Grampians Medicare Local
Medicare locals are planning and funding extra health services in local communities
Grampians Medicare Local services include:
- GP after-hours
- Mental health
- Access to allied health
- Diabetes education
38 Frontline Health Workers*
Grampians Medicare Local health workers include:
- Clinical psychologists
- Social workers
- Diabetes educators
* Frontline health workers are those that directly provide or support health services. This number may not include the many frontline health workers that are employed by local community organisations funded by Medicare Locals. Some Medicare Locals are newer than others, because Medicare Locals were rolled out in stages. Currently, the more established Medicare Locals tend to offer more health services and employ more health workers. As the newer Medicare Locals become more established they will take on more health workers and deliver more health services.
Making a difference locallyThe Grampians Medicare Local works with headspace Ballarat to provide help to young people aged 12-25 with mental health and other health issues.
headspace Ballarat offers a welcoming, friendly and supportive centre. It can help with a range of issues experienced by youth, including health and wellbeing or having difficulty dealing with school. It offers advice to help people to cut down on their drinking or drug use.
Counselling about friendships, sexuality, identity or relationships is available; and the centre can help with sexual health issues or people wanting to find out about contraception. People being impacted by bullying and harassment, having concerns about work or study, or being stressed financially, can also get assistance at headspace Ballarat.
When a person visits headspace Ballarat to see a GP, services are bulk billed so there is no cost to the individual.