Rural Withdrawal Service

The Rural Withdrawal Service offers assistance to people of any age needing information, support and supervision to withdraw from substance abuse.

At the assessment, options available can be explored and may include withdrawal at home, hospital or in a detox unit. The suitability of other services for detox rehabilitation can also be discussed.

To access this service?

Call us on 5479 1000 to make an appointment with the Withdrawal Nurse for assessment.

You can also self-refer by contacting Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO Connect) on 1300 022 760 or going to the ACSO Connect website (link – When you contact ACSO Connect, you can ask to be sent to CHIRP Community Health.

For more information or assistance in accessing this service, you are more than welcome to phone CHIRP Community Health reception on (03) 5479 1000.

Who is eligible for this service?

The Rural Withdrawal Service is available to anyone wishing to deal with the impact of substance use on their lives and detox from Alcohol and/or other drugs. There are no age restrictions.

A referral to ACSO Connect can be either a self-referral or a referral by a health professional.

What is the cost to this service?

The Rural Withdrawal Service is free.







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