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Services for our people, by our people

Our Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP) and Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) are an integral part of our service delivery and are skilled in a range of important health care areas.  Our AHPs are registered as health professionals and can provide services under Medicare.  These services include:

  • Health assessments
  • Care planning
  • Care co-ordination
  • Wound management
  • Pathology collection
  • Mental health and drug and alcohol support
  • Mental health care co-ordination
  • Hearing and vision checks
  • Health education and advice
  • Smoking cessation
  • Health promotion
  • Healthy lifestyle programs


They also play an important role in reducing anxiety and improving the quality of communication for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients through cultural connection. They assist general practitioners (GPs) and registered nurses (RNs) to better understand and respond to clients’ concerns and help clients to better understand their illness and treatment. They assist in:

  • Culturally appropriate clinical care
  • Welfare checks
  • Home visits
  • Coordination support with your GP
  • Support you in your health journey with your GP including coming into your appointment with you
  • Coordination and follow-up of your appointments


Smoking Nutrition Alcohol Prevention Physical Activity Check, also known as a SNAPP check.  

Our Aboriginal Health Workers / Practitioners are providing consultations as a part of your appointment with the doctor.

In a SNAPP CHECK you can:

    • Talk about your health priorities
    • Undergo a quick physical health check
    • Discuss preventative health
    • Book future appointments
    • Discuss referrals
    • Arrange a Health Assessment for you and your family

Our values guide our team and the services we deliver