Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Services

How we can help you

There are a range of services that help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families to stay healthy. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person or family member you can access all of the general services plus the services below.

RHW Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer

  • An Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer can help you understand ways to manage your health care. They can organise and take you to your appointments. They can also speak with your doctors and go to appointments with you to offer support.
  • An Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer can talk with you about other services that may assist you. They can help you make contact with these services.

You can contact our RHW Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer, Marni on: 0455 276 031 or at the Social Work office on 02 9382 6670.

La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre

La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre provides services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families. Various health services provide clinics at the Centre where you can see specialist Doctors and allied health staff. The services provided include:

  • Endocrinology - For if you have problems with your hormones e.g. Diabetes. 
  • Cardiology - For problems with your heart or blood vessels.
  • Respiratory - For problems with your lungs, airways and blood vessels that help you breathe.
  • Geriatrics - If you are an older Aboriginal person, this clinic helps with preventing and treating disease and disability.
  • Podiatry - For problems with your feet, ankles or lower limbs.
  • Eye clinic - If you have problems with your eyes.
  • Oral Health Services - For problems with your teeth, gums and your mouth and face that allows you to smile, speak or chew.  
  • Midwife Service - Supports pregnant women in their health care.
  • Early Childhood Services - Carries out health checks for young children and provide information on parenting. 
  • Children’s Services - For children under the age of 16 years. 
  • Mental Health Services - Helps if you are experiencing problems with how you are feeling, thinking, behaving or interacting with others. Mental illnesses are of different types and severity. E.g. depression and anxiety.
  • Drug and Alcohol Services - Supports you if you have addiction to alcohol or other drugs. 

The Centre at La Perouse is open from Monday to Friday. To make an appointment or you can contact the Centre directly on 02 8347 4800 or alternatively you can contact one of the AHWs to make you an appointment.