As of mid year 2021, healthAbility and Carrington Health have merged under one name to bring our communities together. The merged organisation is a not-for-profit community health organisation with an independent Board of Directors.

The merged organisation continues to deliver wide ranging, locally delivered healthcare services focused on allied health, oral health, mental health, health prevention and early intervention for people with chronic and complex conditions, including children, older people and people with disability.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. World Health Organization, 1948

healthAbility is an operating division of Nillumbik Community Health Service Limited and is an independent, community health organisation that has been providing support and care to people for over 40 years.

This includes supporting people with disability, older people in our community, people with complex and chronic conditions, families and youth.

We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of people across all ages and abilities and to inspire people and communities to be healthier and inclusive.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, which means surplus funds are reinvested back into healthAbility so we can continue to support the community and contribute positively to society.

Enjoying good health is not just about the absence of disease or being physically healthy.  It is about the wellbeing of the whole person, within their family, work and social environments.  healthAbility has the unique position of offering a holistic and integrated care approach to our clients, including oral health services from Healthy Bite Dental.

As an NDIS service provider, My Aged Care provider and Community Health Organisation with the ability to process Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Private Health Insurance claims, we make sure you get the best care and support you need to live well.

Everyone is welcome to visit healthAbility and use our services and supports.


As a not-for-profit organisation, we greatly appreciate donations. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. To donate please contact our Chief Executive Officer on 9430 9100 or


Federal Government

healthAbility is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit the Department of Social Services website ( for more information.

healthAbility is also funded by the Department of Health and the Department of Education, employment and workplace Relations (DEEWR).

State Government

healthAbility acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government; Department of Education and Training and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Local Government

We acknowledge the support of the Nillumbik Shire Council.

Quality Improvement and Community Services Accreditation

We are an accredited member of QIP (Quality Innovation Performance), and are proud to have retained accreditation in December 2015 for a further three years.

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