Speech therapy is one of the health services newly offered to Evans Head and Coraki communities.
Speech therapy is one of the health services newly offered to Evans Head and Coraki communities. Max Fleet

Health services boosted for Coraki and Evans Head

A NEW psychologist, speech therapist and occupational therapist have been recruited for the Evans Head and Coraki Communities, it was announced by North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) today.

The psychologist is now available as part of NCPHN's Healthy Minds Program in Evans Head.

Healthy Minds provides free mental health services to people who would not otherwise be able to access psychological treatment.

To be eligible, the person must have a government health care card or be suffering financial hardship.

Referrals can be made to Healthy Minds on 02 6627 3396.

Contracted speech pathology services commenced in the Coraki and Evans Head areas on November  2 providing services four days a week and offering more occasions of service than were provided in the 2014/2015 period.

Similarly, occupational therapy services have been established two days a week.

Contact the Spot4You and Spot4 Kids therapists to make an appointment by phoning 1300 7768 4968.

NCPHN's General Manager, Service Delivery, Mr Chris Clark said that these new allied health contracts with private health care providers were part of the new agreement reached between the Commonwealth Government and Primary Health Networks.

"The approach is designed to both increase access to services for the community and potentially create sustainable services for the future", said Mr Clark.



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