nhulundu health services

Programs & Services
 

Primary Health Care (Medical Clinic)

Nhulundu Health Service’s medical clinic is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm. 

The medical clinic offers a bulk billing GP service with both male & female doctors available, a chronic disease management team, a diabetes educator & dietician, immunisation, maternal & child health, men’s & women’s health, and hearing health. 

Care planning, wound management, medication review and antenatal care are all available.

We also offer chronic disease support through the following:

  • National Diabetes Support Scheme (NDSS) enrollment & advice
  • Asthma Support Program
  • Heart Disease prevention and management
  • Quality Use of Medicines (QMAX)
  • Indigenous Health Incentive through Closing the Gap Practice Incentive Payment (PIP)

Along with Nhulundu Health Service’s in-house team’s services, they also welcome visiting specialists to the clinic who are able to assist in a variety of other areas.  Feel free to ask about our visiting orthopaedic surgeon, psychiatrist, ear nose & throat doctor, and mental health nurse when you talk to our receptionist.  Dental Services will be available shortly.

715 Health Checks:

An Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment is performed once every 10 months to ensure the health of our clients. A health assessment means the assessment of a patient’s health and physical, psychological and social function and consideration of whether preventive health care and education should be offered to the patient, to improve that patient’s health and physical, psychological and social function.

Please phone reception for an appointment.

Fees and Billing

This clinic bulk bills all patients. Please ensure you have your Medicare card, Health Care Card & Pension card (if applicable). Please be sure to inform our reception staff if you have changed your address and telephone number.

 Telephone Access

Doctors in the practice may be contacted during normal clinic hours. If the doctor is with a patient, a message will be taken and you will be advised by the reception staff when it is likely that the doctor will return your call. Your call will always be put through to the doctor in an emergency. After hours messages will be taken and the Doctor will return your call at the earliest convenience.

 After Hours

In an emergency please dial 000 or in a non-emergency situation please contact the Gladstone Base Hospital on 4976 3200.

 Transport

Transport is available for certain patients who meet the current Transport Policy. Please ask Reception when making an appointment about eligibility for transport.

 Preventive Care

Nhulundu Health Service is committed to preventive care. You may receive a reminder notice offering you a preventive health service appropriate to your care. If you do not wish to be part of this system please let us know at reception.

 Management of your Personal Health Information

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.

AGPAL

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Regional Tackling Tobacco & Healthy Lifestyle Program

The Regional Tackling Tobacco & Healthy Lifestyle Team covers the Central Queensland area, taking in the regions of Biloela, Woorabinda, Rockhampton and Gladstone.

The team is responsible for facilitating programs designed to educate and assist clients towards a healthier lifestyle. This includes offering education and support in areas of physical activity, nutrition and healthy eating and quitting the smokes. Much of the community education is provided through Healthy, Active Community Days, school holiday activities and participation in programs in schools throughout the region.

Programs include ‘Good Quick Tukka’ (assists participants to prepare healthy, cost effective meals), Swim & Yarn (gentle water exercise and companionship for older clients), Elders days out (educational outings combining gentle exercise and healthy eating) and the  Deadly Choices Program.

Deadly Choices is a campaign which aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families – to stop smoking, to eat good food and exercise daily. Deadly Choices also encourages our people to access their local health service and complete a ‘Health Check.

The program nurtures leadership and encourages participants to become positive mentors and role models in their community.

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Home and Community Care/ Aged Care Services

Nhulundu Health Service’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Home and Community Care (HACC) Program may be able to offer you the assistance you require.

 It has on offer the following services:

  • Personal Care
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Social Support
  • Transport
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Day Respite
  • Yard Maintenance

Contact us regarding eligibility for this program.

Nhulundu Health Service also delivers  a comprehensive community based Aged Care program called CACP, designed to improve and maintain independent quality of life for the aged living in their home and residential environment.

CACP is a Commonwealth funded program.

Services available include:

  • Personal Care
  • Home Care
  • Respite
  • Laundry Assistance
  • Transport
  • Shopping
  • Social Activities
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Accessing Health

Contact us regarding eligibility for this program.

For additional information on either program contact Joanne Kersey,

Aged Care Client Services Co-ordinator on 4979 0992.

Once you have contacted us, we will arrange a visit to assess your individual needs and discuss the level of care these services can provide.

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