Dhauwurd Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service provides a holistic health service to the Aboriginal Community of Portland and surrounding areas. The service covers the local LGA area of Glenelg, which is located on traditional lands of the Gunditjmara people.
Our medical clinic is supported by full time practice nurse position and assisted by Aboriginal Health Workers. Currently we have a full time GP on site, who has been working in Aboriginal health in rural NSW for the past 5 years. Dr. Ashraf is committed to the organisation and is well respected within the Portland community.
Primarily an Aboriginal health service, we also provide a medical service to non-indigenous clients. DWECH in partnership with the RFDS, also operates a very successful Telehealth Service. This enables patients to see specialists, without having to travel, and they can also have their GP sit with them through the appointment.
DWECH operates the bulk of its service delivery from 18 Wellington Road, which is the main operational site. We also operate a service out of our Cultural Healing Centre located at our Julia Street premises. Services operational from the Julia Street premises are generally of a cultural focus, or group activities.
An outreach service is also provided to community members who are socially isolated, difficult to engage or do not have suitable access to transport to attend the clinic.