North Richmond Community Health Limited (NRCH) is a community health service located in Richmond, Victoria.
NRCH offers a broad range of primary and community health services including:-
- General Practice
- Oral Health
- Community Nursing
- Diabetes Nurse Education
- Pediatric and Adult Allied Health
- Counselling and Casework
- Post Acute Care
- Harm Reduction.
NRCH is also home to the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health. A national program focused on promoting the health and well being of migrant and refugee communities and building cultural competence and health literacy in organisations.
NRCH services are supported by an active health promotion team; volunteers and in house interpreting services.
NRCH was established in 1974, then known as the North Richmond Family Care Centre, with the purpose of servicing the healthcare needs of the newly established Langdon Park public housing estate in North Richmond. Recognising the multicultural characteristics of the community NRCH was the first community health service in Victoria to employ interpreters as members of staff. NRCH also recognised the importance of multidisciplinary team-based care.
In 1974 the service employed both clinical staff and staff that addressed the broader social needs of the community. Our values have always included a commitment to equity, inclusion, social justice, embracing diversity, respect for others, openness and connectedness with our community. These values continue to underpin our work today.
NRCH is fundamentally committed to safety for all and always improving the quality of our care. NRCH is also committed to addressing the broader social needs of our community and contributing to achieving their aspirations.
Our GPs are experts in:-
- General health
- Children’s health
- Aged care
- Women’s health
- Maternal and postnatal care
- Family planning
- Sexual health, including Implanon insertion and removal
- Disease prevention
- Mental health
- Musculo-skeletal conditions
- Chronic disease management
- Minor procedures
- New hep B testing and treatments
- New hep C treatments
- Alcohol and drug treatment
- Methadone and Suboxone (eligibility criteria apply)
- HIV testing and treatment.