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The Wellness and Resilience Achieved Through Allied Health (WARATAH) program aims to increase access to allied health services and improve the overall health and wellbeing of those at risk or vulnerable within the Murrumbidgee region.

Through the WARATAH program, clients can be referred by their GP into diabetes education, dietetics and podiatry services. Physiotherapy services are also available in some regions.

Who is eligible for WARATAH?

The WARATAH program is designed to support those most at risk including:

  • People with a low socio-economic status
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Mothers, babies and children
  • Young people
  • Older people, aged 65 years and over
  • Refugees

Who have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Obesity
  • At risk of obesity – particularly in youth
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frailty
  • Respiratory disease
  • Physical inactivity

Where are the WARATAH services available?

Service Location

Riverina: Temora, Tumut, West Wyalong

Border: Berrigan, Corowa, Finley, Henty, Holbrook, Jerilderie, Lockhart, Tocumwal, Urana

Western: Hay, Leeton, Narrandera

Diabetes Education 

Riverina: Batlow, Cootamundra, Tumbarumba, Young

Border: Corowa, Holbrook, Lockhart, Tocumwal

Western: Culcairn, Griffith, Narrandera

Riverina: Cootamundra, Gundagai, Temora, Tumbarumba, Tumut

Border: Moulamein, Tocumwal, Tooleybuc

Western: Griffith, Hay, Hillston, Leeton
Physiotherapy Border: Berrigan, Finley, Jerilderie, Urana

How do I access WARATAH?

Referrals to this program need to come from your GP following a clinical assessment and review against the eligibility criteria.

You can access a maximum of six sessions per referral, per allied health professional.

More information

Documents for GPs and referrers

This service is supported by funding through the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network as part of the Australian Government’s PHN program.

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