Chronic disease management

A long-term health condition like diabetes, arthritis or asthma can be stressful and can change the way you live and interact with others.

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At Latrobe Community Health Service, we believe you can take control of your health to live a longer, happier life.

We have staff that can help coordinate your care. A care coordinator can:

  • give you information about your health condition
  • help you set goals for a healthier lifestyle
  • coordinate your appointments and services.

Learn how to manage chronic disease

People with a chronic condition and their partners or carers can also learn about healthier living through a six-week Better Health Self-Management course.

During the course, you can learn about:

  • setting goals
  • solving problems
  • how to manage symptoms such as pain and tiredness
  • understanding medication use.

Trained group leaders who understand what you are going through will lead each two-and-a-half-hour session.

Latrobe Community Health Service sites in Moe, Morwell and Traralgon offer this program.

For more information on dates, locations and times, phone Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696.

Eligibility

People who live in the Latrobe local government area and have a long-term health condition like diabetes, a heart or a lung condition can see the chronic disease care coordinators.

If you use more than one service at Latrobe Community Health Service, seeing a care coordinator could also be helpful.

To attend the Better Health Self-Management course, you must have a long-term health condition and live in the Latrobe local government area. Your partner, carer, or other interested family members can also attend the course.

You must be able to commit to attending the six-week program, as each week builds on the knowledge of the previous sessions.

Cost

There is no charge to see the chronic disease care coordinator.

The cost of attending the Better Health Self-Management course is by gold coin donation.