What is a District Nurse?
District Nurses are qualified professionals who gives medical care to people in the comfort of their home. They help people in many different ways, such as with medications, damaged skin (wounds) and disease or illness. District Nurses also help carers and can give families general information about health and healthcare.
Who are the District Nurses?
Rachel O'Dwyer, Jan Fisher, Temara Smith, Tarnya Hamilton and Catherine Small.
When can you contact a District Nurse?
Monday - Friday (except public holidays)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
How can I arrange to see a District Nurse?
Most bookings (referrals) come from the doctor (GP) but you are welcome to speak with our Intake Team who will help direct you to the service that best suits your needs.
How much does it cost?
Health Care Card Holders - $3.80 per visit
You will also need to pay a small cost for any disposable items they use, such as bandages.
Other payment options are available.
Make a booking
Contact the Primary Health department. Our Intake Team will then phone you to talk about your request.
Phone: (03) 5862 0560
In person: 2 Katamatite Road Numurkah (click for map)
The visitor car park is located on Katamatite Road.
The picture above shows our District Nurse typing some notes on the tablet (small computer gadget) while out in the community. This saves time meaning she can spend more time with her clients.
Reasons to see a Nurse
Information about health
This service if funded by Home and Community Care (HACC).
HACC is a joint Australian and Victorian Government program that provides funding and assistance to Australians in need.