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Badu Island Primary Health Care Centre Profile

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Badu Island is in the Near Western Cluster of the Torres Strait Islands. Badu’s population is approximately 810 people.

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Badu Island Primary Health Care Centre staff consist of clinical nurse consultants, a generalist health practitioner, an advance health worker, a senior health worker, receptionist, cleaner, security officer and project health workers.

The health centre also services the nearby islands and communities of St Paul’s, Kubin and Mabuiag Island.

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A number of visiting services are available to the centre including breast screening, men’s and women’s health, Royal Flying Doctor Service, renal services, social and emotion health, family support, dietician and nutrition services, young people’s health and dermatology services.

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Financial assistance is available through the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel to other hospitals for procedures and tests not available locally.

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Telehealth services are available to give residents access to specialist services without having to leave their local community.

Address

Street Address: 181 Tamwoy Street, Badu Island Qld 4875

Postal Address: c:/P.O Box 95, Badu Island QLD 4875

Phone

+61 7 4069 4127

Fax

+61 7 4069 4986

Hours

8am – 5pm Monday to Friday.  The clinic opens at 9.00am and closes from 12 noon to 2pm for rotation of staff for lunch as well as for catching up on administration and charts due to walk-ins. After hours on-call is available to emergencies only.

HHS website

Visit Torres and Cape HHS website

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

  • Thursday Island Hospital - 60km by sea. About 1.5 hours by plane to Horn Island then ferry to Thursday Island.
  • Cairns Hospital - About 2 hours by air

Centre services

  • General outpatients
  • Palliative support

Clinics available

  • Visiting medical officers
  • Child health
  • GP clinics
  • Immunisation
  • Home visiting (Age Care)
  • Dental clinics
  • Visiting specialist services
  • Community health
  • Health education and promotion
  • School based immunisation programs
  • Quality Life Style Program (Diabetes Educator, Dietician, Podiatrist)
  • Maternal Health (New Directions)
  • Men’s and Women’s Health
  • Hearing Health
Last updated: 4 December 2017

Badu Island Primary Health Care Centre