Halls Gap's Budja Budja Medical clinic announced the launch of a mobile clinic van known as Tulku wan Wininn, from the local Djab Wurrung language and meaning "health to you".
The launch of the service followed an eighteen-month investigation into the health needs and priorities of the regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
The population is estimated at 500 and spread over 10,000 square kilometres, encompassing Stawell, Ararat, St Arnaud, Gariwerd, Dunkeld, Mortlake, the western part of Beaufort and towns in between.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016 Census also indicated that the Indigenous population grew by 69.8% from 2011, which is one of the highest in Victoria.
The launch of the service followed direct support for a feasibility study from the Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership.
Chief executive Tim Chatfield said the project was one step in achieving a five-year strategic focus.
"The mobile clinic provides for an extension of our chronic diseases and wellbeing services in areas of most need identified by our Community. Budja understands that we need to look at new and innovative ways to improve our Community's health outcomes," he said.
"Budja's Community is extremely grateful for the significant support provided by the six partner organisations to enable these initiatives to come to fruition. These are great examples of both partnerships and self-determination in action."
Practice Nurse Jenny Farrer said the study confirmed the many challenges community members have in accessing medical and health services, including at the Halls Gap clinic.
"It identified constraints associated with access to transport, having to rely on family for transport and in juggling family, schooling and work and other commitments," she said.
"The service is designed to bring a number of health and medical services directly to the community where they live or are located.
"The mobile service will enable Budja's medical and health staff to visit patients in their homes, schools, community centres and to be present at community events on specific days and to offer a variety of needed services."
An official launch celebration for the van will be hosted at Budja Budja Medical Centre on October 15.
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