Aboriginal Health

Kirketon Road Centre is committed to providing culturally appropriate and holistic health care when working with Aboriginal clients. Our programs empower clients to participate in decision making relating to their own health and wellbeing and promote reconnection to Country and culture.

Itha Mari

The phrase ‘Itha Mari’ comes from the Barkindji language and means ‘this way in the right direction’. The Itha Mari program encompasses men’s and women’s health groups, mob lunch and weekly yarning circles. These events encourage Aboriginal clients to give voice to their health needs and other concerns, working with engaging cultural activities such as artwork, weaving, painting, beading and storytelling.

The Itha Mari program runs every Thursday from 10am to 12pm at Kirketon Road Centre.

The Deadly Liver Mob

The Deadly Liver Mob (DLM) is a health promotion program aimed at increasing understanding and testing of hepatitis C, and other blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections among Aboriginal people in NSW. 

Incentive vouchers to undertake education and screening are available for Aboriginal people at risk of hepatitis C, and other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). So come in to the DLM clinic to get tested and learn more about how to protect yourself and keep our community safe from infections. 

The Deadly Liver Mob Clinic is held on Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm at Kirketon Road Centre. No appointment necessary.

Outreach and Community Events

The Senior Aboriginal Health Project Officer also provides extensive community outreach and participates in many community events such as Yabun Festival, Closing the Gap, National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week. In addition, sexual health screening, drug and alcohol and Naloxone Drug Overdose training is provided to young people at risk, through workshops, Sista Speak and high-school screening days. 

Where?

Aboriginal health services are offered at:

How do I access the program?

Come in and see us at Kirketon Road Centre. No appointment or referral is necessary. Or drop into the Itha Mari program on Thursday from 10am to 12pm, or the Deadly Liver Mob Clinic on Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm.

Free, anonymous care

Our services are:

  • confidential
  • anonymous 
  • free
  • provided by experts: multidisciplinary doctors, nurses and counsellors 
  • available without a referral 
  • available without a Medicare card 

More information

Come and have a yarn with Cathy Kostovski, our Senior Aboriginal Health Project Officer, or call her on 9360 2766.

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