health update

out of home care children’s clinic

Our Koolin Balit children’s clinic provides culturally safe health care specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0-18 living in out of home care.

The service aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children by looking at each child’s physical health, growth, speech and psychological wellbeing. Once we understand the needs of each child we develop a health management plan that can be used by child protection workers and carers.

Our health care team is made up of a specialist children’s doctor, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker, a speech therapist and a mental health worker. The team works with each child and their carer and/or case manager to develop the health management plan.

What do I need to do?

A doctor’s (GP) referral is required to come to this service. Where a child does not have a regular GP an appointment can be made with a cohealth GP by calling 9912 2000. Referrals are also accepted by other appropriate agencies.

Contact us via the details below for more information or to arrange an appointment.

What will it cost me?

There is no cost for this service.

Billabong BBQ

 Weekly BBQs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in and around Collingwood.

Foodshare program

 A weekly gathering for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in and around Braybrook

Background branding image of roads representing community