We operate on the land of the Ngunnawal People
We respect and honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of the Indigenous communities on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.
Indigenous Australians experience a burden of disease 2.3 times higher than the broader community. Much of this is attributed to chronic disease, causing a life expectancy around 8 years less than non-indigenous Australians.
Many of the illnesses that cut short the lives of First Nations people can be prevented by seeing the doctor regularly and making healthy lifestyle decisions. This includes mental health, diabetes, heart disease, various forms of cancer and substance abuse.
Australian Indigenous Health Infonet is a good source of information, covering key facts, health determinants and much more.
- The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Health Assessment is a free annual health check customised to the needs of Indigenous patients.
- The National Immunisation Program has extra free vaccinations included.
- The Pharmacuetical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has provisions which allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to offer important medicine at reduced cost, including the Closing the Gap Co-Payment Measure.
- Tackling Indigenous Smoking is a dedicated program to reduce the impact of cigarettes and has great resources on its website.
- Keep an eye on ACT Health to stay up to date with Indigenous health services available around the capital.
We’re here to help
Our team of GPs and allied health professionals can help with your everyday health needs, including mental health and health assessments specifically for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.