Free eye health care is now more accessible for people experiencing homelessness in Adelaide, thanks to a new clinic that has been established at the WestCare Centre.
The WestCare Centre is one of Baptist Care SA’s Homelessness Services which provides meals, beds, and support services to provide access to the basic needs for at-risk and vulnerable people. The new Optometry Clinic has been established through partnership between BaptistCare SA, Flinders Health2Go, and Sight For All. The clinic has the capacity to see 10 patients per day and has been running weekly since the 13th of July 2022, providing free eye examinations and spectacles to patients in need.
Thanks to the generous support of industry suppliers, including iCare Finland, Zeiss and Specsavers, equipment and spectacles have been provided so ancillary testing and imaging can be completed onsite, ensuring patients receive end to end service.
The WestCare Centre is located at 11-19 Millers Crt Adelaide, SA 5000, and the Optometry Clinic is available on Wednesday’s from 9am to 3pm. Appointments are offered on a walk-in basis, but can also be booked via the Baptist Care SA Reception by phoning (08) 8118 5200.