A fourth Commonwealth-funded dedicated Respiratory Clinic has opened today in the metropolitan area to support the continuation of South Australia’s COVID-19 testing efforts and boost local health system capacity.
The third Commonwealth-funded dedicated Respiratory Clinic has opened today in the north eastern metropolitan area to support the expansion of South Australia’s COVID-19 testing criteria and boost local health system…
The first Commonwealth funded dedicated Respiratory Clinic has opened in the central Adelaide area to support the assessment, testing and diagnosis of community members experiencing mild to moderate respiratory…
The Champion Nurse Immunisation Program provides direct support and mentoring to immunisation providers and the wider Adelaide metropolitan community.
The program’s Champion Nurses are focused on increasing vaccine uptake, as well as raising provider confidence and knowledge around immunisation delivery. Delivered by the Health and Immunisation Management Services (HAIMS), this program and is one of a suite of Adelaide PHN’s commissioned services. This program works closely with the SA Immunisation Hub.
This project aims to increase participation in breast, bowel and well women’s screening for Aboriginal people, giving them a greater chance at preventing or surviving a cancer diagnosis. Cancer Council SA has been provided with funding to recruit, facilitate accredited training for, and support Community Ambassadors to deliver yarning circles across Adelaide. These circles aim to increase awareness of, and participation in, the free National Cancer Screening Programs.
Adelaide PHN has collaborated with Cancer Council SA, Country SA PHN and SA Health to launch a brand new cancer screening campaign, which encourages South Australians to get screened and get on with living instead of worrying about the unknown. Workplaces, community groups and primary health care providers are welcome to support the Get Screened and Get on With Living campaign by sharing information with their staff, patients and community. Follow the link to the right to access campaign material.
An online portal providing GPs and other health professionals with easy access to comprehensive, evidence-based assessment, management, service and referral information. Designed for use at point of care it is free and accessible anywhere, anytime. The program engages local GPs, hospital and community health professionals to develop pathways that support people’s journey in accessing the right care at the right time in the right place. Adelaide PHN partners with SA Health and Country SA PHN in the roll-out of this state-wide program.
The Integrated Team Care program is delivered across three sites within the Adelaide region and supports Aboriginal people to better manage their chronic health conditions and increase access to medical specialists and allied health providers. The program works at the local level by engaging with community, health care providers and Aboriginal organisations. Each service delivery site includes care coordinators and Aboriginal outreach workers working closely together engaging with clients referred to the program.
LETSS is an after hours telephone service designed to provide non-clinical mental health information and support people with mental health challenges, as well as their carers, family and friends to navigate the mental health system in the Adelaide metropolitan region area. The service is delivered by experienced peer workers between the hours of 5:00pm to 11:30pm, 365 days a year and focuses on engagement and an empathetic consumer experience.
Access the service via free-call number (1800 013 755) or web-chat via the program website.
Patients are eligible if they are: 18 years of age, experiencing persistent pain which has lasted for more than 3-6 months, diagnosed with persistent pain, not suited for surgical or urgent pain specialist intervention, suitable for and willing to participate in group education, able to understand English written and spoken, willing to give consent for their de-identified data to be collected to evaluate the program.
The Matrix Program is an intensive outpatient addiction recovery program that provides group-based structured education and cognitive behaviour therapy for methamphetamine and IV heroin users across 20 weeks. The program requires weekly attendance in order to maintain focus and support. Groups are run by trained psychologists and co-facilitated by a recovered peer with lived experience. Delivered by PsychMed this is one of a suite of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services commissioned by Adelaide PHN.
This service provides free onsite low-intensity services and psychological therapies for people living in residential aged care facilities across metropolitan Adelaide. The service is available for residents ‘at risk’ of mild to moderate mental illness; or with a diagnosed mental health condition with either mild to moderate symptoms, or which is severe and episodic in nature and will benefit from short-term psychological therapies. Psychological therapies provided are evidence based, short-term, and delivered via an in-reach model as either individual or group sessions.
Please note: This service is not suitable for residents with significant behavioural issues, dementia with severe cognitive features, delirium, or severe and persistent complex needs that would be better managed by specialised health or mental health services.
As an innovative service being introduced across the Adelaide PHN region, a phased implementation process will be undertaken. Services will not be available across the Adelaide metropolitan region immediately but will commence February 2020 and expand over the following months.
Residential aged care facilities must register to be part of the program. The process for a RACF to register is described in the RACF Implementation Guide that can be accessed by contacting the Adelaide PHN Mental Health Enquiry Line: 1300 898 213, or go to the registration page here
All referrals for services will be allocated through the Adelaide PHN Central Referral Unit for Primary Mental Health Care Services.
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ReferralNet Name: Central Referral Unit
Central Referral Unit Fax Number: 1300 580 249
Mental Health Enquiry Line: 1300 898 213
Referrals should be completed on the Mental in Residential Aged Care Facilities Referral Form (download here) by a registered nurse, GP, psychiatrist or psychologist who can confirm a diagnosis of mental illness. It is preferential that the GP is the referring agent; this is because a medical review may be required prior to commencement of psychological services.
We acknowledge the Kaurna peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of the Adelaide Region. We pay tribute to their physical and spiritual connection to land, waters and community, enduring now as it has been throughout time. We pay respect to them, their culture and to Elders past and present.
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