Yarram District Health Service (YDHS) today announced it has registered with the Commonwealth’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and will deliver a suite of allied health services under the Scheme at the Health Service.

Eligible clients registered with the NDIS will be able to access; physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietician support and nursing and personal care services at YDHS. Speech therapy services will also be made available in the coming months.

Colleen Boag, YDHS CEO said the NDIS is profoundly changing the way people with a permanent and significant disability aged 65 and under, access services required for daily living.

“We’re proud to offer this array of allied health services – under the NDIS – which will cater for this diverse range of needs within the Yarram community.

“Our mission is to work with our community and our partners to improve health and wellbeing and by offering these services under the NDIS, we are continuing to live by our central purpose,” Ms Boag said.

YDHS has also communicated with their NDIS eligible clients who are currently receiving home support, home maintenance or respite care that the Health Service will assist them to transition to the Scheme. YDHS will continue to host these NDIS services for these clients until 30 June 2019.

If these clients require these services after this time, YDHS will work closely with them to source these services from another NDIS service provider.

“Today’s announcement allows YDHS to focus on providing outstanding services as well as better and more sustainable health outcomes for the entire Yarram community,” stated Ms Boag.

Those with questions regarding their eligibility for the NDIS can call the YDHS Service Access on 1800 934 722 or they contact NDIS directly on 1800 800 110.