1. About this service

    Healthworks is a specialist health care and harm reduction service 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


      • 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


      • Costs

        No cost

      • Service for

        Drug and Alcohol

      • Drop in service


    More information for service professionals

      • Participation length

        Treatment dependent

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