Mabuiag Island Primary Health Care Centre Profile
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.
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.
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.
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.
Telehealth services are available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients.
Street Address: Lot 2, Map Street, Mabuiag Island QLD 4875
Postal Address: c/Mabuiag Island Primary Health Care Centre, Mabuiag Island QLD 4875
+61 7 4090 1200
+61 7 4090 1215
8am-5pm Monday to Friday
Staff on-call hours - 24hrs availability
Distance to main referring hospital
Thursday Island Hospital - 100 km (by sea)
- General outpatients
- Level 2 emergency care centre
- 24 hours access to registered nurse and triage presentations.
- Home visits for disabled and elderly patients
- Visiting medical officer outreach visits, usually three weekly cycles
- Diabetes services
- Royal Flying Doctor Service womens 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.