Out of Home Care - North Wollongong


What the service is    

Children and Young People in OoHC often have higher rates of physical, developmental, emotional and mental health problems and these needs are frequently unrecognised and unmet. The purpose of OoHC by providing health assessments and a Health Management Plan, is to identify any health related needs and to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in OoHC.

What we do    

The Out of Home Care (OoHC) Program initiates health pathways, including the coordination of primary health screens, comprehensive health assessments and health management plans, for children and young people who enter OoHC (i.e foster care) within the ISLHD area

What to expect    

Child health assessment, child health development and emotional health and wellbeing support 

How to access this service (referrals or no referral necessary)

Referrals for the program are made by Family and Community Services (Community Services) and are received by the OoHC Coordinator (Health) who actions referrals onto the ‘OoHC Health Pathway’.

Contact Information

42A Porter Street
North Wollongong NSW 2500
02 4224 2900

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm

How to get there, including by public transport    

Closest bus stop: Porter Street – 0 min walk 
Train Station: North Wollongong – 5 minute walk
Car: 5 minute drive north of Wollongong

Car parking    

Parking available

Advice for disabled in getting to the service  

Disabled access available