Thirty-six people in two days booked into a dental van visiting Benalla - not one had ever received a dental health check before.
This 2016 initiative at Waminda Community House highlighted both the demand for services and an accessible location for the people who needed them most.
Now this outreach has expanded to include fortnightly visits from a GP van that also has an Aboriginal health nurse as well as several visits a year from the dental van and optometry service.
Cheryl Cooper has been using the medical service since it began in December 2018.
"You don't have to run from one part of town to another to see a doctor, optometrist, nurse or dentist," she said.
"Since visiting Waminda about 18 months ago, I've got more connections in the community."
Co-ordinating these services required a collaborative approach and illustrates the work of the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership, which covers Wangaratta, Benalla, Alpine and Mansfield local government areas.
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The partnership brings together education, social services, community, aged care, local government, prevention and early intervention health organisations as well as acute hospitals.
Central Hume PCP executive officer Huw Brokensha said regional areas didn't necessarily have easy transport options, even within towns.
"Through the neighbourhood house we were able to identify a place where people were gathering already and the success of the dental van really highlighted that this was a good venue to run something out of," he said.
"So it really meant that we could create that sort of one-stop shop to make it easier for community to access those services."
Waminda Community House co-ordinator Janet Symes said attendance had grown with the help of Central Hume PCP's Chris Thorne, word of mouth and social media.
"We have seen so many changes for people's health," she said.
"A big part of that is the social benefits.
"The co-location with the community house means we reduce isolation, people get out in the community, they come in and use the house for other reasons, like doing a course or picking up some food."
- More information available at centralhumepcp.org