Community Health services vary from centre to centre and include family health services, social work services, child health services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, HACC, community health nursing services and confidential counselling. Referrals to self-help groups and health welfare services, drug education and drug dependence programs may be available.
Some Community Health Centres offer access to Home and Community Care (HACC) programs. HACC programs are a joint state and federal government initiative which provides frail aged people and people with a disability access to practical services which assist them to continue living in their own home. Support services are also available for carers. Services which may be available to eligible clients include domestic assistance, social support, home nursing and personal care, respite care (in home and centre - based), home maintenance or minor modifications, allied health services (such as podiatry, dietetics, physiotherapy and speech pathology) and referral to other support services where needed (such as Meals on Wheels). Fees apply to certain HACC services, but special arrangements may be made for people who cannot afford these costs.