Maternal and Child Health Centres
Our maternal and child health services are available through Central Gippsland Health Service (CGHS) and Yarram and Districts Health Service (YDHS). Further details can be obtained from Department of Education and Training. You may phone CGHS in Sale on (03) 5143 8800 or YDHS on (03) 5182 0258.
Uniting Care Gippsland provides additional information on early childhood services. Contact their Sale office on (03) 5143 7777 for additional enquiries.
Aged and Disability Services
Our Aged and Disability services are available through the following agencies:
Hospitals and Health Services
The Central Gippsland Health Service has campuses in Heyfield, Loch Sport, Maffra, Rosedale and Sale.
The Heyfield Hospital, located at 14 Licola Road, includes 10 acute and sub-acute beds, as well as a 51 bed aged care facility, Laurina Lodge. The hospital and associated facilities provide the area with a complete range of health services. Outpatients have a 24 hour emergency department. Phone (03) 5139 7979 for more information.
The Loch Sport Community Health Centre on National Park Road is a clinic which provides a range of medical and health related services. It is open 5 days a week from 9.00am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Phone (03) 5146 0349 for more information.The Centre does not have an emergency department.
Maffra District Hospital, located at 48 Kent Street, includes 9 acute/sub-acute care beds and 30 high care residential aged care places. Services offered are inpatient medical care including palliative care and short stay treatments. Midwifery patients can receive post natal care. Community health offers programs such as Stage 3 Cardiac rehabilitation, walking and exercise groups and carers group. Outpatient services cover Maternal and Child Health, Dietician, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Podiatry and Drug and Alcohol counselling. Diabetes and Asthma education are also available. Phone (03) 5147 0100 for more information.
The Gippsland Base Hospital on Guthridge Parade, Sale, has a total of 62 acute beds, a 24 hour emergency department, a level 2 neo-natal nursery and complete maternity facilities. In addition to resident specialists, visiting Medical Officers offer other specialist services in the ear, nose, throat, ophthalmology, urology and orthopaedics areas. The Division of Community Care administration offices are located in Sale, as is the Wilson Lodge Nursing Home and the Central Gippsland Health Service Community Rehabilitation Centre. Phone (03) 5143 8600 with enquiries.
Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, the Central Gippsland Aboriginal Health Service, at 117 Foster Street in Sale, offers primary health care in Sale through 2 general practice clinics, 1 dental clinic and several outreach clinics across the wider region. Services include oral and hearing health, midwifery, child and family support, health promotion and a range of allied health services. Phone (03) 5143 1644 with enquiries.
Yarram and District Health Service, on Devon Street in Yarram, offers acute care services including a 24 hour emergency department, general medical and post surgical care, rehabilitation, respite, dialysis and palliative care. An array of community health, welfare and aged care services is also available through this resource. Phone (03) 5182 0222 for more information.
The extensive health care service provision in the shire includes acupuncture, aged care facilities, chiropractors, dentists, disability support services, general medical clinics, general practitioners, massage therapy, naturopaths, optometrists, orthodontists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists, women’s health and allied services.
Support of Primary Health Care Service Providers
Gippsland Medicare Local is a federally funded not for profit organisation which provides support services to primary health care clinicians in the Gippsland region. Building on the work of the previous Divisions of General Practice, their services are provided to GPs, physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists and other allied health professionals, to improve healthcare in our local community.
Gippsland Medicare Local
87A Main Street, Bairnsdale
Phone (03) 5153 0383
Services provided by Gippsland Medicare Local include:
- Support to clinicians and service providers
- Continuing Professional Development
- Indigenous access to mainstream general practice
- Aged Care initiatives
- Immunisation support and resources
- ehealth Initiatives
- Mental Health Programs