Monash Health’s South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU) works to prevent and respond to public health issues using a community-based approach.


Learn more about the South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU)

The South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU) is a newly-established unit working to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19 in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne and along the Peninsula. Initially, the unit’s response will focus on COVID-19 outbreaks and public health strategies intended to track, trace and prevent the virus’s spread. An essential part of the SEPHU remit will offer our communities ongoing protection through the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Over time, the unit’s role will evolve to play a larger role in various public health initiatives across the south-east corridor, realised through strong collaboration between Monash Health, Alfred Health and Peninsula Health. Key stakeholders include Victoria’s Department of Health, local councils, local healthcare providers, and community groups. The SEPHU vision is to work in partnership and collaboration to facilitate seamless access to our combined services to deliver independence and the best health outcomes for the diverse communities we serve.

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