Health Axis Pty Ltd was founded by Richard Smith, David Stanley and Dr Jack Cygler in December 1998, during the Heroin Epidemic in Victoria. Health Axis PTY LTD was later to be called (Trading As) The Raymond Hader Clinic following the tragic death of one of its staff members Dr Raymond Hader.
The Clinic provided the first fully comprehensive Accelerated Opiate Withdrawal (A.O.D.) and aftercare program in Victoria. In January of 1999 the Clinic commenced providing Supported Accommodation options to clients. In 2003 started providing a Certificate IV in Community Service Drugs and Alcohol.