We receive annual funding from the Victorian Government to support Forgotten Australians in meeting costs related to your health needs.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following categories.

  • Dental expenses
  • Medicare out-of-pocket expenses
  • Private Health gap expenses
  • Optical
  • Hearing aids, mobility aids and equipment
  • Allied health expenses
  • Homecare expenses
  • Pharmaceutical expenses
  • Medical accommodation and transport

Our Health team can also help you to navigate mainstream and specialist health services and, where possible, will negotiate with health providers to maximise your benefits.

You can find out more in the Open Place Health Support Guidelines, which are reviewed and updated annually at the start of each financial year.

Before you access a service, please contact Open Place to confirm that your funding request is approved.

Please note that Open Place has over 4,000 registered service users, and the health funding we receive is limited. If the demand for health support exceeds our funding, requests from service users may be prioritised based on need.


How do I get started?

For more information about health support, please send us an online enquiry or phone 1800 779 379 and ask to speak to a member of the Health team.