Free dental & medical services - VICSEG New Futures & Health in Kind

21-Feb-2019

Miles of smiles!

VICSEG New Futures Playgroups is now part of the pilot program by Health in Kind, offering free dental & health services to our playgroup families in Wyndham from refugee and Asylum Seeker backgrounds.

Our playgroup families now receive monthly onsite visits as part of the mobile dental surgery, where free services such as dental screenings, cleans, light fillings etc. are offered by qualified and registered medical and allied health professionals.

The Health In Kind service addresses any potential gap between local health providers and individuals and aids the overall health care process.

Services provided include:

  • Background Consultation
  • General Medical Screening
  • Health and hygiene education
  • Dental Services
  • Allied / Mental Health education

If you are interested in visiting our playgroup to observe the mobile dental clinic in action, future dates for screenings are 13th March, 3rd April, 22nd May and 19th June.

Address:
Karen/Burmese Playgroup
c/o Iramoo Community Centre
84 Honour Ave, Wyndham Vale 3024



VICSEG New Futures & Dental Health Victoria – ‘Baby Teeth Count Too’ playgroup resource

VICSEG Wyndham Playgroup Facilitators are part of a working group to trail the programs by Dental Health Victoria and provide feedback on content, resources, delivery and evaluation forms. The scope of the project is to develop training programs and resources which support playgroup facilitators to incorporate oral health promotion into daily practice.

The playgroup facilitators receive kits containing resources, books, educational toys/equipment and ongoing donations of dental packs (toothbrushes for all family members, toothpaste & drink bottles/ lunch boxes), to convey key oral health messages to families.

The project was a finalist in the Victoria Early Years Awards in 2016.

Ongoing projects with Dental Health Victoria include

•             ‘Let’s brush’ project
•             ‘Brush, Book, Bedtime’ program

For more information on the programs, please email [email protected]