Community Care Nutrition Service
The Community Care Nutrition team is a free community based service for adults wanting to improve their nutrition and health.
Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians and Allied Health Care Assistants see clients individually or as part of a group.
Clients must be ACT residents 25 years and over (except for Enteral fed clients who must be 18 and over).
Home visits may be offered to bed bound clients only.
You, your doctors or other health professional can make a referral.
Contact Community Health Intake on (02) 6207 9977 between 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 3:30pm Wednesdays (excluding public holidays).
The nutrition service offers dietary assessments, advice or counselling for nutrition related needs that are associated with medical conditions such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic diseases like Kidney Disease (CKD), arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease
- Malnutrition such as unintentional weight loss
- Minor gastro intestinal conditions such as constipation, diarrhoea, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Overweight and Obesity (Adult Healthy Weight Program)
- Palliative care
- Wound healing
Services are located at the Phillip; Tuggeranong; Belconnen; and Gungahlin Community Health Centres.
Enteral Nutrition Service (HENS)
The nutrition service manages the Home Enteral Nutrition Service (HENS) which can provide assessment, prescription and advice to clients 18 years or older, including advice on equipment issues.
We facilitate group programs for individuals needing help for weight management. This program uses a non-dieting approach for managing extra weight.
For more information on our programs please select the program below.