Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
If you are living with chronic disease, Country to Coast may be able to help you manage your health better.
In some areas, we offer support to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community members through our Outreach Workers and in other regions we work with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health teams to deliver services.
Click on the tabs below for services available in each area
- Closing the Gap
- Integrated Team Care
Aboriginal Medical Services
Bidgerdii provides primary health and wellbeing services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Rockhampton, Queensland (Qld) and surrounding areas. The organisation has offices in Rockhampton, North Rockhampton and Mount Morgan. Program and services include: social and emotional wellbeing maternal and child health sexual health hearing health health promotion chronic disease prevention.
PH 0427 904 034 (Gladstone)
Central Queensland Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation (CQ RAICCHO) provides support and outreach services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Central Queensland.
Have a yarn with us: 07 4921 7777
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715 health checks is an overall check of your health completed with you by a nurse or Aboriginal Health Worker and then reviewed by your GP.
The free Integrated Team Care (ITC) program consists of Care Coordinators and Outreach Workers who can assist you with:
- Understanding your chronic health condition and how to manage it
- Connecting with a support group
- Arranging home help
- Accessing medical services
- Understanding your care plan and medical jargon
- Accessing some medical aids for chronic conditions
Please refer to your region to learn how to access this program.