Allied Health

Allied Health Professionals

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Access a range of allied health services in your community.

Gunning Community Care engages a team of regular visiting allied health providers offering ongoing treatment and support for residents

For appointment times and bookings please contact Medical Reception
on 4845 1166 ext 2

Community Health Child & Family Nurses

​The Child and Family Nurses are located at the Courthouse Building and are available three Thursdays of each month from 9.00am to 12 noon.

 

An Immunisation Clinic is also held the first Tuesday of each month, with ALL bookings to be made through Yass Community Health by calling 02 6220 2000
 

Physiotherapy

Jessica Quinlan from Origin Physiotherapy & Wellness is available every Tuesday for appointments from 9.00am - 4.00pm. 

Jess graduated from University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.  Previous she had completed her Certificate IV in fitness and has been working as an exercise therapist in aged care for almost four years.  Jess is enthusiastic about helping people achieve their goals through exercise and hands on treatment.


Fees are as follows:

NEW Patients First visit (private under 65 yrs) - $100.00

LONG Visit (private under 65 yrs) - $100.00

FOLLOW UP visit (Private under 65 yrs) - $85.00

Patients with EPC from GP (Subsidised payment) - $45.00

OVER 65 years (Co Contribution—”Conditions apply”) - $45.00

Private Health Fund Is available

Women's Health Physio (Initial appointment—1 hour) - $140.00

Podiatry

Tim Gale from Optimum Health Solutions is available on Fridays for appointments from 9.00am - 4.00pm. 

Tim obtained his Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Sydney.  He has since spent his time practicing in multiple regions across western Sydney and the southern tablelands.  Tim also provides podiatry service in Goulburn, Boorowa, Yass and Crookwell.

 

Tim enjoys all areas of podiatry with a keen interest in Biomechanics and sports injury.  He also has a passion for general and diabetic foot care and believes that Podiatrist play an important role in managing diabetes and overall health.


Fees are as follows:

NEW Patients First Visit (private under 65 yrs) - $80.00

Follow up appointments (private under 65 yrs) - $70.00

Patients with EPC from GP – (Subsidised payment) - $35.00

OVER 65 yrs (Co Contribution - "Conditions apply") - $35.00

Dietician

Rosemary Mifsud from Nutrition Care Services provides quality Dietetic Services providing nutrition support in the home and is available every third Friday of the month.

Rosemary is the director of Nutrition Care Services and her team comprises of dietitians who provide dietetic services to medical centres, nursing homes, government, corporate and non-profit organisations.  Their mission is to deliver evidence-based Medical Nutrition Therapy as Early Prevention and for Chronic Disease Management to optimise health outcomes and promote quality of life.

Fees are as follows:

NEW Patients (private without EPC from GP) - $90.00

FOLLOW UP visit (private without EPC from GP) - $60.00

EPC from GP - Bulk billed

Registered Psychologist

Carey Callaghan is available every month via appointment OR is also available via a secure web link at any time. 


Carey provides therapy and counselling for the following psychological difficulties:

Anxiety and Stress                                               Obsessive Compulsive Disorder    

Depression                                                            Addictions 

School Refusal or Truancy                                 Behavioral Problems
Deliberate Self Harm                                          Eating Problems or Disorders 

Sleep Difficulties                                                  Trauma or PTSD

Grief or Loss                                                          Relationship Difficulties
Family Conflict                                                      Stress Management

Low Self-Esteem                                                  Assertiveness Training 

Relaxation Training                                               Anger Management

 

Occupational Therapist

Shannon Kara from Coree Services is available every Wednesday.

Shannon provides occupational therapy and allied health assistance to support and enable you to lead a fulfilling and active life.

Shannon helps people with physical difficulties, chronic and neurological conditions, learning difficulties or social-emotional challenges, to live a satisfying life.

To make a booking to see Shannon, please call 0488 379 870 or email hello@coree.com.au

 

Mental Health Social Worker

Amanda McCarthy is a qualified Mental Health Social Worker and has recently joined the Gunning Community Centre.  Amanda offers weekly appointments to individuals with a MCHP (Mental Health Care Plan) and referral from the GP.

What is an Accredited Mental Health Social worker?
Accredited Mental health Social Workers are social workers who have extensive postgraduate training and experience in field of mental Health.

Amanda has been a Social Worker for 14 years including a Mental Health Social Worker for eight years.   She has a Master’s in Counselling and specialises in helping clients diagnosed with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, OCD, Eating Disorders and PTSD.  

When should I see an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker?
An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker can help you when you experience difficulties that have an impact on your ability to manage the demands of day-to-day life.  For example, when you:
•    Persistently experience low mood or anxiety,
•    Have a relationship breakdown
•    Experience family, friend, or workplace conflict
•    Feel socially isolated
•    Are diagnosed with or suspect you have a mental health disorder.

Amanda has training in the follow therapies:
•    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
•    Acceptance Commitment Therapy
•    Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
•    Relationship Counselling
•    Family Therapy
•    Bereavement Counselling
•    Trauma Counselling

How do I receive a Medicare rebate?


To receive a Medicare rebate when seeing an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker:
1.    Make an appointment to see your GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist.
2.    Ask your GP for a mental health care plan and a referral letter
3.    And then book an appointment with your local AMHSW.

The cost per session is $140 with a rebate of $77.80 back from Medicare.
Sessions run for 50 minutes and can be held over the phone or zoom if client is unable to attend the office.

Women's Health Nurse

Leah Lloyd is employed by NSW Health in Yass, NSW and provides a range of women's health nursing to the gunning community such as:

- Cervical Screening (the new pap smear)

- 6 week Postnatal Checks

- Education on Incontinence, Contraception and Menopause

Appointments with Leah can be made via contacting Medical Reception on 4845 1166 ext 2.