health update

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Residents of the Flemington and North Melbourne public housing towers under hard lockdown who need assistance or support can contact the Housing Call Centre or Community Connector Program on 1800 961 054.

Find out how and where to get tested for COVID-19 at cohealth.

For general information about COVID-19 call the Victorian Government’s dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. You can ask for an interpreter in your language.

Some appointments and health services will stop or change to reduce the risk of transmission. For more information, go to cancellations and appointments.

Health care for drug users

Specialist health care and harm reduction services for people using drugs

Specialist health care and harm reduction services for people who use drugs

We offer a complete medical, nursing and specialised health care service for people who use drugs (current or past) in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. Our specialised care offers support for often related issues such as homelessness, food deficiency, financial, child protection and family violence.

Our drop in spaces offer hot drinks and meals, shower, toilet, laundry, computer and phone. We  also provide:

  • medical and general health care
  • injecting and safer sex equipment
  • information on safer using and safer sex
  • vein and wound care
  • HIV, Hepatitis and sexual health testing, treatment and vaccination
  • care during pregnancy (antenatal care)
  • social support
  • information about injecting drug use including steroids
  • counselling and support for both users and their family and friends
  • community overdose prevention education
  • referrals for other health services, support and treatment options
  • Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)

What do I need to do?
This is a drop in service for people who use drugs. There is no need for a referral or appointments.

What will it cost me?
There is no cost for this service

 

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