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Primary Health Services

Tallangatta Health Service provides a range of allied health and nursing services to our commmunty.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is available to provide advice, treatment, education and support on a variety of health issues including, health and wellbeing, managing chronic conditions, physical activity and healthy lifestyles, strength training exercise programs, falls prevention, pain management, mobility problems and rehabilitation following surgery.

Inpatient & Outpatient Services Provided by Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy is available to Tallangatta residents and the surrounding communities.

Physiotherapy provides advice and information:

A referral from your doctor is recommended. All clients wishing to use government subsidised services under Medicare, Veterans Affairs or third party insurance claims are required to have a referral. The service is available to all members of the community.

Community/Outpatient Physiotherapy

Community Physiotherapy is available at Tallangatta Health Service which offers treatments for acute and chronic conditions, pre and post-surgery rehabilitation, exercise classes for strength and balance and mobility assessments.

A referral from your doctor is recommended. All clients wishing to use government subsidised services under Medicare, Veterans Affairs or third party insurance claims are required to have a referral. The service is available to all members of the community.

Appointments

New appointments can be made by phoning the Intake Officer.

For return appointments please contact main reception on 02 6071 5200.


Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology is therapy to assist you  to improve your physical ability and reach your  goals through an individualised assessment and tailored exercise program.

Services Provided by Exercise Physiologist

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) holds a four year equivalent university degree and specializes in the exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

AEP’s provide support for people with:

How is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) different to a physiotherapist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are both allied health professionals, however AEP’s primary focus us to use exercise to prevent, manage and treat complex medical conditions.

Our Accreditied Exercise Physiologist can assist you to improvie your physical health by:  

A referral from your doctor is recommended however you can also self refer.

All clients wishing to use government subsidised services under Medicare, Veterans Affairs or third party insurance claims are required to have a referral. The service is available to all members of the community.

Appointments

New appointments can be made by phoning the Intake Officer.

For return appointments please contact main reception on 02 6071 5200.


Podiatry

Podiatrists treat a variety of disorders and can provide advice on the following:

Public Service

The public service is available to frail aged people or those with certain medical conditions or disabilities, which affects their mobility and independence.

Due to limited podiatry sessions, priority is given to those who are at a high risk of foot complications and are financially disadvantaged. It is not available to those with a DVA card or living in a hostel or nursing home.

The clinic is held one Tuesday every 4 weeks, provided by the Rural Allied Health Team podiatrist from Albury Wodonga Health – Wodonga Campus, and is funded by Commonwealth Home Support Program for eligible clients.

Appointments

You can make an appointment by phoning Reception.

Private Service:
A private podiatry service is available to community members approximately twice per month. If you are interested in accessing this service please contact the podiatrist at Step Up Podiatry on 0499 883 903.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is available to clients and residents of Tallangatta Health Service, plus members of the Tallangatta community and surrounding regions. The Occupational Therapist is available weekdays by appointment.

An Occupational Therapist works with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, assisting them to maintain or regain independence.

Tasks that people may want to be independent with include paying bills, handling money, using kitchen items, doing up shoe laces, showering, bathroom and toileting tasks, shopping, gardening and safety in the home.

Appointments

A referral can be obtained from your Doctor or you can make an appointment by phoning reception.


Social Worker

Tallangatta Health Service has a qualified Social Worker available for appointments. This service is available to all members of the community.

Examples of Issues for Referral

Appointments

You can make an appointment by phoning our Intake Officer or reception.


Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner

Our Women's Health Nurse Practitioner is an experienced Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in sexual and reproductive health.

Services Provided by Women's Health Nurses
Who Should Attend?

Clinics are for all ages. Adolescents are particularly welcome.

Cost

The Tallangatta Women's Nurse Practitioner Service is bulk billed. Please bring your Medicare card or number for our records.

Clinic Locations

Individual appointments are available on request.

Mitta Mitta
At the Maternal Child Health Centre, Mitta Mitta.

Bellbridge
At the Maternal Child Health Centre at the Bellbridge Community Centre, Bellbridge.

Appointments

For clinic times and appointment bookings please phone Tallangatta Medical Centre.


Diabetes Educator

Tallangatta Health Service understands the importance of comprehensive diabetes management and therefore provides the opportunity for people in the community with diabetes to have regular assessments and reviews by a General Practitioner.

Diabetes Care Made Simple

  • Waist Measurement and Weight Check
    3 monthly - Excess body fat, especially around the waist stops insulin from working effectively and increases the risk of heart disease.
  • Blood Pressure check
    At every visit - Tight blood pressure control helps prevent heart attack, stroke, eye and kidney damage.
  • HbA1c Check
    3-6 monthly if on insulin 
    6-12 monthly if not on insulin
    Tight blood glucose control reduces the risk of eye, kidney and nerve damage
  • Feet Examination Check
    6 monthly for pulses, sensation and pressure spots - Poor circulation (pulse), loss of feeling (sensation) and pressure spots may lead to foot ulcers, gangrene or amputation.
  • Kidney Function Check
    Type 1– 5 years following diagnosis and then annually 
    Type 2– at diagnosis and then annually
    Small amounts of protein (albumin) in the urine indicate early kidney damage that can be treated.
  • Blood Lipids Check
    Annually - Too much blood fat can cause fatty deposits in artery walls and lead to heart attack and stroke.
  • Eye Examination Check
    At diagnosis if diagnosis is after 30 years of age 
    5 years after diagnosis if diagnosis is made under 30 years of age and than at least bi annually
    Untreated changes to the retina can cause loss of eyesight.
Who Should Attend Clinics?

Clinics are for people with type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes or impaired Glucose Tolerance. People who would like to be screened for diabetes are most welcome.

Cost

Visits to the Diabetes educator are bulk billed. Please bring your Medicare card for the GP consultation.

Clinic Dates and Times

Tallangatta
Every second Tuesday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Appointments

Appointments can be made by phoning Tallangatta Medical Centre Reception.


Dietitian

Services Provided

The dietitian can provide expertise and guidance for ongoing issues relating to food/diet and its role in health. This may include:

Nutritionally managing certain conditions, such as:

Medical referral is preferred in these cases.

Our dietitian may be accessed by community members of all ages from Tallangatta and surrounding areas.

Appointments

You can make an appointment by phoning our Intake Officer or reception.


District Nursing

Learn more about our District Nursing services.

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Fitness Programs

The aim of our Fitness Programs is to provide a variety of enjoyable exercise sessions for older adults from the community and surrounding area.

Benefits of Exercise

Reduces incidence of falls and fall related injuries, lessons Arthritis pain, improves bone density in people with Osteoporosis, is effective in improving glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 Diabetes, improves social life and helps maintain independence, acts as an antidepressant in depressed people and improves mood and anxiety.

Exercise Groups

Participants require a medical clearance before attending, if over 50 years of age. Forms available on request.
Transport maybe available.
Gentle strength, aerobic and balance training.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi facilitates the flow of “qi” through your body. Qi is the life energy that circulates throughout the body, performing many functions to maintain good health. Practicing Tai Chi helps to strengthen your “qi”, therefore improving your health.

Appointments

You can make an appointment by phoning our Intake Officer or reception.