Youth Services

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Services For Young People

Bellarine Community Health offers a professional suite of confidential and friendly health services especially for young people aged 12-25.

We offer a dedicated youth health and support service conveniently located between Drysdale’s secondary colleges. Young people can access a range of health advice, support and information under the one roof.

All health services are free for young people aged 12-25 years. Some additional charges for medications may apply and fees apply to public dental program for young people over 18 years old.

You can make an appointment directly with us here, or ask your school welfare staff to make an appointment for you.


Make a Referral to Drysdale Youth

Available at home Services are available in your home or other locations

Our Services

Drysdale

Drysdale Youth

Ocean Grove

Point Lonsdale

Portarlington

Youth Services

Youth Community Nursing Available at home Yes
Youth Dental Program Yes
Youth & Family Counselling Yes
Youth GP Services Yes
Youth Nutrition & Dietetics Yes
Youth Occupational Therapy Yes
Youth Physiotherapy Yes
Youth Podiatry Yes

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Youth Community Nursing

Youth Community Nursing

Our youth nurses understand the problems and pressures faced by young people. They can work with you in a confidential and non-judgemental way and support you with:

  • Concerns around sexual health and puberty
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing and advice
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Problems at home, school, university or work
  • Feeling overwhelmed or down
  • Safe partying
  • Same sex attractiveness

Youth Dental Program

Youth Dental Program

Dental services for young people are provided through our Point Lonsdale Health Centre including:

  • Checkups, cleaning and extractions
  • Fillings and fissure sealants
  • Radiographs
  • Fitting of mouth guards and splints
  • Professional and dietary advice
  • Referrals to Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital.

The Dental service is free for secondary students under 18 who are dependents of concession cardholders or who hold a healthcare or pension concession card.  Young people over 18 years can only use the detal service if they hold a healthcare or pension concession card.  Public Dental fees apply.

Youth & Family Counselling

Youth & Family Counselling

Our counsellors understand the issues faced by young people and can offer support in a confidential and non-judgemental way. They work with young people, their families or their parents and can assist with:

  • Feeling down or depressed
  • School and exam pressures
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety
  • Problems with drugs and alcohol
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Specialised alcohol and other drug (AOD) counselling to support young people
  • Linking you to other services to support your wellbeing. 

Youth GP Services

Youth GP Services

Young people can access qualified general practice doctors providing free, confidential and professional medical care at the Drysdale site.

You can see our doctors for a broad range of health concerns including general health, sexual health or if you are feeling anxious or depressed.

Our doctors are experienced in working with young people and will listen to your concerns in a non-judgemental way and support you to take care of your health.


Youth Occupational Therapy

Youth Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists can work with you to help you to be able to do the activities you want or need to do at home, school or work such as:

  • Managing stress, coping skills, keeping well
  • Accessing sporting, social and recreational opportunities
  • Driving or using Public Transport
  • School – social issues, study skills
  • Work skills – applications, finding and keeping employment
  • Home environment, cooking skills, budgeting, paying bills
  • Concentration, attention, problem solving at school

Youth Nutrition & Dietetics

Our Dietitian-Nutritionists can support young people to grow and maintain good health by providing dietary advice relating to:

  • Vegetarian diets
  • Sport
  • Underweight/overweight
  • Disordered eating
  • Food and mood
  • Vitamin/mineral deficiencies ie iron
  • Adequate nutrition to perform well at school
  • Treatment of diet related diseases such as constipation, diabetes, coeliac disorders, irritable bowel syndrome

Youth Physiotherapy

Youth Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists can provide advice and treatment for muscle, joint and movement problems such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Poor posture
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle aches, strains,
  • Tendinitis
  • Joint sprains
  • Joint stiffness
  • Shin splints
  • Post surgical rehab
  • Exercise programs
  • Hydrotherapy

Youth Podiatry

Youth Podiatry

Our Podiatrists can provide foot care advice and treatment for problems such as:

  • Sporting injuries
  • Footwear advice
  • Skin or nail issues (i.e. warts, tinea, callous)
  • Ingrown toe-nails
  • Foot infections
  • Orthotics