Remote health services

To find a remote health clinic or remote health programs go to the Bushtel website.

Primary health care services

Not all Top End and Central Australian sites have access to all services.

Emergency

General

  • medical assessment by a health practitioner or registered nurse
  • blood pressure check
  • wound management
  • anticoagulant therapy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks - all ages
  • pain management
  • X-ray.

Cancer

  • some cancer checks and treatment.

Cardiac services - see emergency also

Diabetes

Infectious disease

  • sexually transmitted infections (STI) checks and treatment
  • disease outbreaks services
  • tuberculosis checks and treatment
  • leprosy checks and treatment
  • blood borne virus checks
  • strongyloides (worms) treatment.

Kidneys

  • kidney function checks and treatments
  • haemodialysis
  • emergency dialysis - peritoneal
  • urinary continence advice.

Respiratory

Respiratory assessment and treatment.

Maternal, women's health and obstetrics

  • emergency birth
  • antenatal and postnatal problems
  • contraception advice
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • parenting groups
  • antenatal checks
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • postnatal checks
  • breastfeeding
  • postnatal depression checks
  • cervical screening.

Child health

  • child health checks - weight, height, development, hearing, eyes and skin
  • anaemia check and treatment
  • growth faltering check and treatment
  • azithromycin treatment for bronchiectasis
  • vaccinations
  • complex care coordination
  • dental check - see visiting services below for dental therapist
  • trachoma check.

Mental health and alcohol and other drugs

  • basic counselling
  • social and emotional wellbeing assessment
  • psychiatric community order review
  • mental health assessment and treatment
  • suicide assessment
  • alcohol and other drugs assessment
  • after hospital discharge checks.

Rehabilitation

  • complex care coordination
  • stoma care
  • aged and disability referrals
  • spinal care.

Healthy lifestyle

  • smoking
  • falls
  • health promotion activities, groups, prevention services - such as healthy skin program
  • early intervention programs
  • environmental health
  • vaccination programs.

Other services

Visiting services

Attendance of visiting services varies from fortnightly to annually. Services include:

  • dentist for adults
  • dental therapist for children
  • dietitian
  • ultrasound
  • Centre for Disease Control
  • Age Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
  • physiotherapist
  • occupational therapist
  • palliative care team
  • exercise physiologist
  • podiatrist
  • cardiac educator
  • diabetes educator
  • audiologist
  • surgeon
  • physician
  • obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • cardiologist
  • endocrinologist
  • urologist/renal team
  • respiratory team
  • ear, nose and throat
  • pharmacist
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Team
  • Volatile Substances Assessment (VSA) team
  • paediatrician
  • ophthalmologist
  • optometrist
  • psychiatrist / Mental Health team
  • speech pathologist
  • Spinal Team
  • psychologist
  • social worker.

Contact details for Top End clinics

Clinic namePhoneFaxAddressOpening hours

Adelaide River

(08) 8976 7027

(08) 8976 7093

C/ Adelaide River PO 0846

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Alyangula

(08) 8987 6255

(08) 8987 6116

PO Box 347 Alyangula 0885

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Angurugu

(08) 8987 6311

(08) 8987 6632

PO Box 347 Alyangula 0885

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Batchelor

(08) 8976 0011

(08) 8976 0105

C/ Batchelor Post Office 0845

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Belyuen

(08) 8978 5023

(08) 8978 5181

PMB 17 Darwin 0801

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Bickerton Island

(08) 8987 7054

(08) 8987 6269

C/ PO Box 347 Alyangula 0845

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Borroloola

(08) 8975 8757

(08) 8975 8718

PO Box 430 Borroloola 0854

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Casuarina Community Care Centre

(08) 8922 7321

(08) 8922 7477

PO Box 40596, Casuarina NT 0811

9am to 4:30pm

Gapuwiyak

(08) 8987 9150

(08) 8987 9121

PMB 18 Gapuwiyak Via Nhulunbuy 0882

9am to 5pm
Emergencies 24/7

Gunbalanya (Oenpelli)

(08) 8979 0178

(08) 8979 0159

CMB 6 via Winnellie 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Jabiru

(08) 8979 2018

(08) 8979 2041

PO Box 221 Jabiru 0886

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Maningrida

(08) 8979 5930

(08) 8979 5933

PMB 185 Winnellie 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Milikapiti

(08) 8978 3950

(08) 8978 3902

PMB 279 Winnellie 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Minjalang

(08) 8979 0229

(08) 8979 0207

PMB 77 Darwin 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Nauiyu Nambiyu (Daly River)

(08) 8978 2435

(08) 8978 1157

PMB 269 Daly River 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Wurrumiyanga

(08) 8978 3984

(08) 8978 3906

PO Box 75 Nguiu Bathurst Island NT 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Numbulwar

(08) 8975 4670

(08) 8975 4671

PMB 183 via Katherine NT 0852

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Palmerston Community Care Centre

(08) 8999 3344

(08) 8999 3333

PO Box 40596, Casuarina NT 0811

9am to 4:30pm

Palumpa

(08) 8978 2359

(08) 8978 2170

PMB 224 Winnellie 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Peppimenarti NGO

(08) 8978 1066

(08) 8978 2962

PMB 219 Winnellie, NT 0822

9am to 4:30pm Emergencies 24/7

Pine Creek

(08) 8976 1268

(08) 8978 1325

PO Box 146 Pine Creek 0847

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Pirlangimpi

(08) 8978 3953

(08) 8978 3932

PMB 155 Winnellie NT 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Ramingining

(08) 8979 7923

(08) 8979 7930

PMB 204 via Winnellie 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Robinson River

(08) 8975 9985

(08) 8975 9857

PMB 146 Katherine 0850

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Umbakumba

(08) 8987 6772

(08) 8987 6799

PO Box 347 Alyangula 0885

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Wadeye (Port Keats)

(08) 8978 2360

(08) 8978 2555

PMB 202 Winnellie 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Wagait Beach (emergency service only, call Royal Darwin Hospital switchboard or 000)

(08) 8922 8888

  

24/7 Emergencies only

Warruwi

(08) 8979 0500

(08) 8979 0505

PMB 238 Winnellie, NT 0822

9am to 5pm Emergencies 24/7

Contact details for Barkly clinics

LocationPhoneFaxOpening hours
Ali Curung(08) 8964 1954(08) 8964 19718am to 5pm, Monday to Wednesday only
Barkly mobile(08) 8962 4254(08) 8962 4207Not applicable
Canteen Creek(08) 8964 1510(08) 8964 15148am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Epenarra(08) 8964 1559(08) 8964 19038am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Lake Nash (Alpurrurulam)(07) 4748 3111(07) 4748 48748am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Elliott(08) 8969 2060(08) 8969 20708am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7

Contact details for Central Australia clinics

LocationPhoneFaxOpening hours
Alcoota (Engawala)(08) 8956 9944(08) 8942 68398am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Aputula (Finke)(08) 8956 0961(08) 8980 07238am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Bonya(08) 8956 6300(08) 8942 68418am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Docker River (Kaltukatjara)(08) 8956 7342(08) 8942 68558am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji)(08) 8956 8472(08) 8942 68968am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Harts Range (Atijere)(08) 8956 9778(08) 8942 68418am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Hermannsberg (Ntaria)(08) 8956 7433 or (08) 8951 6040(08) 8942 68458am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Imanpa (Mt Ebenezer)(08) 8956 7484(08) 8942 68568am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Kings Canyon (Watarraka)(08) 8956 7807(08) 8942 68058am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Laramba (Napperby)(08) 8956 8792(08) 8942 68438am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Mt Liebig (Amunturrngu)(08) 8956 8595(08) 8942 68108am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Nyirripi(08) 8956 8835(08) 8942 68368am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Papunya(08) 8956 8505 or (08) 8956 8803(08) 8923 95848am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Tara (Neutral Junction)(08) 8956 9789(08) 8942 68478am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Ti Tree(08) 8956 9736(08) 8980 07418am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
6 Mile(08) 8956 9736(08) 8980 07468am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Titjikala (Maryvale)(08) 8956 0905(08) 8942 68548am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Wallace Rockhole(08) 8956 7763(08) 8942 68458am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Wilora (Stirling)(08) 8956 9950(08) 8942 68448am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Willowra(08) 8956 8788(08) 8942 68408am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Yuelamu (Mt Allen)(08) 8956 8747(08) 8980 07098am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Yuendumu(08) 8956 4030(08) 8942 68048am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7
Yulara (Ayers Rock)(08) 8956 2224(08) 8923 76748am to 5pm
Emergency 24/7

Top End primary health care sites

Listed below are the places you can access primary health care in the Top End.

Darwin region

Top End West district:

  • Adelaide River
  • Batchelor 
  • Nauiyu (Daly River)
  • Palumpa
  • Peppimenarti
  • Wadeye (Port Keats).

Top End Central district:

  • Belyuen
  • Milikapiti
  • Warrumiyanga
  • Pirlangimpi
  • Wagait Beach.

West Arnhem / Maningrida district:

  • Gunbalanya (Oenpelli)
  • Jabiru
  • Maningrida
  • Minjilang
  • Warruwi.

Darwin urban district:

  • Casuarina Community Care Centre
  • Karama Child and Family Health Clinic
  • Nylander Child and Family Health Clinic
  • Palmerston Community Care Centre.

Prisons district:

  • Darwin prison
  • Don Dale
  • police watch houses.

East Arnhem region

East Arnhem North district:

  • Gapuwiyak
  • Ramingining
  • Nhulunbuy Community Care Centre.

East Arnhem South district:

  • Alyangula
  • Angurugu
  • Milyakburra (Bickerton Island)
  • Numbulwar
  • Umbakumba.

Katherine region

Katherine district:

  • Borroloola Primary Health Care Centre
  • Pine Creek Primary Health Care Centre
  • Robinson River Primary Health Care Centre
  • Katherine Urban Community Care Centre.

Central Australia primary health care sites

Alice Springs district:

  • Peter Sitzler Building Primary Health Care
  • Remote Alcohol and other Drugs Workforce
  • Flynn Drive Community Health Care
  • Prison Health Care
  • Police Watch House.

Last updated: 20 December 2016