We exist so country Australians can access the best healthcare, closer to home.
For more than 20 years, Marathon Health – and our predecessor organisations – has been supporting country Australians to thrive by developing and delivering accessible, quality health and wellbeing services.
In 2017 we received the NSW Business Chamber Employer of Choice Award, and currently employ more than 245 staff working in over 80 regional communities. The majority of our staff were born in regional, rural or remote Australia, and 10% identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
What do we do?
We help Australians of all ages to thrive, by working to keep them well and out of hospital. We support people with many types of health issues and through all stages of their health journey. Our services are client-centric – you have the choice and control over the decisions that affect you.
- Promoting good choices for a healthy life
- Assisting people to understand and navigate the healthcare system and the NDIS
- Services under the NDIS
- Early intervention, prevention and screening
- Care coordination and case management
- Mental Health services
- Planning for end of life, and
- Coordinating specialist health services
We are one of Australia’s largest providers of headspace services, with locations in Bathurst, Canberra, Cowra, Dubbo, Lithgow, Orange and Queanbeyan.
We don’t provide emergency services. For emergencies, please call triple zero.
Where do we deliver care?
We work from regional hubs in NSW, with staff traveling from these locations to reach people living in remote areas.
Our services are delivered through a range of venues such as:
- General Practices
- Aboriginal Medical Services
- Partner organisations’ premises
- Aged care facilities
We also offer services over video link (Telehealth) or in a culturally appropriate place of your choosing.
Our therapists and specialists
We collaborate with over 100 GPs and specialists through our after hours clinics and contracts with the Rural Doctors Network. Our on-staff therapists and specialists include:
- Aboriginal Health Workers
- Alcohol and other Drug Support Workers
- Care Coordinators
- Diabetes Educators
- Exercise Therapists
- Nurses (including Mental Health Nurses)
- Occupational Therapists
- Social Workers
- Speech Pathologists, and
- Vocational Guides
We partner with a range of organisations in the delivery of health and wellbeing services, to assist them in meeting their clients’ needs.
Marathon Health’s response to COVID-19
A message from our CEO
We are watching the COVID-19 situation develop in our communities and our thoughts are with impacted communities.
Following advice from the Australian Government about physical distancing, we will cease face to face appointments and outreach services, and transition what services we can to virtual servicing via video and phone.
These changes will be effective from Friday 20 March at 5pm, until further notice.
During this time, our two key aims have been to maintain important health services to isolated and vulnerable people, while keeping our staff and their families safe.
Our After Hours GP clinic and telephone services will continue to operate as normal. Please visit After Hours to find out more information.
What this means
- Our physical office locations will be temporarily closed; however, staff will be working from virtual locations, and can still be reached via email or mobile during regular business hours
- For specific services, you may able to speak to your regular staff contact from the comfort of your own home. Our team will be in contact with all clients to ensure the transition to telephone/video delivery is as seamless as possible
- For those services where we are unable to offer telephone/video facilities, one of our team will be in touch to discuss alternative arrangements and reschedule for a later date
We understand this may cause stress in an already uncertain time, and we will endeavour to communicate and provide alternative options wherever possible.
For more general information about COVID-19, please visit credible sources such as health.gov.au.
If you are feeling anxious or worried, there are some great resources and forums available through Beyond Blue. If you are in a crisis, please call triple zero or go to your nearest emergency department. Find 24/7 support in your area here.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time,
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