Discovery Coast Community Health Service (DCCHS) provides a range of primary and allied health care services to identified small rural and remote communities in the Discovery Coast communities. DCCHS aims to provide primary and allied health care that promotes physical and mental wellbeing by optimising the health status within individual's own environment.
2 Rafting Ground Road
Agnes Water Qld 4677
Telephone (07) 4902 1100
Facsimile (07) 4902 1188
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The Discovery Coast Community Health Service offers the following free of charge services by appointment to the communities of Agnes Water, Baffle Creek, Bororen, Lowmead, Miriam Vale, Rosedale, Turkey Beach and surrounding communities:
- Child Health Nurse
- Community Nursing
- Community Support
- Counselling Services
- Diabetes Education
- Diet & Nutrition
- Family Support
- Health Assessments
- Legal Advice
- Needle Syringe Program
- Occupational Therapy
- Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme
- Seniors Support
- Women's Health GP
- Women's Health Clinic
- Tax Help Program
- Youth Support
- Breastscreen Queensland (every two years)
- Hearing Screening (six monthly)
- Mental Health Team (monthly)
Health Assessments are a one-off holistic approach to health care which comprises physical checks of blood glucose, blood pressure, foot assessment, balance, grip strength and BMI (Body Mass Index). Anyone who is found to have concerns will be referred to an appropriate health professional.
The DCCHS aims to prevent and reduce the rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in our community. We provide and maintain access to relevant health promotion and preventative health programs and activities designed to promote health and wellbeing by taking a holistic approach to preventative health in the community with a range of activities. Download DCCHS Preventative Health brochure
Heart Foundation Heartmoves program is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn't done any exercise in a while. You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere.
Heartmoves is run by accredited exercise professionals specifically trained in managing safe, low to moderate intensity physical activity programs.
Heart Foundation Heartmoves is open to everyone and is designed to be safe for people with stable long term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or obesity. Heartmoves is also suitable for anyone who hasn't done any exercise in a while.
Active Ambassadors play a vital role in the delivery of activities of these programs. If you are interested in becoming an Active Ambassador in your local community phone 4902 1100 to register.
For more information, download the DCCHS brochure
The Discovery Coast Community Health Service is about to launch E-Health, an email health bulletin, providing nutrition, tips and advice on living a healthy and active lifestyle direct to your inbox every fortnight.
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The Discovery Coast Community Care (DCCC) houses Ozcare which delivers services to the Discovery Coast area including HACC funded service, meals, respite care, social/recreational support, and transport. Ozcare can be contacted by phoning: 1800 692 273 or for more details visit: ozcare.org.au
The Youth Worker assists and supports youth today for healthier living tomorrow.
This youth friendly health service recognises that young people have specific health problems, needs and concerns and adolescence is a stage of life in which behaviours are formed and many health concerns begin. Appropriate and positive health care services can improve outcomes for young people and prevent long-term difficulties. The programs' focus is on prevention rather than intervention and is primarily for young people aged 12 to 24 years.The Youth Worker is able to assist individual young people and / or their families / carers with choices to improve their health, regarding a wide range of issues including:
Inter-personal relationship skills;
Harm minimization; and Safe practice.
Young people have the opportunity to participate in age appropriate community based activities in and around the Discovery Coast to enable them to develop social skills, relax and have fun in a supportive recreational setting. For further information please contact the Youth Worker on 07 4902 1100 or 0437019648. Services delivered are provided with a minimal charge or are free of charge, are non-judgmental and confidentiality is assured. DCCHS receives funding from the federal Department of Health and Ageing under the Regional Health Service program.