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Umagico Primary Health Care Centre Profile

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Umagico is one of the five communities which collectively form the Northern Peninsula Area, also known as the NPA. The landmass of the NPA consists of 1030 km2 in the northern most region of Cape York. Injinoo, New Mapoon, Seisia and Bamaga communities make up the remainder of the NPA.

The population of Umagico is approximately 281 people with 90% of the population identifying as Indigenous.

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The Umagico Primary Health Care Centre is managed by a small primary health care team consisting of Indigenous health workers. The clinic is open Monday to Friday and encourages walk-ins and also provides appointments.

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This health centre refers all acute presentations to Bamaga Hospital and manages clients at a primary preventative level including chronic disease care.  Staff also conduct annual adult health checks and provide a limited range of primary health and emergency care. Other programs are delivered from the clinic on a scheduled basis including men’s and woman’s health, maternal and child health and quality lifestyle programs.

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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: Charlie Street, Umagico QLD 4876

Postal Address: PO Box 95, BAMAGA QLD  4876

Phone

+61 7 4069 3306

Fax

+61 7 4069 3427

Hours

8.00 am - 5pm Monday to Friday

HHS website

Visit Torres and Cape HHS website

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

Bamaga Hospital - 4.5 km (by road)

Centre services

  • General outpatients

Clinics available

  • Allied health
  • Limited pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Mental health/ Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATODS)
  • Maternal health
  • Quality lifestyle
  • Child health
  • Men’s and women’s health
  • Pathology

Alcohol management plans

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

Last updated: 5 December 2017

Umagico PHCC