About EC Sites

The EC Partnership will help support a number of different interventions to increase hepatitis C uptake amongst people who inject drugs and evaluate the impact of these interventions using the ACCESS surveillance system (http://accessproject.org.au). We will be targeting community sites with high case-load of people who inject drugs, on-site NSPs, OST prescriber/s and those currently visited by Integrated Hepatitis Nurses.

EC supports may include:

Patient Support

  • Health promotion resources
  • Patient support resources
  • Harm reduction initiatives

Provider Support

  • Guidelines and clinical decision making support tools
  • In-practice education and training
  • Clinical support and mentorship
  • Introduction to HealthPathways
  • Access to FibroScan machine & training

Practice Support

  • Hep C Task List
  • Maximising MBS billing
  • Enhanced hepatitis C patient search information sheets
  • Patient management system tips and support
  • Routine ACCESS site reports to track progress at service level

For community clinics who are interested in getting involved, please contact Mellissa Bryant via email (mellissa.bryant@burnet.edu.au) .

Current sites

ACCESS Health Service 31 Grey Street, St Kilda VIC. Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Ph: 9536 7780.

Ballarat Community Health 12 Lilburne Street, Lucas VIC. Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Ph: 5338 4500. Website: https://bchc.org.au/

cohealth Braybrook 107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook VIC. Hep C Clinic: 9:30am to 3pm every Tues & Wed. Ph: 9448 5507.

cohealth Healthworks 4-12 Buckley St, Footscray VIC 3011. Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Ph: 9448 5507.

cohealth Innerspace 4/6 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066. Monday to Friday 10:30am to 6pm. Ph: 9448 5530.

First step 42 Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182. Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. Friday 9am to 6:30pm Ph: 9537 3177.

Genesis Medical 390 Bay St, Brighton VIC 3186. Monday Tuesday, & Thursday 8am to 6pm. Wednesday & Friday 8am to 3pm. Saturday 8am to 11am. Ph: 9596 6422.

Mediclinic Clayton 25/14-26 Audsley St, Clayton South VIC 3168 Burnet nurses: 10am to 4pm every Wed. Ph: 9544 1555.

South Wangaratta Medical Centre 47 Joyce Way, Wangaratta VIC. Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Ph: 5713 9299. Website: dsgmc.com.au/