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Mabuiag Island Primary Health Care Centre Profile

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Mabuiag Island is located in the Near Western Cluster of Torres Strait Islands.   Other islands in the cluster are Badu and Moa Island. Mabuiag Island has a population of approximately 260 people, with 96% of the population identifying as Indigenous.

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Mabuiag Island Primary Health Care Centre is managed by a small primary health centre team consisting of a remote area nurse, two Indigenous health workers and ancillary staff.

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This health centre offers a limited a range of primary health and emergency care services, including chronic disease, maternal and child care, lifestyle and emotional well-being, environmental health and mental health.

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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 for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients.

Address

Street Address: Lot 2, Map Street, Mabuiag Island QLD 4875

Postal Address: C/Mabuiag Island Primary Health Care Centre, Mabuiag Island QLD 4875

Phone

+61 7 40 901200

Fax

+61 7 4090 1215

Hours

8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Staff On-Call Hours - 24hrs availability

HHS website

Visit Torres and Cape HHS website

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

Thursday Island Hospital - 100 km (by sea)

Centre services

  • General outpatients
  • Emergency 24 hr. a day on-call service
  • Home visits for disabled and elderly patients

Clinics available

  • Visiting medical officer outreach visits, usually 3 weekly cycles
  • Diabetes services
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service women' health
  • Sexual health team
  • Dental services
  • Outreach midwife
  • Hearing health team
  • Ophthalmic clinic
  • Renal specialist clinic
  • Mental health services
  • Maternal and child health
  • Health promotion
  • Public health as required.
Last updated: 5 December 2017

Mabuyag (Jervis Island) PHCC