The Health Independence Program (HIP) aims to provide hospital substitution and diversion services by supporting people in the community, in ambulatory settings and in people’s homes.
HIP consists of six components that focus on improving and optimising people’s function and participation in activities of daily living. These allow people to maximise their independence and return to, or remain in, their usual place of residence.
HIP services are provided across Victoria. The range of services available at each health service differs widely. Contact Victorian health services for more information.
Health Independence Program - overview
A description of the Health Independence Programs service delivery model.
The Health Independence Program provides short-term support to people after discharge from hospital to home or community.
Ambulatory rehabilitation focuses on regaining or maintaining a person’s optimal function, allowing them to maximise their independence.
Specialist assessment services - Health Independence Program
The Health Independence Program (HIP) incorporates specialist clinics for continence, cognition, falls, movement, chronic pain, chronic wound, polio and young people with complex medical needs, as well as specialist assessment services for residential aged care clients and clients with chronic and c...
Care coordination between acute and community-based services
Care coordination aims to achieve consistent care between acute and community-based services.
Psychosocial management and consumer education and support
Psychosocial management provides care coordination to people who have complex medical conditions as well as psychosocial needs.
Reviewed 04 October 2015