Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service - Clinical Services

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Opening Hours

Monday8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4:00 am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Wurli Clinical Services

Wurli provides a range of clinical services to Aboriginal people living in Katherine and 40 km radius. Clients can ‘walk in’ at any time during operating hours, but if clients prefer, the clinic also operates an appointment system for current clients.

Access to all clinical services is improved by our transport service, which can collect clients from anywhere within 40 kilometres of Katherine. Wurli will send out reminder letters and messages to you and family when due for an appointment or other type of follow up care.

Acute and General Care

The Main Clinic is located at 25 Third Street is staffed by male and female Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners (RAHPs), Registered Nurse and General Practitioners.  A Senior RAHP oversees its operation in the position of the Clinic Coordinator.  The Main Clinic staff can make referrals to other Wurli services i.e. Wellbeing, AOD, SIF, Gudbinji, WWFPP and Strongbala Justice or to external organisations when required.

The Main Clinic is AGPAL accredited.

Triage

Main Clinic has a triage system in order to improve patient flow and to reduce the waiting time in which they will be allocated to a team within our triage system – Team 1, Team 2 or the Appointments Doctor – to help improve the flow in regards to their health care.

The Triage RAHP/RN provides first point of contact for all clients that present to the clinic – they take their basic observations check then they start the health journey into the main clinic for their health care. This system operates on a walk in basis.

What to see the acute and general care team for: 

The Main Clinic is the best place to come for any of the following (and more):

  • A well person’s check-up
  • Injury, wound or sore
  • Short term sickness and regular medication reviews when required
  • Screening and treating sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Immunisations
  • General primary health care, including health education.

 

Women & Children’s Health Program

The Women’s & Children’s Team is located at 21 Third Street and has a focus on providing a healthy beginning to life.

Women’s Health

The Women’s program is the best place for women to come for any of the following (and more):

  • a well women’s check-up and PAP smears
  • advice on family planning and contraception
  • antenatal health care for pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Privacy in screening and treating Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • any women’s health business

Child Health

The Child Health program is the best place for both men and women to bring children for any of the following (and more):

  • Developmental checks
  • Parental support
  • Early childhood nutrition
  • Babies and small children’s immunisations

Please note: sick children should go straight to Main Clinic. Men are very welcome to bring their children along to the Children’s Health program.

 

StrongBala Men’s Health

Strongbala Men’s Health  operates out of the Tom Cameron Wing at the main building, 25 Third Street. StrongBala Men’s Health deliver cultural appropriately services to our male clients. The team is staffed by male only RAHPs, Doctors and RNs.

What to see us for

The StrongBala Health Clinic is the best place for men to come if you have any of the following:

  • a well person’s check-up
  • Injury, wound or sore
  • Short term sickness such as flu
  • Immunisations
  • Privacy in screening and treating Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Advice on risks of tobacco, AOD use, lack of physical activity and nutrition.

 

Gudbinji Chronic Conditions Care

Wurli established this separate chronic disease clinic to provide a culturally appropriate and supportive service and education with an emphasis on self-management of chronic disease conditions. Coordination of the different services required by individual patients is a big feature of Gudbinji’s work and client care is not limited to clinical care or referral to allied health care. More time is used to provide client case management, education, support and advocacy to ensure a holistic approach to chronic disease management.

The Program is located at 6 Kintore Street and places very strong emphasis on developing preventative strategies revolving around healthy eating and exercise promotion and education.

What to see us for

The Gudbinji Chronic Disease Clinic will look after you if you are an adult who has been diagnosed with a chronic disease such as:

  • diabetes
  • diabetic education
  • eye health
  • heart disease
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • respiratory disease
  • renal disease
  • cancer

 

Family Partnership Program

This program delivers in-home outreach services that aims to improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventative health practices, support mothers to improve their child’s health and development and help mothers to develop a vision for their own future.

To achieve this, structured and sustained home visits to women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child.

Their team is staffed by an RN Supervisor, 3 Family Home Visitors (RNs) and 2 Community Family Partnership Workers and operates from the Women and Children’s Centre at 21 Third Street.

What to see us for

Come see us or call us if you are an expectant mother and would like to know what support services this program can provide to you. This program is not compulsory. Don’t hesitate to contact the friendly staff who can provide you with more information.

 

Health Promotion

The Health Promotion program collaborates with all Wurli program areas to plan, implement and evaluate high quality and culturally relevant activities and campaigns in various settings including the clinics, schools, and the community to maximise positive health outcomes.

The following are priorities needing to be addressed by the Health Promotion program:

  • healthy lifestyle choices, benefits of eating good food and exercise
  • dangers of smoking and tobacco
  • pregnancy and smoking and the effects on the unborn baby
  • diabetes information

You can say “hi” to our health promotion team at:

  • National awareness campaign activities and events
  • Health promotion information and activities at public venues
  • Health promotion linkage with other Wurli programs, for example clinical programs
  • Partnerships with sporting codes and other community organisations
  • School visits and information sessions

We have many great, culturally appropriate resources to help support health promotion messages.

 

Opening Hours

Monday8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4:00 am
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed