If you think your situation is an emergency, a serious medical issue or risk to personal safety, you should always call 000 immediately or go to an emergency department at a hospital.
URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
healthAbility does not provide GP or emergency services.
Call 000 or contact your nearest hospital or medical centre if you need immediate medical attention.
Northern Health – 185 Cooper Street Epping: (03) 8405 8000
Maternal and Child Health Line: 13 22 29
Nurses on Call: 1300 60 60 24
After Hours GP Helpline: 1800 022 222
URGENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CLOTHING, FOOD, PETROL AND MORE
healthAbility is able to provide financial assistance to help individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardship. The service includes information, referral, advocacy, financial assistance and food parcel referrals (through Eltham Foodshare).
Our staff and trained volunteers provide direct assistance where possible or locate the best source of help available in a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere.
Positive identification in the form of a Health Care Card or Drivers License is required to show proof of residential address, and also a Medicare Card if there are other family members.
FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Family violence can happen to anyone. Is home a safe place for you and your children? Everyone deserves respect, honesty, trust, safety and security, especially from those who are closest to us.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing family violence help is available.
If you are in immediate danger, call 000 (Victoria Police) otherwise click here for a comprehensive list of support services.
HAVING TROUBLE COPING?
healthAbility can offer a wide range of ongoing support services for anyone who is having trouble coping.
If you think your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000, call a help line or go to an emergency department at a hospital.
Northern Health – 185 Cooper Street? Epping: (03) 8405 8000
Parent Line: 13 22 89
Kids Line: 1800 55 1800
Life Line: 13 11 14
Headspace – 78 Main Street, Greensborough: (03) 9433 7200