Ongoing Illness

Ongoing Illness

Are you supporting someone with chronic illness?

If the person you support is experiencing a medical emergency, contact 000.

If you need advice, but the GP is closed and it’s not urgent enough to go to the Emergency Department, you can call

  • 1800 022 222

Health Direct have a team of nurses and GP’s who can provide advice.  This service is 24/7 and free.

Community Rapid Response

You can also check out the Community Rapid Response Factsheet.

This service operates from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm, seven days a week (including public holidays).

Location Contact Number Email
North 0438 395 023
North West 0436 847 458
South 03 6166 5403

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Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you work through the emotions and challenges carers face every day.

Carer Support

Our local support programs connect you with local staff, other carers, groups, events and activities.


It’s okay to need a break from the demanding role of being a carer. We can help you to explore options and plan flexible respite.


Talking to a counsellor can help you explore ways to deal with complex situations, and to balance caring with the rest of your life.

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