide range of primary and preventative health care programs to the Mansfield, Jamieson and Woods Point community.  A Community Health Nurse provides a diverse range of services in order to help community members manage their healthcare needs both within the home and in the community.  The Community Health Nurses work with clients either one on one or in group programs.  Some of our key programs include:

  • Parkinsons support
  • “Parent Child Mother Goose” Parenting Program
  • Walking for older adults
  • Carer’s support
  • QUIT education

Our Community Health Nurse is in Mansfield on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Our Community Health Nurse is in Woods Point on Wednesday and Jamieson on Thursday.

Dialysis

Mansfield District Hospital provides haemodialysis to patients in the Mansfield and surrounding area in a bright, friendly relaxed environment. Our service is a satellite unit affiliated with the Royal Melbourne Hospital Kidney Care Services. Our unit has three chairs operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Holiday dialysis is also available by arrangement.

Diabetes Educator

Our Diabetes educator works with individual clients to prevent and manage complications, and provide on-going monitoring as well as providing education for the general community to increase awareness of diabetes. Assessment of diabetes clients and customised management guidelines are also provided for patients and carers.

Dietitian

Our Dietician provides nutritional advice for a range of dietary issues related to health problems is provided and works closely with our Diabetes Educator where appropriate.

Health Promotion

Primary Care Centre staff work with individuals, groups and the general community to support and provide a range of health promotion initiatives in response to specific local needs alongside key national and state health issues.

Key initiatives focus on:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Breastfeeding Awareness and Promotion
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Prevention of family violence, including the annual white ribbon day
  • Seniors Activities
Podiatrist

The centre podiatrist provides services for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of foot conditions. These include wound care, walking assessments, orthotics and advice on appropriate footwear.

Physiotherapist

The PCC physio offers an assessment and treatment service of movement disorders and mobility problems for individual clients. Assistance and suitable aids and appliances to help with mobility, rehabilitation and independence are available.

Restart Mansfield

Mansfield District Hospital has partnered with The Penington Institute, The Williamson Foundation, St Vincent’s Hospital, Mansfield Shire Council, Mansfield Secondary College, Victoria Police Mansfield, GP’s, Legal Counsel and Community Members to help patients and their families find solutions to the harms associated with substance use.

Program aims
Our approach will promote good health and reduce the harm resulting from the use of Ice and other drugs, offering a range of services to support individuals, families and communities in the most compassionate and comprehensive way.

  • Enhancing awareness of the harms associated with substance use in the community
  • Provide a non-judgmental intake service to facilitate appropriate care
  • Build and share knowledge to empower families and friends in need of support
  • Promote prevention and resilience strategies into the community to respond effectively to the concerns associated with substance use

How will we do this?
You can be sure to meet non-judgmental care with a community health nurse at your first appointment. We understand that every person has unique needs in his or her personal battle. Through an individual evaluation, we will develop a comprehensive, individualised plan to meet your needs.

You may choose to make direct contact with us by calling 5775 8800, at Mansfield District Hospital. Or you may be referred (with consent) to the RESTART Mansfield program by an external provider. If you are calling, you will be greeted by the friendly reception staff at the hospital. Just ask for an appointment with the RESTART program and you will be transferred to our intake officer who will make the next available appointment for you.

If you have been referred into the program you will receive a phone call from the hospital, informing you of your appointment date and time.

Who can use this service?

  • You;
  • A family member or friend;
  • Anyone concerned about someone they care about.

What services do we offer?
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE. CONFIDENTIAL. NON JUDGMENTAL

  • General enquiries, information or education
  • Development of strategies to deal with life challenges
  • Early Intervention
  • Counselling
  • Recovery
  • Withdrawal

How to contact us.
Call 5775 8800 to arrange a time to speak to or meet with the Restart Mansfield Coordinator.

Speech Pathologist

This consultant provides assessment and treatment for children under school age with communication difficulties;

For example the service can assist children having difficulty understanding instructions. Using words and sentences or helping children with unclear speech such as stuttering.

Social Work

Mansfield District Hospital provides social work services to the Mansfield and district community free of charge.  Our social worker provides support for people with health related issues who require assistance with social supports and social issues. This may include advocacy, accommodation, finance, adjustment/loss and relationship issues. The Social Worker is available on Wednesdays and Fridays to assist by phone and/or face-to-face contact providing assessment of needs with further management and/or referral to other services as appropriate. Ongoing or short term support is provided where required. Appointments may be made in person or by telephoning hospital reception staff on (03) 5775 8800.

The services available include:

  • Dialysis
  • Antenatal Clinics
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Health Promotion
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Visiting Nursing & Community Outreach Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing

Visiting services include:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Alzheimer’s Australia – Victoria
  • HACC Podiatry

To make an appointment, please call hospital reception on (03) 5775 8800

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