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City of Rockingham Health and Wellbeing Profile (May 2016)

The City of Rockingham Health and Wellbeing Profile was produced by the South Metropolitan Public Health Unit and the Department of Health WA. The profile demonstrates that the City of Rockingham plays a significant role in creating an environment for communities to prosper and enjoy good health. It influences many aspects of community life which contribute to health and wellbeing, e.g. urban planning, parks and facilities, transport, social support and community participation. The information in this profile will help to inform Council, the public, partners and other stakeholders about how well the local population is faring, and provide the City of Rockingham with the evidence required to plan effectively for the health and wellbeing of the local community.

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Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022

The City of Rockingham’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022 highlights the City’s vision for improving the health and wellbeing of the community. 
 
Through extensive research of local community health needs and wider public health priorities, the City has identified four priority areas which will form the key elements of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022.
 
The four priority areas of the strategy are:
 
• sport, recreation and physical activity
• social cohesion
• healthy lifestyles
• community education and awareness.

Health services

Medicare

18 Civic Boulevard, Rockingham, WA, 6168            
Postal Address: PO Box 9822, Perth, WA, 6000
Business hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

For further information, please visit the Medicare website.

Dial-a-Doctor

Dial-a-Doctor is a free service for residents of Perth (from Yanchep to Dawesville) where a doctor will to come to your home if you are unwell.

The service operates weeknights, weekends and public holidays. The service is free to people who have a Medicare card or a Veterans Affairs Card as they are bulk billed.

For further information please contact 1300 030 030 or visit the Dial-a-Doctor website.

Hospital - Rockingham General Hospital

Rockingham General Hospital is located on Elanora Drive, Cooloongup. For further information on their services, please contact 9599 4000 or visit the hospital's website.

Dental Services - Rockingham Government Dental Clinic

Rockingham Government Dental Clinic provides dental examinations and treatments to eligible adults who hold a health care or pensioner concession card.

Rockingham Government Dental Clinic operates Monday to Friday, 8.15am - 4.30pm and is located at the Rockingham General Hospital, Elanora Drive, Rockingham, WA, 6168.

For further information on their services please visit the Dental Health Services website.


Social Connector

To find out more information about the City's Social Connector programs please go to our Community Support services page.


Support groups

Alzheimers Support Group

Meets every second Wednesday of the month, from 1pm-4pm at the Autumn Centre, McNicholl Street, Rockingham.

Cancer Support Group

Meets every Thursday from 10am-12pm at the Autumn Centre, McNichol Street, Rockingham.

Rockingham/Peel Cancer Support Group (CCWA)

Support groups offer a confidential, supportive place to share experiences, learn from and connect with, others affected by cancer.  The Rockingham/Peel group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday. For more information, please visit the group's website or contact Melanie Taylor on 9591 3118.   

Breast Cancer Care WA

Visit the Breast Cancer Care WA website for information on local support groups.

Grandcare Support Group

The group meets at the Autumn Centre. Please check the notice board at the Autumn Centre for next group date.

Parkinson's Support Group

The Parkinson's Support Group meets every second  Thursday of the month from 1pm-3pm. For more information, please contact the Autumn Centre on 9528 8560.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The group meets every third Thursday of the month from 7pm-9pm at the Autumn Centre. For further information please visit the group's website or contact Stephen on 0433 345 081 or email rockingham.pcsg@gmail.com.

Rockingham Carer Support Group

Support and information groups for carers of someone with a mental illness. The group meets every third Monday of the month from 1pm-3pm at Rockingham Mental Health, corner of Ameer and Clifton Street, Rockingham. For further information, please call 9427 7100 or email info@helpingminds.org.au.