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.