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Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services - Balgo

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

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About Us

Balgo (Wirrimanu) is one of Australian’s most remote Aboriginal communities located in the south-east Kimberley region of Western Australia on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert and on the western edge of the Tanami Desert. The Community is approximately 1100km east of Broome and 250km south of Halls Creek with a population of approximately 500 – 600. Clinical services at Balgo Health Centre have been provided by KAMS since 2006. Balgo Health Centre is a comprehensive Primary Health Care service staffed by General Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am—12pm and 1pm—4:30pm. The Health Centre is closed to patients on Fridays from 12noon for staff professional development, auditing and administrative work. The Health Centre is on call 24 hours a day for accidents and emergencies. Services available: Child and Maternal Health Men’s Health Women’s Health School Health Immunisations Chronic Disease management, screening and prevention Health promotion programs 24hour accident and emergency service Allied and Specialist health visits Medication management

Quick Facts About The Region

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services - Balgo is located in the suburb of Tanami, the council of Halls Creek and the federal electorate of Durack.