All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible for a yearly Indigenous-specific health check. This health check (listed as item 715 on the Medicare Benefits Schedule) is designed especially for Indigenous people. The aim of the health checks is to provide Indigenous people with primary health care matched to their needs by supporting early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions. Ask your doctor for more information today!
LEAHA is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation based in Lakes Entrance. LEAHA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal peoples within the community and around Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers beach, Lake Bunga, Swan Reach, Tambo Upper, Metung and surrounding areas. LEAHA provides services to the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal community, including:
- Chronic care program
- AHW/Nurse team home visits
- GP service Wednesday afternoon’s
- Counselling Services on Wednesday’s
- Medical transport program from Monday to
- Primary Care Network Chronic Care
- Local Justice Worker Program
- Koori Youth Justice Program
- Elders Community Connection Program
- Gippsland Tobacco Healthy Lifestyle team
- TIS Regional Tackling Indigenous Smoking team
- Diabetes and respiratory education
- Visiting hearing services
- Visiting Dental service – Every 2nd Thursday.
- Visiting optometry
- Visiting podiatry
- Men’s Health Promotion Program
- Parenting HUB program
- Outreach midwife service from GEGAC
- Social and emotional counselling/referral
- Women’s health
- Mental health
LEAHA offers support through referral to Tanderra in Bairnsdale. It also runs the Gippsland Tobacco Program to support community members while quitting tobacco.
The Chronic Disease Management Clinic at LEAHA provides additional and specific health services and support to all members of the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal community. The clinic focuses on chronic disease prevention and management, and acknowledges the spiritual and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal people, not just physical problems.
LEAHA provides diabetes education and a chronic disease nurse for the community of Lakes Entrance.
LEAHA offers palliative and end-of-life services to the community of Lakes Entrance and their carers, with the support of clinical services at Gippsland Lakes Community Health.
The Koori Elders group meets every Friday and provides a chance for local Elders to catch up, have lunch together, and participate in cultural, art and craft activities and exercise programs. Occasional day trips are also organised on these days.
LEAHA offers a gathering space for community members to come and have a cup of tea/yarn.
LEAHA provides a mens health promotion program.
LEAHA has a women’s health nurse to deal with all female-related health issues in both prevention and acute care.
LEAHA offers a range of children’s services, including a parenting hub group for families with children aged 0-6 years. Please contact LEAHA for more details.
LEAHA provides maternal and child health services to the community, and can also offer referrals.
The medical transport program provides transport to medical appointments for eligible Lakes Entrance Aboriginal community members to Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Sale, Traralgon and Melbourne, Monday to Thursday.
PO Box: PO Box 429, Lakes Entrance 3909
Phone: 03 5155 8465
Fax: 03 8677 6969
18-26 Jemmeson Street, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909, Australia
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOS) Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services Allied Health Services Audiology Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Children’s Services Chronic Care Program Chronic Disease Management & Services Community Support Services Counselling Dental Services Diabetes Doctors' Clinics Drug & Alcohol Elders Elders' Services Gathering Spaces Hearing Immunisation Maternal and Child Health Services Mental Health Mental Health Services Men’s Health Men’s Services Nursing Home Visits Optometry Palliative and End-of-Life Care Podiatry Transport Services Women’s Health Women’s Services