Local Medicare opens

Chief executive Paul Hersey, practice manager Rachael Reyne and mental health manager Paul Loseby. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d408235
Chief executive Paul Hersey, practice manager Rachael Reyne and mental health manager Paul Loseby. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d408235

Perth South Coastal Medicare Local opened its doors on 6 George Street last week.

The new centre will provide valuable and needed services to the Pinjarra community, according to Perth South Coastal Medicare Local chief executive Paul Hersey.

‘We are absolutely delighted to be able to open a service centre in Pinjarra and start providing services to the Pinjarra community,’ Mr Hersey said.

‘There is no doubt that Pinjarra is a growing area and there is an increased need for health services.

‘We noticed there were a lot of patients from Pinjarra travelling to our Mandurah office and we believe in going to the patient ” connecting health to meet local needs.’

The Pinjarra office will have mental health services for children, youth and adults at a low cost, and will be free for people with a health care and pension card.

They will also offer free chronic disease and healthy lifestyle services through individual consultations and group programs.

This includes diabetes education, exercise physiology, dietitian services, smoking cessation, obesity management programs and lifestyle education.

‘In addition, we invite other health providers who are interested in providing new health services in Pinjarra to share our rooms,’ Mr Hersey said.

To access the services, people should have a referral from their GP or call 9439 9500.