Community nursing

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Health assessment, information and support.

What is it?

Meet with a community nurse to stay feeling well. We can help with a health assessment, information, support and referral to another service.

Who can use these services?

Anyone that is unsupported and not able to manage their own health issues. Call us to check if you can access this service.

We prioritise adults from marginalised and/or disadvantaged communities and anyone living in public housing. Newly arrived refugees living in Moreland are able to access this service.


It's free.

Do I need a referral?

No. You do not need a referral to access this service.


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Make a booking

Call 1300 637 744 (MERRI H).

More information

Do you only provide assessments at a Merri Health centre?

No, we also work closely with partner agencies and can provide assessments for people in need at partner locations like The Salvation Army.

How do I know if I should see a community nurse or a doctor for a health assessment or referral?

Seeing a community nurse is a good option if you would like assessment about a non-urgent or long-term health condition. You should always see your doctor if you are very unwell or experience a sudden change in health.

What’s the difference between a community nurse and a nurse that works at a hospital or medical centre?

Community nurses help people to stay well or manage a health condition. They assess the client, offer advice about lifestyle and health options, and refer on to other health professionals who are experts in their field, such as dieticians or counsellors. Nurses in hospitals and medical centres tend to work more with people who are already sick.

This service is funded by the Victorian Government

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