Health

Foster offers a gym, yoga, pilates, Tai Chi, water aerobics as well as several sports clubs and a golf course, and massage
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Arthritis Support Group

10.00 am on the 4th Friday of the month at Foster Community Health Centre.

Book your Mammogram now!

If you are a woman aged 50-69, then now is the time to book an appointment with Breastscreen Victoria’s mobile screening service, which will be in Foster from September 16 to […]

Bushlink Mobile Childrens Services

Run by Kilmany Uniting Care, we visit rural families, providing access to a excellent range of toys, up to date information and support for families.  Ring for information 9 am […]

Cancer Helpline

For the cost of a local call, specially trained staff can answer questions about all aspects of cancer, including prevention, early detection and treatment. Call from 8.30 am to 8 […]

Cancer Support Group

This is an informal group for anyone travelling with cancer. We offer support, chat, networking, interesting speakers, good food, stories, jokes – and more.  Regular connection with the Cancer Council […]

Cardiomyopathy Association of Australia

This is a support group for people with Cardiomyopathy. We provide quarterly newsletters and quarterly meetings at Epworth Hospital with guest speakers.

Counselling

Ailsa Brown is a registered psychologist and secondary teacher.  She offers counselling and psychological services for a wide range of psychological, social and emotional issues.  She is at the Foster […]

Dads in Distress

If you are finding it hard to deal with the break-up of a marriage, depression, child access, family court or just need someone to talk to, Dads in Distress is […]

Dementia Helpline (Alzheimers Australia)

This 24-hour service is for people with demential, their family and carers.  We provide: Understanding and support Practical information and advice Up-to-date written material about dementia Information about other services […]

Diabetes Clinic

This clinic offers ongoing education and support for people with Diabetes and/or their partners and carers.  We provide National Diabetes Supply Scheme (NDSS) supplies; blood glucose meter equipment, checks and […]

Dietician

This service helps people to understand the relationship between food and health, enabling them to make dietary choices to get the most out of their lifestyle. Individual appointments are available […]

District Nursing Service

The District Nursing Service is operated by South Gippsland Hospital’s Community Health Centre, and provides qualified nursing care in the home environment.  It assists people in maintaining or improving their […]

Doctors – Foster & Toora Medical Clinics

For medical emergencies call “000” The clinic has been accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) One of this district’s great strengths is that we are blessed with excellent […]

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

This is a confidential telephone service operated by the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service, which provides information, support and access to safe accommodation for women experiencing abuse in their relationships […]

Don’t assume it’s a cold!

If you or your child has a temperature, a severe cough and perhaps conjunctivitis, don’t assume it’s just a cold. These symptoms may be present for three to four days […]

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

In many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for. By Mario Vittone The new captain jumped from the deck, […]

Drug and Alcohol Service

This common sense, non-judgemental counselling service offers information and education for people with problematic alcohol and other drug use.  There is no need to deal with alcohol or other drug […]

Drug and Alcohol Support

This is an anonymous, confidential service that provides counselling, information and referral over the telephone for people who are concerned about a friend or family member who has an alcohol […]

First Aid for the beach

Gippsland’s stunning beaches, lakes, rivers and pools are an annual drawcard for thousands of Australian holiday makers, but knowing some basic first aid can help us assist in the event […]

Foster Maternal and Child Health Centre

Open Wednesday 8.30am – 4.30pm Alternate Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm All sessions by appointment. Maternal & Child Health 24 Hour line: 13 22 29 Breast Feeding Support 24 Hour line: […]

Foster Youth Assist Clinic

The Clinic is for 10 to 25 year olds and runs on a drop in basis. It is for all social, emotional, medical and sexual needs. Basically it’s a one stop shop for all […]

Gippsland Southern Health Service – Social Work Department

The Social Work Department assists South Gippsland residents whose personal, economic or social wellbeing has been affected by disability or health related matters. People come to see us when they […]

Good Health Clinic

This Clinic is for anyone with  chronic disease and wanting to be able to achieve optimum health and wellbeing.  It is held at the Community Health Centre on Mondays and […]

Hard Work Cafe

Great local gym with an Aerobics Club, strength training for the over 50’s (living longer, stronger program), gentle aerobics, group exercise.  Various programs and times. AM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. […]

Healthy Hearts Program

Anyone with heart disease or the associated risk factors, e.g., angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or overweight is welcome to join this weekly education program which runs for four […]

Heart Support Group

If you have any kind of heart disorder, high or low blood pressure and/or elevated cholesterol –  or if you are the carer of a family member has has, then […]

Hospital expansion plans shared with Danny O’Brien

LOCAL MLA Danny O’Brien toured South Gippsland Hospital last Thursday, the guest of hospital CEO Peter Rushen and the hospital board, represented by board member Paul Ahern. It was the […]

ICE workshop for families

The State Government’s ICE initiative is running an education program for families impacted by ICE. This program is free and will run over two nights at the Leongatha Council Chambers the 8th […]

Kids Help Line

This telephone and online help service is available to young people aged between 5 and 18, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Counselling is available via telephone, email […]

Leongatha ‘Access’ Youth Clinic

Access Youth Clinic is a new bulk-billed health service that operates on Mondays from 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm on the first floor of 3 Lyon Street, Leongatha.  It is […]

Massage, fitness & nutrition consultation

For relaxation, sports and remedial massage; personalised fitness programs; healthy eating plans; mobile massage and beauty therapy, call Jenny Fenwick at the Community Health Centre, Foster.

Men’s Options

This service is provided by the Salvation Army GippsCare, for men who are struggling with violent and abusive behaviour, who may have been abusive or violent in their families.  Assessment […]

Mental illness support group

This is a service for people with mental illness. Have a cuppa and a chat, listen to music, plan an instrument or just relax. Alternate Wednesdays we have outings, such […]

Relationships Australia Victoria

Individual, couple and family counselling, drought counselling, support groups, forums, relationship education and outreach

South Gippsland Hospital

South Gippsland Hospital functions as a 16 bed acute care facility and a Community Health Centre on the one site. The acute care facility provides medical, surgical, maternity, paediatric, emergency […]

South Gippsland training future doctors

It has taken a while for the Monash School of Rural Health (SRH) South Gippsland to settle into its new home but after six months, its presence is being felt. […]

Suicide Help Line

Confidential telephone counselling, support and referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Today’s Cowboys – Film

Today's Cowboys

For when you have a few spare minutes – a beautiful film on the topic of depression in young men in rural areas. Winner: Flickerfest – Runner-Up Best Documentary (2011) […]

Voices from the Gas Fields – an important documentary

If you want to know more about the impacts of Coal Seam Gas on farmers and the health and wellbeing of communities, then this is a powerful new You Tube […]

Yoga

Yoga classes for men and women For women Mondays from 10 – 11.15 am at the Masonic Hall, Foster Wednesdays from 5 – 6.30 pm at the Foster Community Health […]

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