Winnunga Nimmityjah AHCS provides an integrated client centric wrap around service, which focuses on the clinical, cultural and spiritual needs of Aboriginal clients, families and the community.
Winnunga’s service model delivers a whole person, multidisciplinary approach – meaning the programs and services across Winnunga work together simultaneously to support a client. Winnunga delivers a comprehensive range of clinical services and programs which suit the needs of the local community.
Current practitioners and services include:
- General Practitioners
- Practice Nurses
- A range of in-reach Specialist Services and Clinics delivered together with specialists from The Canberra Hospital
- Midwifery Clinic
- Men’s, Women’s (including gynaecology) and Child Health
- Audiology (Hearing Health)
- Optometry (Eye Health)
- Dental Clinic
- Dietician (Nutrition Worker)
- Psychiatrists and Psychologists
- Mental Health Services/Counselling
- A Pharmacist
- Prison Health and Outreach
- Aboriginal Health Workers
- Diabetes Clinic
- Healthy Liver Clinic
- Child Health Clinic
- Alcohol and other Drugs Services
- Smoking Cessation Services
- Healthy Weight Program
- Justice Reinvestment Program
- Boxing Club/Gym
Services offered include immunisations, health checks, chronic disease management, cervical screening, hearing tests, dental checks, and information and support about diet. We also offer a range of groups including the No More Boondah tobacco cessation program, women’s group, men’s group, elders’ group, pregnancy group, mums’ and bubs’ group, and healthy cooking classes.
Winnunga has a system in which any person can walk into the clinic at any time during opening hours and be seen by the next available doctor. Appointments are only required for a few services such as dental, physiotherapy and psychiatry. In addition, we are a bulk billing service – all services at Winnunga are free of charge for Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander clients.
Winnunga provides a transport service for people who are unable to arrange their own transport to and from health service appointments.
Winnunga also offers a range of regular programs such as:
- No More Boondah
- Women’s Group
- Men’s Group
- Healthy Cooking classes
- Healthy Cooking group
- Youth Diversion Program
- Road to Recovery
- Wellbeing Group
The Social Health Team also runs health promotion campaigns and community activities. One of their main aims is to promote pride in Aboriginal culture.
Who to contact:
For more information on the Social Health Team,
or to access their services,
please call (02) 6284 6222.