This new multi-level, integrated health facility comprises a revitalised Dental Unit, GP clinics, Allied Health services, Mental Health programs, student training and education, and community facilities. The new Centre was developed on the site of the existing Cohealth Community Health Centre in Footscray, with the objective to collocate local services to support Cohealth in achieving greater efficiencies in the delivery and accessibility of health services.
Designed to provide a patient focused environment that accommodates a range of health services and cultural needs, the new health centre shapes a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment. The centre features a new client welcome model, with the reception area incorporating a child play area, landscaped internal courtyard, and information hub, as well as a greeting station for concierge welcome, self check-in station, and a segmented waiting area that supports opportunities for casual consultation.
Through collaborations with a local artist, an indigenous style artwork which captures the multiculturalism of the Footscray community has been incorporated into the façade design, shaping an active and vibrant street presence for the centre and providing a revitalised new identity for Cohealth within the community.