At St Patrick’s, we adopt an holistic approach to health, knowing that a person’s physical and mental health plays a crucial role in a person’s overall ability to live an independent, full and happy life.
By looking at the big picture and working with leading medical and health experts across the State, we are able to provide immediate, well-considered and lasting results for many of our clients.
Health is an early casualty in the vicious cycle of poverty and homelessness, with research showing that chronic disease and premature ageing are significant issues for homeless people.
Our clients regularly attend our health clinic located in our Day Centre to receive treatment and care and to learn how to improve their health and overall well-being.
In the last two years we have established a full-service dental health clinic that offers free dental services to our clients. This fully-equipped clinic is run entirely by volunteer dentists and dental hygienists and has been made possible with the generous support of the Australian Dental Health Foundation and LotteryWest.
We also work closely with health experts, universities and key community groups to address and improve the issues facing Indigenous Australians.
Education is at the core of our healthcare philosophy.
With the critical financial and in-kind support of Murdoch University, key teaching and professional institutions (Silver Chain, Moorditj Djena, Murdoch University, Chiropractic Clinic, Challenger TAFE Hairdressing, CAAWA and Optometrists Association Australia- WA Division) and other generous supporters, we provide a fully integrated health clinic.
Our Health Services include:
- Twice weekly GP access to the Fremantle Street Doctor (services provided by Fremantle Medicare Local)
- Registered Nurses in attendance
- Full dental clinic
- Chiropractic services (Murdoch University Chiropractic Clinic & CAAWA)
- Therapeutic Massage
- Hairdressing (Challenger TAFE)
- Optometry Services (Optometrists Association Australia – WA Division)
- Hearing Checks (Hearing Association WA)
- Immunisation programs (Murdoch)
- Health promotion activities