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Kowanyama Primary Health Care Centre Profile

icon Kowanyama offers primary clinical care and primary healthcare services through strong partnerships between nursing staff, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.
icon Kowanyama provides a suite of regular visiting medical, community and allied health services in partnership with other health and social service providers, including diabetes educators, podiatry, paediatricians, hearing health, mental health, maternal, child health, eye specialists, and ear nose and throat specialists.
icon Telehealth services are available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients.
icon A purpose-built dental suite provides comprehensive dental care to the local community.
icon Kowanyama can provide financial assistance through the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel to other hospitals for procedures and tests not available locally.
icon Routine services are offered from Monday to Friday with 24-hour emergency services.

Address

Street Address: Carrington St, KOWANYAMA QLD 4892

Postal Address: C/O Post Office, KOWANYAMA QLD 4892

Phone

+61 7 4083 7600

Fax

+61 7 4083 7678

Office hours

08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

Clinic hours

08:30 to 17:00 Daily

HHS website

Visit Torres and Cape HHS website

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

  • Cairns Hospital - 610km
  • Townsville Hospital - 885km

Centre services

  • Accident and Emergency care
  • Emergency On Call after hours service
  • Child, Adolescent, Adult & Aged Health Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Health Screening
  • Mental Health, ATODS & Social / Emotional Wellbeing
  • Sexual Health
  • Women's & Men's Health
  • Public / Environmental Health
  • Ante-Natal & Post-Natal Care

Visiting services

  • Medical Officer Clinic weekly
  • Medical Officer Chronic Disease Clinic fortnightly
  • Dental Services monthly
  • ENT / Hearing Health Clinic
  • Nutritionist / Dietitian Services monthly
  • Podiatrist Services monthly
  • Chest (Thoracic) Specialist
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist clinic
  • Occupational Therapist Clinic
  • Ophthalmologist Clinic
  • Optometrist Clinic
  • Paediatrician Clinic
  • Physician Clinic
  • Psychiatrist Adult Clinic
  • Psychiatrist / Psychologist Child & Youth Clinic

Community health services

  • Antenatal Clinics
  • Chronic Disease Program
  • Quit Smoking Program
  • Nutrition Health Program
  • School / Child Health Screening
  • Women's Health Clinics

Alcohol management plans

Visitors and residents are expected to respect and abide by the alcohol management plan. Check the Kowanyama Community Alcohol Limits as conditions vary according to community.

Last updated: 4 December 2017

Kowanyama PHCC