What is primary health?
A primary health professional will be the first health care worker you see when you begin a journey through the Australian health care system. A primary health care worker may be a nurse, allied health professional (like a physiotherapist or dietitian), doctor or pharmacist. Click here to find more information about the health care system on the Health Issues Centre website.
Numurkah District Health Service has its own Primary Health department. The services below are all located in the same building but some are provided by other organisations. These include the dentist (Goulburn Valley Dental Group), financial counsellor (Goulburn Murray Hume Agcare), general practice clinic (Quinn Street Clinic) and podiatrist.
Click on the links below to find out more about each service:
The Early Intervention in Chronic Disease (EIiCD) program adds to the work we already do to help people in the community living with chronic disease look after themselves better. It aims to get in early to support people before their health problems become more complex. Click here to find out more..
Community Midwives help pregnant women look after themselves and the health of their baby. Midwives give mothers and fathers information about pregnancy and help them to prepare for birth. Click here to find out more..
Goulburn Murray Hume Agcare is an independent organisation that operates separately from Numurkah District Health Service, although it is located in the same Primary Health building. Click here to find out more..
Counsellors are highly trained professionals that help people to explore everyday or more complex challenges they may be facing. They also help people see things more clearly so that they can make changes to improve their emotional wellbeing. Click here to find out more..
Goulburn Valley Dental Group is an independent clinic that operates separately from Numurkah District Health Service, although it is located in the same Primary Health building for your convenience. Click here to find out more..
Diabetes Educators are Allied Health professionals that have done more study to focus their work on helping people with diabetes. They work with people to better manage their health and everyday well being. Click here to find out more..
MOIRA MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM
Numurkah District Health Service in partnership with Cobram District Health, Nathalia District Hospital and Yarrawonga Health have a joint Psychological Therapy and Mental Health Clinical Care Coordination program in place. Click here to find out more...
The Numurkah Network is a program that offers regular events that provide a friendly place to share a meal, catch up with friends or make new ones, and enjoy a range of activities that help to improve health and wellbeing. Click here to find out more...
Occupational Therapists help people to participate in the activities of everyday life. They work with people and communities to improve their ability to do the things they want to do, need to do or are expected to do. Click here to find out more...
Palliative Care improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness. It involves preventing and relieving suffering and treating pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Click here to find out more...
Physiotherapists help people to be able to move and function as well as possible. They support people of all ages to participate in safe physical activity to prevent health problems and to improve the quality of people's lives. Physiotherapy can also help with pain, stiffness and repairing damage to the body. Click here to find out more...
A Podiatrist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in treating the feet and legs. They commonly treat conditions like tinea, ingrown toenails, corns, bunions, infections and foot injuries. Click here to find out more...
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, as they have studied the brain, memory, learning and human development. They understand how people think, feel, behave and react. Psychologists only use methods that are backed up by scientific research. Psychologists can work with individuals and families and can also help groups and organisations. Click here to find out more...
Numurkah now has a Family Violence Worker that visits from Shepparton every fortnight. This free and confidential service supports people over the age of 16 who are currently experiencing family violence or have experienced family violence in the past. To access this service or find out more information please call Primary Care Connect on 5823 3200.
If you are experiencing a personal crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24 hrs a day).
High quality care
To make sure we provide the best possible care, we use guides and models from the Victorian and Australian Governments. One of these is the Active Service Model. To find out how this model helps our clients reach their health goals, click on this Fact Sheet.
Diversity and inclusion
Numurkah District Health Service has a Diversity Plan to make sure that we can meet the needs of everyone in our community, with a special focus on people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with dementia, people living in rural and remote areas and people experiencing financial disadvantage (including people who experience or are at risk of homelessness).