CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

As part of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response in Victoria, the Victorian Government is shutting down non-essential activity to help stop the virus spreading.

We all need to do our bit because the better we contain the spread, the less people will become sick -- and our Elders and people with existing conditions are particularly vulnerable.
MDAS is still open
And we are looking after our mob in the Mallee -- although the arrangements for accessing some of services will change. We ask that you contact us by phone before attending any of our MDAS sites at this time.

You should not ignore your ongoing health needs at this time - our health services are available and here to help...we're just working a little differently.

  • Free call (phone and text) 1800 183 593
  • MDAS Mildura 5018 4100
  • MDAS Swan Hill 5032 8600
  • MDAS Kerang 5412 6004
A COVID-19 assessment and advice clinic is now open at Sunraysia Community Health Services (SCHS), 137 Thirteenth Street Mildura. 

The Clinic is open Monday to Friday from 1-4pm and is aimed to take pressure off the emergency department and GP clinics.

It is important to phone SCHS first before presenting to the hospital, MDAS or a GPs office.

Please get any other information you need from us or from the Victorian Government's Coronvirus website or information specifically for Aboriginal Communities here

Allied Health Services
Our MDAS Allied Health Services (including podiatry, physiotherapy, endcrinology, speech pathology and audiology) are still available.  Our temporary Allied Health Pathway is a little different for the time being, but call us to find out more.  Or check out this Allied Health Pathways document for our Mildura clinic.
Things you need to know and do:
Download our information sheet here

Call us if you need us
We're here to help, but we'd like you to call us first before you visit

Symptoms
Coronvirus Symptoms include Fever, Sore Throat, Cough, Tiredness and Difficulty breathing but you can get more information here

Social Distancing
Stay home unless it's absolutely necessary, and keep your distance (two arms' lengths) from others when you are out

Hand Hygiene
20 seconds of hand with soap washing - often!

Our MDAS team is working hard to help the community deal with COVID-19. Our health, family services and support staff are working harder than ever. It's normal for all of us to feel anxious, but harsh words, on phone calls, on social media or at our medical facilities, are never OK.

MDAS takes confidentiality very seriously. Please do not ask our staff for information related to individual clients which is confidential. This will help us all in keeping our community safe. One of the most helpful things you can be at this time is kind and to look out for each other.
 
Things to do when you're bunkered down:
Being stuck at home can be tough at times.  But we all need to do our bit of all our mob – that means staying put to reduce everyone’s risk from COVID-19.  Click here for some fun things you can do while you're you're stuck at home.


MALLEE DISTRICT ABORIGINAL SERVICES  “Our Vision: Generations of vibrant, healthy and strong Aboriginal communities”
NEWS
4/06/2020

Local voice part of Reconciliation event

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1/06/2020

A touching tribute for Sorry Day

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29/05/2020

Reconciliation is an ongoing journey

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29/05/2020

Touching tribute to the Stolen Generations

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28/05/2020

Listening to Our Mob Speak

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EVENTS
6/03/2020
To Be Advised

MDAS Mallee NAIDOC Art Competition

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JOBS
Swan Hill

Aboriginal Hub Practitioner (Swan Hill)

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Mildura

Aboriginal Hub Practitioner (Mildura)

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Swan Hill

Aboriginal Health Practitioner x2 (Swan Hill)

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Swan Hill

Practice Nurse (Swan Hill)

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Mildura

General Practitioner (Mildura)

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MILDURA
120 Madden Avenue Mildura
Phone (03) 5018 4100

SWAN HILL
70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

KERANG
9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

ROBINVALE
77 Perrin St Robinvale
Phone (03) 4013 2000


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