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A new online directory will help residents find healthcare providers.
A new online directory will help residents find healthcare providers.

The directory, which was launched on Wednesday, provides locals with a one-stop-shop of information regarding local providers of services such as Aboriginal health, chiropractic, counselling, dentistry and general practitioners.

All listings include information on what services each provider specialises in, as well as a map to help locals find the services closest to them.

Fremantle Medical Local chief executive Christa Riegler said the directory came about because of rigorous research done by the team.

‘From research undertaken in the last two years, it was established that many members of our local community were unaware of what services were around them or how to access them, so having a free, easy to use online service will allow them to quickly find the right health service at the right time,’ she said.

‘Health providers are able to submit their details, relevant information and images to Fremantle ML, who will then upload them to their own unique listing on the directory, which enables quality control and general uniformity, so all health providers get equal representation.

‘We anticipate all social groups in our area will benefit because we are building a directory that will grow to encompass a huge spectrum of health needs and issues.’

Ms Riegler said the campaign was gaining momentum, with advertisements on 13 local bus shelters, 6000 postcards in Fremantle cafes, 43,000 letterbox drops and leaflets for health providers.