Audiometry (hearing test)

An audiometrist will conduct a hearing test to determine your level of hearing loss. They can fit hearing aids and provide counselling for those with hearing loss. This service is provided by Australian Hearing on a visiting basis.

Fees
No fees to eligible clients.

Who is eligible?
To check your eligibility, please click on the following link to be redirected to the Australian Hearing website https://www.hearing.com.au/

Hours
Appointments are available every second Friday from Ballan Health and Care Services at 164 Inglis Street, Ballan.

Bookings
To make an appointment to see an audiometrist, please call Australian Hearing on 03 5333 0200 and ask for an appointment when they are next in Ballan.

Beat It
Beat It is a physical activity program that combines cardiovascular, strength, balance and flexibility exercises. This program is best suited to those with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic or mental health conditions. Group sessions run twice a week.

Beat It requires a doctor’s referral and possibly an individualised assessment with an exercise physiologist at Ballan Health and Care Services prior to commencement.

Who will benefit?
People living with chronic conditions – or at risk of developing a chronic condition.

Bookings
Booking into a group session is easy. Call 03 5366 7999 or visit the GP Clinic reception at 164 Inglis Street, Ballan.

Dietetics and Nutrition

Our Chronic Disease Nurse assists doctors and their patients with their care planning. This is a service for people with chronic conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Lung conditions
  • Early arthritis.

Care planning is a great opportunity to discuss your health – areas that are going well and areas that can be improved – as well as to undertake basic health screening tests.

This process is about setting health goals you want to achieve and developing strategies together to help you improve your health. It is also a good opportunity to assess how the Allied Health Team can support you. For example, with physiotherapy, exercise physiology, dietetics, occupational therapy, social work and podiatry.

Our dietitian provides individualised and practical dietary advice to help individuals of all ages manage their health condition and achieve optimum quality of life. Dietitians can also provide general dietary advice regarding weight loss (or gain) and to prevent long-term health conditions.

Fees

  1. Private patients: $75 for an initial 30-minute consultation and $55 for a follow-up appointment for non-concession card holders. HiCAPS is available at reception for processing claims through your private health fund, minimising out-of-pocket expenses on the day of treatment (dependent on your level of cover)
  2. Enhanced Primary Care: No charge if you are referred by a community health nurse (or GP) under a health management plan.
  3. Other non-private patients: $9.30.

Bookings

Appointments are available on Mondays and Tuesdays and can be arranged via Ballan Health and Care Services at 164 Inglis Street, Ballan. To make an appointment to see one of our qualified dietitians, please call reception on 03 5366 7999.

District Nursing

Our district nursing team provides home-based healthcare by offering assistance with hygiene, wound care, medication management, diabetes management, emotional support and monitoring of health status.

This team of highly-skilled nurses can assist you when you first return home from hospital or support you to stay out of hospital.  This service is offered to clients located in Moorabool West.

Availability

District nurses are available seven days a week, including public holidays. For more information, please call reception on 03 5366 7999.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists can visit individuals in their homes to assess and promote independence and participation in activities for daily living. Our OTs can recommend and prescribe aids, equipment or home modifications, such as grab rails, ramps, scooters and other devices that may assist you to continue to live safely and independently in your home. Our OTs can also provide individuals with strategies to reduce falls and conserve energy.

Who is eligible?

Must be over 65 years of age or living at home with a disability.

Bookings

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Occupational therapists are able to visit you in your home. To make an appointment, call Ballan Health and Care Services on 03 5366 7999.

Physiotherapy

Our team of experienced physiotherapists assist in the prevention, treatment and management of movement disorders arising from various conditions and diseases. Physiotherapists also specialise in a number of areas, such as sport injuries, chronic pain, post-operative rehabilitation and sleep disorders.

A 12-week hydrotherapy program is delivered by a qualified physiotherapist. This program involves a tailored water-based exercise program under the supervision of a physiotherapist.

If you are managing a chronic condition or disability, require rehabilitation or simply need support to lead a healthier life, please contact us on 03 5366 7999.

Podiatry

Podiatrists specialise in the prevention, treatment and care of all lower limb conditions and gait pathologies, including painful nail, skin and joint problems.

Podiatrists play a role in the assessment and treatment of the diabetic foot and provide education and advice regarding the prevention of diabetic foot problems. It is recommended that people with diabetes have an annual foot health check with a podiatrist.

We also assess and provide some of the treatments available for children with foot problems, such as toe walking and in-toeing, and for children with foot pain.

At Ballan Health and Care Services, we facilitate optimal foot health to improve mobility, independence and general health and wellbeing.

Bookings

Appointments are available Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm at 164 Inglis Street, Ballan. Please note, we do not offer a home visiting service for podiatry.

If you are a new client or have not seen us for over 12 months and wish to make an appointment, please contact 03 5366 7999.

Social Work

Don’t know who to turn to for help or support?

Our experienced social worker is available to support you with:

·         Grief and loss

·         Major life events

·         Financial pressure

·         Anxiety and depression

·         Family relationships

·         Chronic health issues.

Bookings

Appointments with the social worker are available Monday to Friday.

There is no fee.

Your sessions with the social worker are confidential.

Please call 03 5366 7999 to book your initial needs assessment with a social worker.

Women's health support program

Having a baby affects you physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s important to look after all aspects of your health, so you can look after your baby.

Our women’s health support program has been designed to help mothers during the ante and post-natal period, and includes:

·         Checking-in with a district nurse – 1x 60-minute session

·         Allied health support, as needed (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, dietetics).

The aim of this initiative is to give mothers and families holistic support that can continue for as long as required after the post-natal period.

Please note: this program is designed to provide further nursing and/or allied health support to supplement any existing interventions you may be receiving from your obstetrician, midwife or maternal child health nurse and is not designed to be a replacement program.

Sessions can be online or in person and any out-of-pocket cost will be based on your level of income.

For further information, please call 03 5366 7999.

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