Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
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Health services in the ACT

Child and Family Centres ACT

Located at Tuggeranong, West Belconnen and Gungahlin

A "one-stop-shop" for FREE friendly support for parents and carers. Maternal and child health nurses, playgroups, therapy, physiotherapy, childhood immunisations, parenting information, counselling, nutrition. DROP IN or phone during opening hours.

Link: Child and Family Centres ACT

Community Health Centres ACT

Southside

Phillip Health Centre
Corinna Street (Cnr Keltie)
Phillip
(02) 6207 9977

Tuggeranong Health Centre
Anketell Street (Cnr Pitman)
Greenway
(02) 6207 9977

Northside

Belconnen Health Centre
Benjamin Way (Cnr Swanson)
Belconnen
(02) 6207 9977

City Health Centre
Level 2, ACT Health Building
1 Moore Street (Cnr Alinga)
Canberra City
(02) 6207 9977

Dickson Health Centre
Dickson Place
Dickson
(02) 6207 9977

Gungahlin Health Centre
Corner of Ernest Cavanagh and Fussell Lane
Gungahlin
(02) 6207 9977

Emergency Department

Located at the Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT

For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 for an ambulance or go to the Emergency Department.

If you or someone else experiences severe breathing difficulties, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, call 000 for an ambulance or go to the nearest hospital Emergency Department. Similarly, for head injuries - with loss of consciousness, severe chest pains or severe allergic reactions, call an ambulance or go to Emergency Department.

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Located at Grattan Court, Wanniassa

Gugan Gulwan provides information, advocacy, individual support, referrals and a school holiday program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Link: Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Healthdirect

Dial 1800 022 222

Healthdirect Australia is a 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses to provide expert health advice. It is currently available to residents of the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. Healthdirect will be made progressively available to residents of New South Wales and Tasmania. Healthdirect is scheduled to be a fully national service by 2011.

Link: Healthdirect Australia

Walk in Centre

Located at the Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT

Walk-in Centres help people get fast, free, one-off treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. You can see a specialist nurse for advice, assessment and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries such as cuts and bruises, minor infections, strains, sprains, skin complaints and coughs and colds. If necessary, you'll be redirected to the most appropriate healthcare professional.

Walk-in Centres are open seven days a week, early until late. No appointment necessary.

Link: Walk in Centre

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Located at 63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health service provides an holistic service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The operations of the service require a multi disciplinary team approach, recognising a whole of life focus in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Link: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service