Latest news from IPC Health

IPC Health Deer Park vaccination clinic update

01/07/2022

From Monday 4 July, our IPC Health Deer Park vaccination clinic will be changing its days to Mondays and Wednesdays.

Visit our Coronavirus page for more information on how to book.

 

IPC Health VU Werribee COVID-19 testing update

29/06/2022

From Friday 1 July, our COVID-19 testing site at VU Werribee will have updated hours.

Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am – 2pm

Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

 

Our new Sunshine campus has opened!

20/06/2022

We’re thrilled to announce that our new Sunshine campus has opened and is now seeing clients. Check out our blog post to learn more about the campus features and view the photos.

IPC Health Sunshine
Level 1, Ballarat Rd (Western Highway)
Sunshine 3020
Ph 1300 472 432

Car parking and client entry is via Harvester Rd.

IPC Health Wyndham Vale GP Superclinic update

17/06/2022

The Wyndham Vale GP Superclinic has updated hours of Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Visit our GP Clinic page for more information.

 

Pop up COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic at IPC Health Wyndham Vale

16/06/2022

A state run vaccination pop up offering walk in appointments for COVID-19 and flu (for NIP eligible clients, see post further down) vaccines is running Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm until 29 June.

IPC Health Caroline Springs vaccination hub has closed

15/06/2022

Our Caroline Springs vaccination hub has closed permanently due to a decline in demand. Since opening in September 2021,  we’ve delivered over 77,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to people aged 5 to 90+ years through the hub, outreach, pop ups and in home visits. Thank you to all our teams for helping to keep our communities safe.

We are offering COVID-19 and flu vaccines through our GP clinics. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Public holiday closure

09/06/2022

All IPC Health campuses and COVID-19 vaccination hubs are closed on Monday 13 June for the public holiday.

Testing sites will operate as normal. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Help us create our new all abilities action plan

25/05/2022

As valued members of our community, we want to make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable when they visit us. 

We want to know what you think about ability and inclusion at IPC Health to shape our vision of true all ability inclusion.

We’re running client surveys in partnership with Supporting Potential to help inform our plan. Please visit this link to participate before Tuesday 31 May 2022.

Caroline Springs COVID-19 vaccination hub hours update

18/05/2022

Our Caroline Springs COVID-19 vaccination hub hours have changed for Thursdays and Fridays to 12pm – 7pm. View more opening hours on our Coronavirus page.

Celebrating IDAHOBIT

17/05/2022

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day to celebrate rainbow communities and challenge LGBTIQA+ discrimination.

Every child and young person deserves to feel included, respected and encouraged to participate in sports and physical activity, regardless of their gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

IPC Health stands in solidarity with trans and gender diverse young people in sports and support their right to feel included, respected, and encouraged to participate. 

COVID-19 vaccination pop up at Westfield Airport West

13/05/2022

We’re back at Westfield Airport West hosting a #COVID19 vaccination pop up in partnership with Western Health. Come and say hi to Dr Baz the therapy dog! No bookings needed, ages 5+ welcome.

Westfield Airport West
Near the Concierge desk and Best & Less
29-35 Louis St, Airport West 3042

Until Tuesday 17 May, 10am – 4pm each day

Flu vaccination clinics now running at IPC Health Deer Park and Wyndham Vale campuses and our Caroline Springs vaccination hub

04/05/2022

For people aged over six months, please book in at Deer Park or Wyndham Vale campuses via their respective receptions

Deer Park
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:15 – 4:30pm 

Wyndham Vale
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 – 4pm

For people aged over five years with National Immunisation Program eligibility, we are offering free walk in flu vaccinations at our Caroline Springs hub. Eligible children aged six months to five years can access a flu vaccination at the Joan Kirner Centre at Sunshine Hospital.

The following groups of people are at more risk of complications from influenza and are eligible for a free annual influenza vaccination under the National Immunisation Program:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • People aged 65 years or over
  • People who have medical conditions that mean they have a higher risk of getting serious disease:
    • cardiac disease
    • chronic respiratory conditions
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • immunocompromising conditions
    • diabetes and other metabolic disorders
    • renal disease
    • haematological disorders
    • children up 10 years on long term aspirin therapy

Please wear a mask at all times when inside

03/05/2022

As a health organisation, masks are still mandatory. If you didn’t bring one, we have plenty! 

Thank you for your cooperation and for continuing to treat our staff with kindness and respect.

COVID-19 testing at the Wyndham Vale campus has closed

27/04/2022

With testing demands slowing, the Victorian Department of Health has closed several testing sites, including ours at Wyndham Vale. Our testing team have performed almost 80,000 tests since the site opened in May 2020!

We’re still testing at Victoria University, Melbourne Australia, Werribee campus. More information visit our Coronavirus page.

Public holiday closures

14/04/2022

All IPC Health campuses and COVID-19 vaccination hubs are closed on the upcoming public holidays:

– Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April
– Monday 18 April
– Monday 25 April

Testing sites will operate as normal. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Autism assessment focus group

13/04/2022

We want to talk to families in the West who have children either recently diagnosed with autism, going through assessment now or waiting for an assessment. 

Please see this flyer for more information.

Melton Waves Leisure Centre vaccination pop up

12/04/2022

We’re hosting a new COVID-19 vaccination pop up at Melton Waves Leisure Centre from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 April, 11am – 5pm each day.

We’ll also be giving away free ice cream to each person who receives a vaccination!

Please note that you must have paid for pool entry as we’re located inside the Centre.

Caroline Springs family fun day

11/04/2022

We’re hosting another fun day at our Caroline Springs vaccination hub on Wednesday 20 April from 10am – 4pm. Say hi to the Western Bulldogs mascot, grab some giveaways, get your face painted, hit up the free sausage sizzle and coffee cart plus heaps more! 

We also have free RATs for each person or family who receives a vaccination at the hub.  

Dianella Community Centre vaccination hub closes, Koomail Tardy Community Centre hub opens Monday 11 April

07/04/2022

Today was the last day of our successful vaccination hub at the Dianella Community Centre. From this coming Monday 11 April, we are opening a hub at Koomail Tardy Community Centre. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Operating hours will be:

– Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 4pm

– Thursday to Friday: 12pm – 6pm

– Saturday to Sunday: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Closed on public holidays

Face masks mandatory at IPC Health campuses

29/03/2022

As a healthcare provider, all clients must wear a fitted face mask, have their temperature taken and answer our attestation questions when visiting IPC Health campuses. Please continue to treat our staff with respect.

Find out where else you still have to mask up.

Join our Dementia Carers Support Group!

Dementia Carers Support Group
16/03/2022

The Dementia Carers Support Group is for anyone who cares for a person with dementia or a similar condition in the City of Wyndham area.

Through education, social connection and emotional support, the group aims to empower carers and explore:
 
  • advice and support
  • ideas
  • guest speakers
  • social outings, luncheons and coffee catch ups
The group meets at the IPC Health Hoppers Crossing campus on the first Tuesday of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (next group session will be the 5th of April 2022).
 
For more information, contact:
Leah Hewitt, Occupational Therapist
(03) 8734 1400

Public holiday closure

11/03/2022

All IPC Health campuses are closed on Monday 14 March for the public holiday.

Testing and vaccinations sites will operate as normal. For more information, locations and times, visit our Coronavirus page.

 

Celebrating Social Prescribing Day

10/03/2022

Today is Social Prescribing Day. Find out how our free Social Prescribing program can increase your wellbeing and help you get connected to your community.

Vaccination team returns to Highpoint and St Albans Market

23/02/2022
From the 24th of February, our COVID-19 vaccination team will be returning to Highpoint Shopping Centre and the St Albans Market. Operating hours will be:
Highpoint Shopping Centre
10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday to Sunday for 4 weeks
 
St Albans Market – Big Sam
8:00am-2:00pm
Thursday to Saturday the 27th of February

VU Werribee campus COVID-19 testing site closing at 4pm today

21/02/2022
Our VU Werribee campus COVID-19 testing site is closing at 4pm today due to works that need to be carried out. It will be back to regular hours tomorrow.

Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Deer Park COVID-19 testing site now permanently closed

Deer Park testing site group

18/02/2022

With COVID-19 testing demand slowing, the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services has decided to permanently close our Deer Park testing site.  We’re still testing at IPC Health Wyndham Vale and Victoria University, Werribee campus. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information. Big thanks to all the staff who worked across our two Deer Park sites, performing 130,000+ tests since the beginning of the pandemic.

New hours for VU Werribee campus COVID-19 testing site

14/02/2022
Our VU Werribee campus COVID-19 testing site is now open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through to Sunday. During extreme weather conditions or because of capacity restrictions, our testing sites may close early.

Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

All day walk-ins now available at our Caroline Springs and Dianella Community Centre vaccination hubs

Stronger together vaccination landscape
11/02/2022
Our Caroline Springs and Dianella Community Centre vaccination hubs are now offering all day walk ins for ages 5 and over. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Free RATs with vaccination at our Caroline Springs hub

09/02/2022
While stocks last, each person or household group who is vaccinated at our Caroline Springs vaccination hub will be given a free RAT to take home.  Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Extended hours at our Caroline Springs and Dianella Community Centre vaccination hubs

08/02/2022

Our Caroline Springs and Dianella Community Centre COVID-19 vaccination hubs are offering extended after school hours this week and next for both bookings and walk ins.

🔹 Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 until 6pm

🔹 Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 until 6pm

Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

Extra COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available at IPC Health GP clinics

07/02/2022

Our GP clinics at Deer Park and Wyndham Vale have added extra COVID-19 vaccination appointments. 

Call our dedicated line on 7037 2108 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm) to check your eligibility and to make a booking. Please only call this number and not our main phone lines so that those seeking urgent medical care can be assisted in a timely manner. If you can’t get through on the booking phone number, please email covid.vaccinations@ipchealth.com.au If you do not have a Medicare card, please call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 to make a booking.

New hours for Deer Park COVID-19 testing site

07/02/2022
Our Deer Park COVID-19 testing site is now open from 7am to 4pm, Monday through to Sunday. During extreme weather conditions or because of capacity restrictions, our testing sites may close early. Visit our Coronavirus page for more information.

COVID-19 vaccination walk-ins for 5-11 year olds and booster jabs for 16-17 year olds now available at our hubs

04/02/2022
Our Caroline Springs and Dianella Community Centre vaccination hubs can now accept walk ins for 5-11 year olds. In addition, people aged 16 and 17 years can now receive their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.  Visit one of our pop up hubs this weekend (details below) or make an appointment at our Caroline Springs vaccination hub.

Kids COVID-19 vaccination information sessions with a nurse educator available to community groups

04/02/2022
Do you have a community group that would like to hear up to date and reliable information about the COVID-19 kids vaccination? Our nurse educators can be booked to come to your group sessions. Email Jessleen Kaur to find out more.

Melton South Community Centre vaccination pop up this Friday

03/02/2022
In addition to our school pop ups, we’ll also be at the Melton South Community Centre this Friday providing vaccinations for people over 12 years. No bookings required.
Melton South Community Centre 41 Exford Road, Melton South
🔹 Friday  4 February: 10am – 4pm

School vaccination pop up hubs this weekend

02/02/2022

In partnership with Western Health, we’re hosting COVID-19 vaccination pop ups hub at Melton Primary School and Tarneit P-9 College this weekend. We’re accepting both bookings and walk ins for people over 5 years. 

– Melton Primary School, Unitt Street, Melton

– Tarneit P-9 College, 21 Brinbrook Street, Tarneit

🔹 Saturday 5 February: 9am – 4.30pm

🔹 Sunday 6 February: 9am – 4.30pm

🔹 Bookings | portal.cvms.vic.gov.au

Recently had COVID-19? You can get vaccinated as soon as you’ve recovered.

All children aged 5 to 11 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who can provide consent for the vaccination.

Walks in for 5-11 years at IPC Health Caroline Springs vaccination hub this weekend only

28/01/2022
In addition to our school pop ups, our Caroline Springs vaccination hub will be accepting walk ins for the 5-11 years cohort this weekend only.
🔹 Friday 28 January: 1:30pm – 8:30pm
🔹 Saturday 29 January: 10am – 3pm
🔹 Sunday 30 January: 10am – 3pm
 
Click here for estimated wait times. 

School vaccination pop up hubs this weekend

27/01/2022
In partnership with Western Health, we’re hosting COVID-19 vaccination pop ups hub at Glengala Primary School, St Albans East Primary School and Wyndham Vale Primary School this weekend. We’re accepting both bookings and walk ins for people over 5 years. 

– Glengala Primary School, 1-23 Kermeen Street, Sunshine West

– St Albans East Primary School, 25 McArthur Ave, St Albans

– Wyndham Vale Primary School, 85 Ribblesdale Ave, Wyndham Vale

🔹 Saturday 29 January: 9am – 4.30pm

🔹 Sunday 30 January: 9am – 4.30pm

🔹 Bookings | portal.cvms.vic.gov.au

Recently had COVID-19? You can get vaccinated as soon as you’ve recovered.

All children aged 5 to 11 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who can provide consent for the vaccination.

Road works near Wyndham Vale campus

27/01/2022

The access road to IPC Health Wyndham Vale (Borden Drv) will be closed due to roadworks. The roadworks will take approximately two months to be completed. There will be no direct access to IPC Health from Ballan Road during this time

The alternative route will be via Paramount Blv and Bursa Drv – click on the picture to enlarge. This is for IPC Health traffic only. There will be NO public access to the east end of Bursa Drv at the rear of the IPC Health site.

Single traffic directions will be in place on site of the IPC Health campus. There will also be traffic control present. There will no reduction in parking spaces. Detour signage will be in place.

Public holiday closure

25/01/2022

All IPC Health campuses are closed tomorrow, Wednesday 26 January, for the public holiday. Testing and vaccinations sites will operate as normal. For more information, locations and times, visit our Coronavirus page.

Heat alert issued for Victoria

24/01/2022

The Victorian Government’s Chief Health Officer issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast.

Heatwaves can affect anybody and can cause serious illnesses such as heatstroke. To survive the heat, follow these simple tips:

  1. Drink water and stay hydrated
  2. Avoid sitting in hot cars
  3. Stay in cool areas
  4. Plan ahead and monitor the weather forecast
  5. Check in with others

For more information, head to the Better Health Channel.

Dianella Community Centre 5-11 year olds vaccination hub open 17 January

13/01/2022

Together with Western Health, we’re moving into the Dianella Community Centre for a special kids #COVID-19 vaccination hub. Book your 5-11 year olds in now for our opening week of Monday 17 January onwards.

Dianella Community Centre, 6 Congo Drive, Tarneit West
Click on the image for access directions

🔹 Monday to Wednesday: 9am – 4pm
🔹 Thursday to Friday: 12.30pm – 7.30pm
🔹 Saturday to Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Note: we’re unable to accept walk ins.

COVID-19 testing sites suspended due to peak capacity

Cairnlea testing site

06/01/2022

Our testing sites are again suspended due to peak capacity and long queues today. Please also note that we only conduct PCR tests. We apologise for the inconvenience. You can attend the Showgrounds to collect a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Enter through gate 7 for Building 16.