Public Medicine - Kobi House
The Department of Public Medicine is located in the Unara health village at the front of Toowoomba Hospital, adjacent Pechey street. Kobi House provides a range of free and confidential Public Health services to eligible community members.
For advice, information or to book and appointment please phone Kobi House on 4616 6446.
|Sexual Health and HIV Service|
Kobi House offers a comprehensive service for screening and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). These infections can be passed from one person to another during sexual contact. Some infections, including hepatitis B and C and HIV, can also be transmitted by infected blood (sharing injecting equipment) or body fluids. Sometimes these infections can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy and birth.
Location and Opening Times:
|Tuberculosis Control Clinic|
The Darling Downs & South West Queensland Regional Tuberculosis Control Unit provides assistance in managing Tuberculosis and related chest diseases.
This role includes:
Referral protocol for the Tuberculosis Control Clinic
|Hepatitis C testing and treatment|
Treatment services for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are a major focus of Kobi House clinical services. Referrals are accepted from GP's, inpatient and outpatient medical services. Clients seeking HCV testing may be assessed via the Kobi House sexual health service, see above for more information.
|Needle and Syringe Program|
The proportion of the Australian population thought to inject drugs is around 2%. The Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) in Toowoomba was opened in 1993. The primary purpose of a NSP is to prevent the spread of blood borne viral infections (BBV), especially HIV, in the injecting community.
The NSP is located at Kobi House - Toowoomba Hospital.
The NSP aims to:
|Indigenous Childhood Vaccination|
Kobi House provides Immunisation services for Indigenous children in accordance with the recommendations of the National Immunisation Program Schedule, including routine vaccinations at the following ages:
|Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS)|