Healthworks

About this service

Specialist health care and harm reduction services for people who use drugs

Healthworks offers a complete medical, nursing and specialised health care service for injecting drug users (current or past) in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. Specialised care offers support for often related issues such as homelessness, food deficiency, financial, child protection and family violence.

Drop in spaces offer hot drinks and meals, shower, toilet, laundry, computer and phone. Also providing:

- Medical and general health care
- Injecting and safer sex equipment
- Information on safer using and safer sex
- Vein and wound care
- HIV, Hepatitis and sexual health testing, treatment and vaccination
- Care during pregnancy (antenatal care)
- Social support
- Information about injecting drug use including steroids
- Counselling and support for both users and their family and friends
- Community overdose prevention education
- Referrals for other health services, support and treatment options
- Needle and Syringe Program

This is a no cost drop-in service for people who inject drugs. There is no need for a referral or appointments.  4-12 Buckley Street, Footscray.

 

    • Service name

      Healthworks

    • Service address

      4-12 Buckley Street, Footscray 3011
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    • Phone

      9362 8100

    • Urgency levels

      Direct Help, Some Help

    • Service area

      Western Region- Victoria

    • Service hours

      Monday to Friday, 10am - 6.00pm Saturday, 10am - 2.00pm (NSP only)

    • Interpreters

      Available on request

    • Service type

      INDIVIDUAL

    • Costs

      No cost

    • Service for

      Drug and Alcohol

    • Drop in service

      Yes

    • Outreach

      Yes

More information for service professionals

    • Participation length

      Treatment dependent

    • Funding limit?

      Ongoing

    • Who can refer

      Self