Update on Directions Health Services’ Programs
To limit the spread of COVID-19, Australian and state and territory governments are regularly updating advice regarding people’s movement and interaction.
In the past week, some of the most stringent social distancing rules to date have come into effect and non-essential services, such as gyms, are no longer able to welcome customers.
In terms of services provided by Directions Health, some will continue to be provided as they always have, while others are still available but will be delivered a little differently.
Our Arcadia House and Needle and Syringe programs remain open at this time.
Primary health care services are still available at Althea Wellness Centre in Woden, but these services are being delivered via telehealth where possible. Please phone ahead and discuss whether a telehealth consult will meet your needs.
We are continuing to provide outreach services in the ACT at this time, however these schedules may be adjusted as the pandemic situation continues to evolve.
Our ACT Treatment and Support Service and NSW Pathways programs are now being delivered by telephone and Zoom video conferencing services. Our Groups, including SMART Recovery, ADAPT and COMPASS are being delivered via Zoom. AA and NA also have online groups you can access:
Please do not be alarmed if you see Directions staff wearing gloves or masks. Protective equipment is being worn for yours and our safety when this is warranted.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 02 6132 4800 or reach out to your local service.