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Smithfield Community Health Centre

Address

16 Danbulan Street
Smithfield  Qld 4878

PO Box 1010
Smithfield  Qld 4878

Phone

+61 7 4226 4800

Fax

+61 7 4226 4897

Office hours

0800 - 1630 Monday to Friday.

The centre is closed on weekends and public holidays. 

The centre has ample on site and off site parking available.

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

Cairns Hospital 13km

Services

  • After hospital acute services for eligible public hospital clients
  • Adult mental health case management
  • Centre based 'Well Baby Clinics'
  • Child and Family Health Programs
    • Immunisation - The immunisation program targets children in the 0 - 5 age group and adults in identified 'at risk' groups. Immunisation clinics are offered by appointment on Wednesday mornings
    • Family Care Program - The Family CARE Program provides assistance to families who meet identified eligibility criteria for the first twelve months of the infant's life. Families are visited on a regular basis with the aim of optimising the health and well-being of infants and their families. This program is supported by child health nurse, ATSI health workers and early intervention specialists
    • New Parents Program - The New Parents Program provides parents of babies up to 3 months of age with the opportunity to participate in a group program over a period of six weeks. Each week parents are provided with education and support on a topic relevant to child and family health and development. Topics explored include: Attachment, Normal Development, Sleep and Settling, Nutrition and Safety. Please call the centre for further information
    • Positive Parenting Programs - The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is a multi-level parenting support program that aims to prevent severe behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents. Triple P incorporates five levels of intervention on a tiered continuum of increasing strength for parents of children from birth to age 12. Positive parenting is an approach to parenting which aims to promote children's development and manage children's behaviour in a constructive and non-hurtful way. It is based on good communication and positive attention to help children develop. Children who grow up with positive parenting are likely to develop their skills and feel good about themselves. They are also less likely to develop behaviour problems. The Positive Parenting Program Fact Sheet is adapted from Positive Parenting for every parent booklet
  • Home visiting by registered nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, allied health practitioners and an Early Intervention Parenting Specialist
  • Occupational Therapy services
  • Oral health services for eligible clients
  • Physiotherapy services
  • Social Work services
  • Many health, lifestyle and early intervention programs are provided at the centre or at specified locations.  These are all based on well-researched self-help programs and include falls prevention, living a healthy lifestyle with a chronic disease, healthy eating and nutrition.
  • Smithfield Community Health Centre is staffed by
    • Registered nurses experienced in generalist nursing and child health nursing
    • Allied health staff including physiotherapists and an occupational therapist
    • Early intervention specialists including a psychologist and a social worker
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
    • Experienced mental health practitioners
    • Oral health practitioners

Capital works or recent improvements

Nil


Last updated: 1 August 2013