Profile: Clarence Integrated Care Centre
The Clarence Integrated Care Centre (CICC) provides clients with the opportunity to access quality health and community services at a local level.
CICC provides a wide range of health services, routine and general health care for people with chronic health conditions and an Ambulatory Care Centre that provides care for clients who need specialised care in intravenous cannulation and central line access and management.
You provide a lot of services to the community from the one location. What are the benefits of this?
Many people using the CICC have complex health care needs and therefore need to access many services; this makes it more accessible for the client having all these services in one area. All clients are supported to manage their health, have regular check-ups and by the services offering this support they can often avoid going to hospital.
Pathways to Change Chronic Conditions is group and individual programs to enhance self-management for people with chronic conditions, this includes Self-Management (one on one program), Group Work (Live Well, Live Long program), Mentoring and provision of care coordination/case management and referral pathways.
Leg Club Program aims to provide leg ulcer management in a social environment, where members are treated collectively and the emphasis is on social interaction, participation, empathy and peer support where positive health beliefs are promoted.
How does your service operate? Do you need a referral from a GP?
Most services within the CICC operate Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm, Some services are classed as visiting services and therefore are present at the CICC on certain days/weeks.
Most of the services require a referral from a GP. If anyone has any queries regarding referrals contact CICC on 6166 2300.
What services do CICC provide?
Current services available at CICC include:
- Alcohol & Drug Service (adult and youth)
- Ambulatory Care Centre
- Antenatal & Midwifery Service
- Child Health and Parenting Service
- Clarence Ambulatory Care Centre
- Continence Service and Physiotherapy
- Dental/Oral Health Service
- Dietitians: Respiratory Clinic, Renal Clinic and Nutrition Supplement Clinic
- Eastern Shore Community Nursing and Community Nursing Clinic
- Heart Health Program
- Leg Club (for people with leg ulcers)
- Live Well Live Long Program
- Lower Back Pain Drop-in Clinic
- Mental Health Service – Adult
- Needle and Syringe Program
- Pathology South
- Respiratory Clinic
- Smoking Cessation support
- Speech Pathology – Adult
- Speech Pathology – Meal Management
- Social Work
- Wet Away Program (Children’s)
- Youth Assist
There are many groups that also meet at CICC. These include:
- Art Group ( supported by Occupational Therapy)
- Clarence Immunisation Program (Clarence City Council)
- Clarence Integrated Care Centre Auxiliary
- Clarence Pensioners Association
- Clarence Walkie Talkies
- Diabetes Tasmania – Healthy Shopping Tours
- General Exercise
- Knitting and Friendship group
- New Mothers & Babies Groups
- Mums on the Move
- No Falls Group
- Prostate Support Group
- Tai Chi Classes
If you could give one health and wellbeing tip, what would it be?
Keep active, eat and live well.
How can we improve health and wellbeing in our city?
By giving clients the tools to assist them to maintain their health and wellbeing.