Pathway to Good Health
Pathway to Good Health is a program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services that provides medical and allied health services for children 12 years of age or less that reside in Out of Home Care eg. Foster care or kinship care.
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- Tell me about the service
- What services are available for this program?
- Who is eligible for this service?
- Is a referral needed for this service?
- Are there appointments available?
- Who do I contact to make an enquiry?
- What does this service cost?
- Where is the service located?
- What hours are you open?
- Can an interpreter be arranged?
Tell me about the service
Having timely access at a young age to health care is very important to this group of children as they often can move placements many times .
Dianella is one of the multi-service providers participating in the program. Other providers include Djerriwarrh Community Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The multi-services provided include a general health assessment by the doctor, a referral from the doctor to other teams (for example, Audiology, Paediatrics, Child & Adolescent Psychology, Speech Pathology) for specialist assessment and recommendations and a completed health care management plan with assessments and recommendations.
What services are available for this program?
Pathway to Good Health provides the following services for eligible children:
- a health assessment with our doctor
- child and adolescent psychology
- speech pathology
Who is eligible for this service?
A child is eligible to receive Dianella services for this program if:
- they have entered foster care or kinship care from November 2012; AND
- they are 12 years of age or less (children older than 12 years of age; AND
- they live in either the Northern suburbs or some eligible Western suburbs
Is a referral required for this service?
Yes, a referral is required. The Department of Health and Human Services Case Manager will discuss the services with you. Once you have discussed the services with the Case Manager, either the Case Manager, foster carer or kinship carer can then refer to our services.
Are appointments available?
We make a priority appointment with the doctor within 1 – 7 days after your initial enquiry.
If the doctor refers the child to our other services, we offer priority access to appointments with those other services.
Who do I contact for further enquiries?
Enquiries can be made directly to our Medical Practice on 1300 234 263
What does this service cost?
There is no cost involved for the services provided by this program.
Where is the service located?
The service is primarily located at the Dianella GP Super Clinic, 42-48 Coleraine St, Broadmeadows.
What are your hours?
The care coordinator is available on a Monday and Wednesday between 9 and 5pm.
Our General Practice and Paediatrics service operations Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Can an interpreter be arranged?
An interpreter can be arranged upon request.