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- AIDS Action Council of the ACT
Services include: The AIDS Action Council of the ACT provides support services for people living with HIV. Using a service delivery model, we assist individuals develop coping mechanisms to manage HIV infection. This might include counselling, dietitian clinics, advocacy, support groups and referrals. Using community development principles, we work to provide information and prevention messages about HIV to the Canberra community.
- BreastScreen ACT
Services include: Early cancer detection via breast screening for women aged over 40 without recent breast changes or symptoms.
- Canberra Speech and Language
Services include: Mobile paediatric speech and language pathology for children and their families. Areas of special interest include: speech sound disorders, cleft palate, hearing impairment and bilingualism.
- CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn - Watson
Services include: CatholCare is committed to providing excellence in care & assistance to families, children and individuals in the region.
- Child Youth and Family Gateway
- Communicate Speech Pathology - Mobile Service
Services include: The Speech Therapists at Communicate Speech Pathology have been providing speech and language pathology interventions to children and adults across Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra since 2004. We have developed a reputation for providing comprehensive Speech and language therapy for a variety of communication disorders.
- Community Paediatric & Child Health Services
Services include: ACT Health provide a Community Paediatric and Child Health Service to families who are concerned about their child’s development (up to 16 years of age). This includes physical, intellectual and social-emotional aspects of child development. The service operates from different health centre locations across Canberra, and it employs Child Health Medical Officers (CHMOs) and Community Paediatricians.
- Dr Nicole Sides - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Services include: A centrally located surgery, co-located with Compass Fertility and the Barton Private Hospital. A full and prompt service is always provided in reproductive medicine including assessment, ovular tracking, IVF, testicular biopsy and egg freezing. Storage of gametes including eggs and sperm and embryos provided.
- Gail Bennell Speech Pathology - Canberra
Services include: Gail Bennell is a Qualified Speech Pathologist, who is experienced in helping nonverbal children learn to communicate.
- Horizon Therapy Services
Services include: Horizon Occupational Therapy Services specialise in enabling clients to increase physical, psychological and social independence at home and at work, through engagement in meaningful activities.
- Marie Stopes - Canberra
Services include: High quality care in family planning and reproductive health through our licenced and accredited centres.
- Michelle Elmitt Developmental Physiotherapy
Services include: Michelle Elmitt provides quality physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, assessment and intervention for children, those with disabilities, the elderly, and those with sporting injuries. She specialises in the facilitation of the neurological, musculoskeletal and sensory motor systems. The Developmental Physiotherapy space is a safe and comfortable environment which enables the dynamic development of these systems and encourages children to become active in their environment.
- Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children - Canberra
Services include: RIDBC provides education, therapy, audiology and cochlear implant services for adults and children with hearing or vision loss, and their families.
- School Health Nursing Services
Services include: ACT Health provides a School Health Nursing Program to address contemporary health and social issues facing children, young people and their families. The School Health Nursing Program can help students to make a safe and healthy transition through their schooling years into adulthood.
- Seymour Psychology
Services include: Seymour Psychology is particularly focused on working with families and children with special needs.
- The Junction Youth Health Service
Services include: The Junction Youth Health Service provides free primary health care and supports services to young people aged 12 to 25, along with their dependants. We have a particular focus on young people who are homeless or otherwise experience (or are at risk of) disadvantage. Services include GPs; nurses; paediatric & antenatal care; smoking cessation support; drug & alcohol counselling; case management; youth work support; and outreach to schools, other services and individuals. The Junction also provides information, education, and advocacy on health issues affecting young people in the Canberra region.
- The Royal Society for the Blind - ACT
Services include: The Royal Society for the Blind ACT provides a wide range of rehabilitation and support services that assist people in the ACT who are blind or have low vision, to manage the effects of blindness in their daily lives.
- Therapy ACT
Services include: Therapy ACT is a program area of the Community Services Directorate. It provides a range of multidisciplinary therapy and support services for people with delays in development and developmental disabilities.
- Vision Australia Canberra
Services include: Vision Australia supports people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose. Services are tailored to individual needs and can include: Low Vision Clinics; Reading, writing and information access; Moving about safely; Techniques for daily living; Emotional wellbeing programs; Recommendation, supply and use of assistive equipment and technology; Support to access recreation and leisure activities; Support to access further education and training courses; Support to obtain and maintain employment; Family-centred Children's Services.
- Women's Health Service
Services include: ACT Health's Women’s Health Service (WHS) provides services for women by women. These include a range of nursing, medical and counselling services for women with complex health and social circumstances who have significant difficulty accessing health services.
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