Fees frozen to support community

In light of the struggles facing our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Connect Health & Community will not increase fees for its services in the coming 12 months.

Connect Health & Community CEO, Amanda Murphy, said the organisation has decided fees would stay on hold for the coming year as a reflection of the needs of the community.

“We know that people in our community are doing it tough, with some in genuine crisis, and felt was more important for us to make sure people could access our services,” she said.

Therefore, where we have the ability to control the pricing, Connect Health & Community will not increase fees for the coming 12 months

Ms Murphy said the position reflects the organisation’s founding principles of more than 45 years ago when it was created to ensure people of the area could access health care support, regardless of their financial circumstances.

“Connect Health & Community was created by the community, for the community and now more than ever we need to pull together as one to keep us all connected to good health,” she said.

Ms Murphy said some dental services provided by the organisation have a small price increase in line with the requirements set by Dental Health Services Victoria effective, 1 October.

She added this change would be minor, with relevant services increasing by just 50 cents.

“Even with the modest increase, this still ensures Connect Health & Community’s subsidised dental services are accessible to everyone in the community, regardless of their circumstances,” she said.    

Under current lockdown restrictions, Connect Health & Community is providing a range of services onsite including urgent and emergency dental and other priority care, with general allied health services open to the community through video and telehealth access.

For more information, call us on 03) 9575 5333.

 

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