Local Services in your area

 

Ovens & King Community Health Service

 

Ovens and King Community Health Service believe passionately in helping people maintain good health - the most precious resource we have.  

We provide a range of services for young people in our area to assist teenagers to manage their health issues such as;


 • Health Promotion - by arrangement

 • Counselling

 • GP Clinic [Bulk Billing]

 • Alcohol & Other Drug Counselling

 • Community Nusing (Sexual Health) - Choices, Support, Education and referral on reproductive and sexual health issues & fee for service by arrangement for school programs

 • Relationships

 

 

 

 

 

North East Support and Action for Youth Inc. (NESAY)

 

NESAY is a community based organisation that provides a service to young people

and their families in addressing the issues of adolescence, family life and homelessness. 

 

North East Support and Action for Youth Inc (NESAY) is a community managed incorporated agency committed to providing a service to vulnerable youth, the homeless and people who have been disenfranchised by their personal circumstances, addressing the issues of adolescence, family life, homelessness and employment options.

 

NESAY has developed and implemented a number of very innovative and family focussed intervention programs for marginalised people outside the ‘standard welfare arena, that are funded through various avenues such as community partnerships; charitable foundations; fundraising drives; and government grants.

Direct service delivery programs operate directly and intensively with the young person and their family in a respectful and strength based approach to address their identified needs.

 

Finding Solutions & Adolescent Support Program

Provides an intensive support and assistance to young people and their families.  Most referrals are from the Child Protection system, however community referrals are welcome.  The program aims to prevent future involvement of these families with the Child Protection system.

 

Reconnect

Helps young people who are homeless and those at the risk of homelessness to become more involved with their family, work, education, training and the community through mediation, counselling and practical support for the whole family.

 

Creating Connections

This program aims to support young people who are ‘transitioning' to independent living. The target group for this program is young people who have the capacity and ability to live independently but require extra support to make this transition long term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adolescent Health Nurse (DEECD/WHS)

 

A School Nurse is provided to the School by the Department of Human Services for two days each week to assist in the delivery of health and wellbeing programs for students.  The School Nurse works closely as part of the Student Wellbeing Team. The below is a list of activities that onsite Nurse can provide;

 

• Resourcing students & teachers on current health information

• Health Promotion programs including

• Help 4U (Year 9, two doubles over two weeks)

• Body Think

• Gorgeous Girls

• Real Life Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dental Services

 

Health Promotion | Oral health | Nutrition education; issues affecting dental health

 

e.g. Anorexia, Krones, mouthguards, fizzy drinks etc; Hep C; plaque disclosing; tattoos, tongue
piercing; mouth cancers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North East Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (NECAMHS)

 

Free mental health service provided for young people aged 0-18 in the eastern hume region (i.e. Cities of Wangaratta and Wodonga, Shires of Indigo, Benalla, Mansfield Alpine and Towong and the township of Yarrawonga.)

 

Any one can make a referral to NECAMHS. When you ring, you will speak to the Intake worker who will discuss what the current problem is and why you think NECAMHS is the best place to find help. Young people can refer themselves to NECAMHS as well and whoever makes a referral to NECAMHS can expect to talk about how parents or key adult supports could be involved. When there is an issue of safety of the young person, a parent or key adult will always be involved.

 

NECAMHS provides an assessment to get a good understanding of what is going on and to then plan with you what would be most helpful to get the young person’s mental health back on track. NECAMHS can also provide consultation to other people or agencies so that they too can assist in the best way possible to achieve this.

 

NECAMHS generally is a point of referral when problems and symptoms have become more complex and persistent.

 

NECAHMS also co-ordinates assessment for complex presentations that suggest a young person may have autism through the autism assessment team. It is recommended that this possibility is discussed with a paediatrician first though.

 

Our mental health promotion officer supports the learning about mental health within organisations and child and youth community through education and mental health promotion programmes e.g. Youth Mental Health First Aid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Details

 

OKCHS

Ovens & King Community Health Service
1st Floor, 90-100 Ovens Street
P O Box 224
Wangaratta,   3676

 

P: 03 5723 2000,
F:  03 5722 2313,  or

Email:  adminok@ovensandking.org.au

Lift access is available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NESAY

 

Wangaratta Main Office

86-90 Rowan Street

PO Box 572

Wangaratta VIC 3676

P: (03) 5720 2201

F: (03) 5721 8185

 

 

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Adolescent Health Nurse (DEECD/WHS)

 

Onsite at Wangaratta High School

 

Edwards Street campus
PO Box 235 
Edwards Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677
Phone: (03) 5723 0500
Fax: (03) 5723 0546

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dental Services

 

Onsite at Wangaratta High School

 

Edwards Street campus
PO Box 235 
Edwards Street
Wangaratta VIC 3677
Phone: (03) 5723 0500
Fax: (03) 5723 0546

 

 

 

 

 

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NECAMHS

 

66-68 Faithful Street Wangaratta
Wangaratta VIC 3676 
Phone: (03) 5722 4837